Andrea Hansen is a litigation attorney with a particular focus on gaming, election, and appellate law.  

  • Gaming: Represents and counsels public and privately held casino operators, platform providers, and suppliers to casinos; concentrates in gaming regulatory issues, advises clients on the requirements of Michigan Gaming Laws and represents clients in administrative hearings; possesses extensive experience with licensing issues, compliance matters, and regulatory proceedings before the Michigan Gaming Control Board; represents gaming clients with respect to business matters and litigation of particular concern to the gaming industry; extensive involvement with drafting of amendments to Gaming Laws, including Lawful internet Gaming Act and Lawful Sports Betting Act, represents platform providers, casino operators, and suppliers with licensing, internal controls, contracts, and overall regulatory approval process. Specific services she provides include assisting and advising with respect to:
    • Casino, Platform Provider and Supplier Licensing for retail, iGaming and iSports
    • Debt Transaction and other financing approvals
    • Transfers of Interest, mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and restructurings
    • Legislative and Administrative Rule Drafting
    • Compliance review, recommendations and regulatory process
    • Drafting and review of Internal Control Procedures
    • Technology approval process
  • Election law: Represents and counsels candidates and companies with respect to campaign finance issues, formation of candidate committees, and PACs and compliance therewith; extensive experience in preparing and challenging ballot initiatives at a local, county, and state level before the Board of State Canvassers, Michigan Court of Appeals, and Michigan Supreme Court; experience with state regulation of campaign finance and lobbying issues, forms, and compliance matters; and election law experience, including recount and recall procedures
  • Appellate: Serves as appellate counsel in state and federal courts on commercial, gaming, election, divorce, employment, and other complex matters





Court Admissions



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2024
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Gaming Law
      • Government Relations Practice
    • Lansing Gaming Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023
    • Lansing Government Relations Practice "Lawyer of the Year," 2023
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-2023
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Named one of 30 "Women in the Law," 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • Michigan League for Public Policy, Board of Directors, 2015-present

News & Insights


  • Media |
  • Andrea L. Hansen is featured in the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly article “MiLW’s 2014 Women in the Law honorees announced”
    Media |
  • Andrea Hansen quoted in the National Public Radio online article “Language of recall petition against Rick Snyder approved”
    Media | Also quoted in the Detroit News, AnnArbor.com and EclectaBlog |
  • Andrea Hansen's appointment to the Elder Law of Michigan Board noted in the Lansing State Journal
    Media | Also noted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and Ingham County Legal News |


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