Carol Hansen

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Carol M. Hansen is a judge on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, the intermediate appellate court in the state of Oklahoma.[1]

Background and education[edit]

Judge Hansen was born in Oklahoma City, and received her bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees from Oklahoma City University. She married Paul Hansen (now deceased) and has five children.[1]

Legal career[edit]

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.[1]


  • 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.[1]


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