Kristy Hansen
B.A., B.S.W. (Hons.), R.S.W., J.D.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Protection

(807) 344-2400

Having been born and raised in the small town of Manitouwadge, Ontario, I moved to Thunder Bay in 2008 to pursue my education. I became a registered social worker and developed my social work skills as a child protection worker and family counsellor. During my time as a counsellor, I also ran parenting programs for parents of high-needs children and taught coping skills to children with behavioural difficulties. As a lawyer, I continue to be passionate about mental health and advocating for families and children in crisis. When I’m not working for my clients, I can be found hiking, snowshoeing, camping, fishing, swimming, or otherwise relaxing in nature with my tiny dog, Winston.

Professional Qualifications

  • Called to the Ontario bar, 2020
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Member of the Thunder Bay Law Association
  • Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association


  • J.D., Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, 2020
    (First-Class Standing)
  • B.S.W. (Honours), Lakehead University, 2012
    (Dean’s List)
  • B.A., Lakehead University, 2011


  • “Mental Health and the Legal Profession” – Northern Law Compass (2018)
  • “Indigenous Legal Traditions within Northwestern Ontario’s Child Welfare System” – Northern Law Compass (2017)
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