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Kristina D. Lawson


Hanson Bridgett

First female managing partner in Hanson Bridgett's history

Former mayor of Walnut Creek, CA

Kristina Lawson is Hanson Bridgett’s Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s Management Committee. As the firm’s chief executive, Lawson is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s strategy and management. She is the first female Managing Partner in Hanson Bridgett’s 60+ year history.

Prior to her election as Managing Partner, Lawson served as the leader of the firm’s Real Estate + Environment Section. She is an expert in complex California entitlement, land use, environmental/natural resources and municipal matters, and a respected statewide authority on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and strategy. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Lawson is a former mayor of the City of Walnut Creek. In 2015, she was appointed by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to serve on the Medical Board of California, where she currently serves as the Board’s President.

Lawson has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business. Corporate Counsel recognized her with a Women, Influence, and Power in Law – Managing Partner of the Year honor. She is a member of the Bay Area Council’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and currently serves as the co-chair of the Bay Area Council’s Government Relations Committee.

These are some of the reasons why we are honoring Kristina Lawson with Connect CRE’s 2022 California Lawyers in Real Estate Award. The award celebrates real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice and the larger community.


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