Attorney Profiles

Attorney Profiles

Shaun Hanson, Partner

Family Law Attorney

Serving Riverside County since 1997, Attorney Shaun Hanson is a founding partner of Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. He has spent the majority of his legal career practicing in family law courts, and has handled more than 5,000 family law cases over the years.

Mr. Hanson has a deep understanding of the complexities of family law cases. It is always his goal to take all reasonable steps to achieve an amicable resolution or settlement outside of the court system. He understands, however, that sometimes even the best intentions to resolve a divorce in a peaceful manner can become impossible and it is best for the matter to proceed to court. If that does happen, he has the experience, knowledge and ability necessary to protect your rights and those of your children, if any.

He is dedicated to ensuring that your rights and your best interests are protected throughout the process. In addition to serving his clients, Mr. Hanson also makes it a priority to serve his community. In fact, he has been recognized by the Riverside County Superior court for the most volunteer hours for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. He has also received the 2007 Southwest Riverside County Bar Association's Attorney of the Year award, and continues to practice legal excellence in every case that he handles.

Due to his many years of service in the area, Mr. Hanson has an excellent reputation among the Riverside courts as well as among the local counsel. To learn more about how you will benefit from his dedicated help with your case, call and schedule a consultation today.

H. Charles "Chuck" Gorian, Partner

Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Chuck Gorian has been working exclusively to protect the rights of the accused since 2002. He has practiced in all civil and criminal courts in Southern California, including the federal court system. He is admitted to the California State Bar and the Central and Southern Districts of the Federal Court system. He has experience handling all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, including DUI, drug crimes, theft crimes, homicide and sexual offenses.

As a Riverside criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Gorian is dedicated to upholding the rights of those who have been accused of a criminal offense, no matter how tough the circumstances may seem. His extensive knowledge and familiarity with the court system is a huge benefit to those who choose to work with him.

Erik J. Bradford, Partner

Family Law Attorney

Attorney Erik Bradford has been working in family law since before he graduated from law school. Since becoming a member of the California State Bar in 2001, he has maintained that dedication to serving families in the area.

He is experienced in handling all types of divorce cases, including those with complex custody or property/asset division issues.

In his personal time, Mr. Bradford enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Danica L. Hanich, Partner

Certified Family Law Specialist

Danica L. Hanich is a partner at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. Ms. Hanich is a Certified Family Law Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization, a part of the California State Bar. There are only approximately 30 Certified Specialists in Family Law in Riverside County. Ms. Hanich has exclusively practiced Family Law for the last 14 years.

Before becoming a partner with Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, Ms. Hanich was a sole practitioner in Temecula, California. Prior to that, she was a partner at Powers & Hanich in Hemet for more than ten years. On numerous occasions, Ms. Hanich has sat as Judge Pro Tem in Riverside Superior Court in Family Law matters. She has been the past President of Mt. San Jacinto Bar Association and is a member of the Southwest Bar Association and Inns of Court.

For her undergraduate degree, Ms. Hanich attended California State University at Long Beach concentrating on Political Science and Speech Communication. She attended California Southern Law School at night while working as a Legal Assistant during the day. Ms. Hanich was granted her Juris Doctor in 1999 and sworn in as an Attorney at Law on June 5, 2000.

Ms. Hanich enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her husband and two sons.

Maria Spear

Associate Family Attorney

Ms. Spear is an associate attorney with Hanson, Gorian, Bradford, and Hanich. Attorney Spear discovered her passion for the law when working as a legal assistant at a boutique bankruptcy firm in Palm Desert, California.

After being told she had the skills to be a great attorney, and upon realizing that the profession was in need of strong, loyal, and charismatic women, she began her pursuit of a juris doctorate degree at Western State University College of Law. Ms. Spear graduated Magna Cum Laude and proceeded to pass the California Bar Exam on her first attempt.

Although considered a very challenging and strenuous field, Ms. Spear has always wanted to practice Family Law as it carries an important human element not always found in other practice areas.

Ms. Spear thrives at providing not only resilient advocacy for her clients, but doing so in a sympathetic and compassionate manner.

Cora Dorado

Associate Family Attorney

Ms. Dorado was born and raised in Riverside, California. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Chapman University. Ms. Dorado also graduated summa cum laude from Chapman University earning her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.

After graduate school, Ms. Dorado continued her education and graduated with her juris doctorate degree from Concord Law School in June 2015. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in May 2016.

During college, Ms. Dorado worked full-time as a family law paralegal. After she completed graduate school, she also worked as an adjunct paralegal instructor. This has provided her with over 17 years of experience in the family law justice system, and substantial experience in leadership and education.

Ms. Dorado is empathetic and passionate about serving her clients’ legal needs. She spends time listening to her clients, and understanding their needs and concerns. She also takes time to explain the family law litigation process for her clients.

Attorney Dorado will relentlessly fight to advocate for her clients. She is not easily intimidated by challenges or adversity.