News, Events and Community


Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC prepares a quarterly newsletter, the BHH Bulletin, that provides articles on trending and emerging legal issues and topics.

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The attorneys at Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC are frequent speakers and participants in seminars, conferences, mock trials, webinars/webcasts and other presentations on behalf of many local, state and national defense organizations. Our attorneys speak on a variety of topics related to all aspects of our practice areas and enjoy sharing our knowledge with clients and colleagues. We hope you can visit with us at one of our upcoming events.

  • Donna L. Burden and Sarah Hansen were presented with the 2019 George W. Yancey Memorial Award from the International Association of Defense Counsel for their article on “Are You Ready for a Wallaby at the Water Cooler? Service Animals in the Workplace – What Do Employer Clients Need to Know.”
    July 13, 2019
  • Donna L. Burden, founding partner at Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC, presented on a panel the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC, entitled “#MeToo: The Impact on You and Your Clients.”
    July 13, 2019
  • Partner Donna L. Burden presented at Transportation Megaconference XIV on “Hot Topics in Damages”
    March 23, 2019
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For Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC, giving back to the community is an important part of what we do, both individually and as a firm.

Our attorneys and staff are active in many local charitable groups and organizations and the firm supports their individual endeavors to share their time and talents with the Buffalo-Niagara community.The attorneys at Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC have a history of serving as board members for organizations, both those aimed at promoting ethical legal practice across the country, and those that provide services to individuals and families in need in our own backyard. Burden, Hafner & Hansen believes in good corporate citizenship by taking an active part in community events and supporting local causes. We are a community-oriented firm that is truly dedicated to the motto of the City of Buffalo—the City of Good Neighbors. The satisfaction we feel helping our fellow community members is only matched by the satisfaction we feel serving the needs of our clients.