Haynes Hansen



Haynes Hansen practices complex civil litigation involving issues of alleged fraud and breach of contract.

Before joining Robins Kaplan, Haynes served as a law clerk for the Honorable Diane B. Bratvold on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. His work there involved providing detailed research and advice on issues ranging from civil litigation to criminal appeals.

Haynes attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was the lead articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review. He also served as the student director of the University of Minnesota Consumer Protection Clinic, where he represented clients in a wide range of contractual and consumer protection issues.

  • Represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri and other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in litigation against defendants who conspired to defraud the healthcare insurers through utilization of a laboratory pass-through billing scheme. The defendants and their co-conspirators took control of a Critical Access Hospital in Unionville, MO called Putnam County Memorial Hospital, and used the hospital to bill our clients $18 million for lab tests performed by their laboratory in Colorado. By billing the tests through the hospital, they obtained substantially inflated reimbursements. Robins Kaplan secured a jury verdict for compensatory and punitive damages totaling $25.6 million.
Northstar Lawyer
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2022)
  • Named "Attorney of the Year," Minnesota Lawyer (2021)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (2017); Lead Articles Editor, Minnesota Law Review (2016-2017)
  • University of Minnesota, B.S. in Political Science (2013); graduated with high honors 
Professional Associations
  • Ramsey County Bar Association


Links to full publications and news releases.


February 22, 2022
Briefly: Sweat the Small Stuff - It Matters
Minnesota Lawyer - Haynes Hansen and Eric Magnuson
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