Lang & Klain, PLC




James N. Hanson

Lang & Klain, PLC

8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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James N. Hanson

Construction attorney Jamie Hanson is a former Chief Counsel for the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Jamie Hanson began his legal career in 2011, serving a one-year appointment as a judicial clerk to Judge Peter B. Swann of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

He joined Lang & Klain in 2012 and gained extensive experience in construction litigation and in representing contractors and subcontractors in licensing and complaint matters before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC). In 2015 he left our firm to accept a position at the ROC as its Chief Counsel, returning to Lang & Klain in 2017.

Before entering the legal profession, James taught Latin at Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix.

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Contractor Licensing

Business Law

Public Service

Chief Counsel, Arizona Registrar of Contractors, 2015-2017

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Executive Council Member, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section; Member, Construction Law Section

Maricopa County Bar Association: Board Member, Construction Law Section

Scottsdale Bar Association

Industry Memberships

American Subcontractors Association of Arizona

Mechanical Trade Contractors Association of Arizona

Ceramic Tile & Stone Association of Arizona

Arizona Landscape Contractors Association

Southwest Business Credit Services


Judicial Clerk, Honorable Peter B. Swann, Arizona Court of Appeals, 2011-2012

Court Admissions

Arizona, 2012

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2012


"Registrar of Contractors Proceedings” (chapter co-author), Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed. 2016, State Bar of Arizona


New Arizona ROC Rule to Ease Contractor Licensing Exam, Experience Requirements, March 2018

ROC Removes a Hurdle to Getting a Contractor's License, January 2018

ROC Rule Changes Appear to Benefit Contractors, November 2017

ROC Releases New Contractor's License Applications, October 2017

Employee Misuse of Confidential Information, December 2014

Worker Lawsuits a New Threat to Employers in Wage & Hour Claims, December 2013

Customer List: Not Necessarily a Trade Secret, November 2013


"Read the Contract: A Lawyer's First Step in Every Construction Dispute," State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law CLE, Ethics Panel on Settlement Negotiations and Mediations, March 2018

"How to Use a No-Pay Complaint to Increase the Likelihood of Payment," Southwest Business Credit Services, February 2018

“Handling an ROC Complaint: A Guide for Licensed Contractors in Arizona,” Desert Pool & Spa Show for the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association, February 2018

“How the ROC is Rolling: Important Changes at the Arizona Registrar of Contractors,” State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section, February 2017

“The Administrative Process at the Registrar of Contractors,” CLE on Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, October 2016

“Changes at the Registrar of Contractors,” State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section, April 2015


J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 2011: Arizona State Law Journal; Pedrick Scholar

M.A., English Literature, Arizona State University, 2011

B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, 2002


Phoenix, Arizona