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Luke Hansen
Worked at Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Attended St. Norbert College
Lives in Hoboken, NJ
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Hoboken, NJ
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Brooklyn, NY - Portland, OR - Tumwater, WA - Wauwatosa, WI - Bismarck, ND - Kelso, WA - Albuquerque, NM - Grand Forks, ND - Milwaukee, WI - Olympia, WA
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  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2013 - 2013
    Specialized in representing the State of Washington in felony court proceedings by interacting with attorneys and judges, processing complex information, making concise arguments, and managing high case volume. • Collaborated with legal assistants to ensure smooth operation of court proceedings. • Interacted daily with up to 20 prosecuting attorneys to guarantee the State’s interests were properly represented. • Appeared in court every day on 40-60 cases on behalf of the State of Washington in felony court proceedings involving prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, sheriff deputies, interpreters, and defendants. • Reacted quickly to unforeseen occurrences and adjusted plans accordingly to ensure court operated smoothly. • Exhibited high comfort level with large amounts of dense data presented in a condensed timeframe. • Implemented changes to office and courtroom procedures to make the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the court more efficient.
  • Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
    Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2011 - 2013
    Professionally represented the State of Washington and City of Tumwater in every stage of criminal proceedings by thoroughly reviewing law enforcement reports; working with law enforcement officers, witnesses, and victims; interacting with attorneys and judges; and managing extremely large caseload. • Presided over caseloads for Thurston County and the City of Tumwater that were in the hundreds; handled felonies, gross misdemeanors, and misdemeanors. • Reviewed facts in each Thurston County and City of Tumwater case; made charging decisions; made plea offers; negotiated resolutions with defense attorneys; met with law enforcement officers, witnesses, and victims; brainstormed with fellow prosecuting attorneys; worked with paralegals and legal assistants; argued cases in court; took 12 cases to trial; and handled appeals and probation violations. • Worked on long, complicated cases, many of which were open for a year or more. • Recruited by management to join a committee charged with revamping the office’s promotion policy. • Revamped many aspects of the criminal justice system in the City of Tumwater to make it more efficient and more reputable; namely, re-organized the court schedule so probation violations would only be heard on one docket a week to better balance the schedule, changed system so defense attorneys would receive plea offers in advance of court, and simplified court proceedings by grouping hearings by type.
  • Walstead Mertsching
    Associate Attorney, 2009 - 2011
    Served as trusted legal counsel for clients in need of help in both civil and criminal matters. Engaged in creative problem solving to ensure clients received maximum service for minimal costs. • Represented clients in civil proceedings ranging from property conflicts to financial disputes. • Met with clients to discuss the merits of their civil cases, researched strengths and weaknesses of cases, informed clients of likely outcomes, filed and responded to lawsuits, argued motions in court, negotiated settlements with opposing attorneys, and advised clients of best possible resolutions. • When appropriate, formulated creative solutions to complex legal problems that avoided costly litigation and were in clients’ best interests. • Started criminal defense practice at firm. Represented defendants throughout the criminal justice process; met with clients to discuss options, negotiated with prosecuting attorneys, and appeared in court.
  • United States District Court - District of North Dakota
    Law Clerk, 2007 - 2009
    Performed sophisticated legal research and produced publishable-quality legal writing for Judge Daniel L. Hovland, while ensuring the smooth operation of his chambers. • Took ownership of workload with limited oversight from Judge Hovland. • Thoroughly reviewed parties’ briefs in complex civil and criminal matters. Dissected arguments, finding flaws and weaknesses, along with strengths. • Performed exhaustive research to determine accuracy of parties’ legal arguments and to find on-point case law overlooked by parties. • Spent as much time as necessary on each order to ensure drafts presented to Judge Hovland did not miss any feasible argument or analysis. • Provided Judge Hovland in-depth explanations of issues and legal bases for my conclusions.
  • North Dakota Supreme Court
    Law Clerk, 2006 - 2007
    Conducted thorough legal research and drafted legal opinions that met the high standards of Justice Mary M. Maring of the North Dakota Supreme Court. • Conferred with Justice Maring on each case assigned to her chambers to determine the proper direction of judicial opinions. • Conducted exhaustive but disciplined research on 29 civil and criminal cases after dissecting parties’ and, in the case of dissents, justices’ legal arguments. • Drafted 29 well-reasoned legal opinions and dissents. • Collaborated with Justice Maring’s assistant on a daily basis to ensure legal opinions were of the highest quality.
Education
  • St. Norbert College
    BA: Business Administration, Political Science, 1999 - 2003
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    J.D., 2003 - 2006
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We celebrated my wife's birthday at the Fairway Villas. We were going for a good experience; our expectations were exceeded. There was the typical good Marriott service that we have come to expect. The property is well maintained. Our room was amazing: two bedroom suite with a really nice kitchen. Washer and dryer. Fireplace. Spa bathtub. Huge dining room table. Balcony. You can't ask for much more. This would be a great place to visit in summer (if you can get a room) to take advantage of the outdoor activities. The only things that could improved: the shower door needs to be cleaner where it connects to the surround. And the indoor pool should be bigger and the should be more hot tubs. Really, these are minor issues. This was the nicest hotel room we have ever had. We hope to visit again for a longer stay.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
My wife and I had a free night to use at a Marriott so we thought staying at the Princeton Marriott would be a good choice. We were right. We were only there one night but it is obvious it is a nice hotel. We visited the hotel bar. There were quite a few people there and the service was top notch. The front desk staff was nice and helpful. The room was nice. It wasn't the nicest room I have ever seen at a Marriott but it was nice nonetheless. The hallways could be spruced up. The best part was the shuttle driver who graciously drive us into town so we didn't need a taxi.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
While the building's outside appearance leaves much to be desired, the interior was nice. I was there for a two day conference. Everything seemed to be run well. They get a deduction for two reasons. One, there were way too many disposable products, namely, coffee cups and water cups. I have been to other conferences that used real cups. This greatly reduces waste. Second, the lunch the second day only had salad for non-meat eaters. The first day's lunch was great but the second day was a disappointment.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Veganized has quickly become my favorite restaurant. As a vegan, I was quite surprised that New Brunswick would support a vegan restaurant. It just goes to show how great food trumps all. The key is that Veganized served real food. It doesn't focus on "fake" food to cater to carnivores. It is as close to a whole food plant based restaurant I have found. Every meal is great. I go to school down the block so I go there a lot. Their celery and leek soup is amazing. Their Fall in Love flat bread is as good as anything I have ever eaten. It caters to vegans and non-vegans because the food is that great. They are also a savvy business. My wife and I went there for their Thanksgiving five course meal. It was amazing yet we didn't feel disgusting. I am really impressed how busy it is especially given its off the beaten path location. Dmitri and the head chef are extremely friendly and welcoming. What a great addition to downtown New Brunswick. I just wish they would open a location in Hoboken! It would do so well there. Or anywhere for that matter. You need to go there often!
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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I usually don't go to pizza by the slice places but I am really glad I tried Jules. My friends and I were in the area for a curling tournament and practice. One of my teammates grew up in the area and suggested we stop at Jules on the way back to New Jersey. The interior is well done. It is modern and minimalist without looking sparse. There are some places that try looking minimalist but instead end up with an unattractive appearance. Jules has a very nice look to it. It is pizza by the slice but so much more. The pizza actually looks attractive unlike many pizza by the slice places. My wife and I are vegan but appreciated how nice all of the pizzas looked. You can also buy whole pies here. We decided to go that route. There were plenty of vegetarian/vegan options and of course you can easily make any pizza to accommodate your preferences. We went with the Vegan pizza with no vegan cheese. I was worried at first because I was amused by how they make a "vegan" pizza with practically no toppings. It is as if people forget that vegetables on a pizza are good for vegans. Oh well...my concerns were quickly alleviated. The price ($14 with tax) was amazing when we saw the size of the pizza. It isn't your traditional big round pie. It is a long, narrow oval but still substantial in size. They present the pies on flat pieces of wood that provide an attractive presentation. The crust is called thin crust but I would call it flatbread. I am a fan of that so no complaints here. The pizza itself was amazing. Far too often I eat pizza that is lacking in flavor. Even highly rated places seem to have sauce that lacks in flavor. There's usually something missing. That is definitely not the case at Jules. There was a ton of sauce (calling it sauce is not sufficient because it was more of a bruschetta topping) and it was bursting with flavor. My wife and I finished off a large. It was so good. I can't wait to go back. It is easily on par with the best places I have been to in New York and may be the best pizza I have had. I can't attest to the other pizzas with more elaborate toppings but I am sure they are also very good. I can't wait to return the next time we are in the area.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This is one of the nicer Holiday Inn Express properties I have been to. It is cleaner and more attractive than most. There are two things holding me back from giving 5 stars. Its location is not ideal. Maybe it works for business travelers but for my wife and me, we had to take Lyft to get here because we don't have a car. It wouldn't have been very easy to walk to the hotel from New Brunswick. Second, the mattress was not very comfortable. I usually love hotel mattresses because they are firm. This one was too soft for my liking. Nonetheless, this is a very nice Holiday Inn Express and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago