Catherine L. Hanna


Catherine Hanna’s practice focuses on representation of clients in appellate matters as well as direct representation of insurance carriers in connection with coverage and first-party bad faith actions. Catherine has represented insurance carriers for over 30 years and has extensive experience in coverage and bad faith litigation and appeals involving all types of policies. Catherine has expertise in claims handling and gives seminars regarding claims handling and bad faith.


Stanford Law School, J.D. 1988
Texas Tech University, BA., 1984


Catherine is admitted to practice in Texas state courts as well as the United States District Court for all Districts in Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Catherine is also admitted to practice in the State of California.


Catherine is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association and Travis County Women Lawyers Association. Catherine is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Catherine is a Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. Catherine is also a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel.

Catherine is active in state and local Bar association activities and is a regular contributor and speaker at continuing legal education events. Catherine recently served as an elected member of the Council of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section and currently heads the Task Force for Insurance Specialization.

A strong supporter of public education, Catherine has served as a volunteer in a variety of positions. Catherine was an elected member of the Round Rock Independent Board of Trustees, including two years as the President of the Board. Catherine also served as Chair of the City of Austin’s Library Commission.

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Recognitions & Awards

Texas Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuter Business, Insurance Coverage. (2016-2022)

Hanna & Plaut, L.L.P.
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211 East 7th Street, Suite 600
Austin, Texas 78701
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