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Danielle Hanson

Gold Coast Traffic Lawyer


Danielle Hanson is one of our senior criminal lawyers and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University.  Although she is based at our Southport office, Danielle regularly travels to Brisbane and regional areas across Queensland to represent her clients.

Danielle is thorough and frank in her dealings with clients, ensuring that they understand every nuance of their matter, how it will proceed through the criminal justice system, and all the options available to them. Danielle understands the importance of providing strong and diligent legal representation delivered with an empathetic and supportive approach to help clients through what is, for most, a highly stressful experience.

Danielle represents clients charged with a wide variety of traffic matters such as drink driving, dangerous driving and special hardship orders and she committed to restorative justice and has successfully assisted many clients to resolve their charges via mediation.

Danielle also has a keen interest in working with clients suffering from mental illnesses. She regularly appears before the Mental Health Court and the Magistrates Court for clients who may have a mental health defence open to them. Her expertise in this area allows her to assist her clients in mapping out a holistic plan and approach to their matter which will help reduce the worry and stress of criminal proceedings.

The criminal law team at Potts Lawyers collaborate closely on a day to day basis. Danielle liaises with our other lawyers, criminal and civil, to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. She also has recourse to a number of experienced barristers in building a strong and dependable defence team.

Danielle remains a volunteer lawyer with the Griffith University Innocence Project, which first sparked her interest in this area of practice during her student days. She finds it very rewarding that she can now apply her practical experience as a senior criminal lawyer for the benefit of the project and its clients.

Danielle hosts an Instagram page (@lady.crim.lawyers) with another of Potts Lawyers’ Senior Criminal Lawyers, Erin Mitchell. The page provides an insight into their lives as criminal lawyers, case studies about matters they have worked on, and useful information relating to the criminal law space. A link to their Instagram can be found here:

Contact Us


Queensland Traffic Lawyers

(07) 5532 3133


Gold Coast Office

44 Davenport St

Southport QLD




Brisbane Office

1/420 George St

Brisbane QLD



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