Background and education
Judge Hansen began her career in 1983 as a municipal judge in Stillwater. She became a marshal for the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1984 and was then appointed to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in 1985. The following year, she was retained by voters in a contested election. In 1993, she became the first woman to serve as Chief Judge in any Oklahoma appellate court.
- American Judicature Society,
- American, Oklahoma and Oklahoma County bar associations
- Dispute Resolution Advisory Board
- Ginsburg Inn of Court
Judge Hansen is also a trustee of Oklahoma City University and an Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellow.