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Hanna & Plaut is a civil litigation law firm located in Austin, Texas. We focus on insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, workers’ compensation, and appeals in state and federal courts around the state of Texas. We are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and recommended by Best’s Directory of Insurance Attorneys. Catherine and David have been named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawers List. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson Reuter business. Our firm combines “big firm” levels of experience and expertise with “small firm” responsiveness. At Hanna & Plaut, you get the best of both worlds.
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Hanna & Plaut handles appeals in state and federal courts throughout Texas, including the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and courts of appeals across the state.
Hanna & Plaut attorneys have extensive research and writing experience and take great pride in their appellate advocacy. Whether your appeal involves a mandamus action on a sensitive discovery matter, the planning of a comprehensive appellate strategy in the post-verdict context, or anything in between, we will represent your interests thoroughly and aggressively.
Insurance Bad Faith
Hanna & Plaut has an extensive “bad faith” litigation docket representing insurers in disputes involving a variety of policies, including personal lines and commercial lines. We are also available to present “in-house” seminars for your insurance professionals on a wide variety of insurance topics.
Insurance Bad Faith
Hanna & Plaut's partners have represented insurance carriers in first-party bad faith cases for over 25 year each and they have had outstanding success representing insurers in all types of disputes. We understand your business and work as a part of your litigation team to defend allegations of unreasonable claims handling and statutory violations. Our focus is on achieving the best results for our clients through early analysis and case evaluation and a collaborative approach to litigation.
Hanna & Plaut represents workers' compensation insurance carriers in compensability and medical disputes before the Texas Department of Insurance - Division of Workers' Compensation and the State Office of Administrative Hearings as well as in state district court.
Our workers’ compensation section is led by Robert Josey, who is Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Hanna & Plaut attorneys travel to every field office throughout the state to defend clients in Benefit Review Conferences and Contested Case Hearings.
Hanna & Plaut provides coverage advice and representation of insurance carriers in connection with a wide variety of insurance policies.
Hanna & Plaut has represented carriers in coverage disputes with insureds and with other carriers and can provide coverage advice prior to suit and at any stage in the litigation, including post-verdict. We have represented carriers as Plaintiffs and Defendants in declaratory judgment actions in numerous duty to defend and indemnity coverage questions. We provide coverage opinions quickly and efficiently and we are willing to discuss flat fee coverage opinion services.
Hanna & Plaut is often hired by insurance carriers to defend their insureds in suits alleging personal injury and property damage, including automobile liability, premises liability and defective construction claims.
Hanna & Plaut's attorneys are experienced litigators who demonstrate intelligence and tenacity in the courtroom. We are known for our responsiveness to client questions and concerns and will work with you and your insureds to develop a successful and cost-efficient litigation strategy.
In addition to client counseling on a number of issues, we also provide seminars on issues related to coverage and claims handling to our clients and professional groups.
At Hanna & Plaut, we value our role as counselors and our many years of experience representing carriers gives us the industry knowledge we need to provide advice to our clients on a number of issues, from insurance policy drafting and regulatory issues to Texas law and legal culture.+
Texas Supreme Court grants a mandamus petition and denies Plaintiff’s attempted counteraffidavit “gotcha.”
Confirming and applying its previous opinion in In re Allstate Indemnity Insurance Co., 622 S.W.3d 870 (Tex. 2021), the Texas Supreme Court granted a Petition for Mandamus in In re...
Texas Supreme Court Victory
Congratulations to Eric Peabody and David Plaut on their recent 7-1 win in the Texas Supreme Court in Cause No. 21-0513, Ferrer v. Almanza. In an Opinion by Justice Huddle,...