Speaking Engagement

You’ve come a long way, baby, but there is still a way to go!

March 24th, 2024 By Catherine Hanna

A few weeks back, I journeyed to Baton Rouge alongside my partner Sheila Tan for an appellate argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Although typically held in New Orleans, this particular panel convened at the LSU Law School, offering law students a firsthand glimpse into the proceedings—a departure from the customary New Orleans escapades, albeit an enlightening one.) From there, I made my way to Tucson to participate in a panel discussion at the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation
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Honors and Speaking Engagements

October 1st, 2023 By Catherine Hanna

We’re pleased to announce that David Plaut has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society that recognizes highly qualified lawyers to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. David will be presenting a paper titled Did She Just Say That? Rehabilitation of
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Speaking Engagement Alert

January 24th, 2021 By Catherine Hanna

Catherine Hanna will be joining a panel discussion on Mediating Insurance Coverage Claims on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. A panel of mediators and insurance coverage attorneys on both sides of the docket will have a free-ranging discussion about the unique challenges in mediating coverage. About the Webinar: The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association ADR Section are proud to co-sponsor a Zoom webinar with some of the preeminent insurance lawyers and mediators in
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Covid Webcast Alert

September 8th, 2020 By Catherine Hanna

Hanna & Plaut partner Catherine Hanna recently recorded a webcast for the State Bar of Texas with renowned Texas policyholder attorneys Vince Morgan and William Chriss and fellow carrier attorney Stephen Melendi to discuss coverage issues arising from the Covid19 pandemic. The webcast premiers today – Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Come for the coverage overview. Stay for the discussion of Covid cockroaches!

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

March 20th, 2019 By Catherine Hanna

We’re pleased to announce that Hanna & Plaut associate Sheila Tan has once again been selected to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. We are not surprised that Sheila is one of that small percentage of preeminent young attorneys in the state. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com. In other news, partner
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Hanna & Plaut’s Catherine Hanna Speaking at Advanced Insurance Law Seminar

June 24th, 2018 By Catherine Hanna

It’s not too late to register for the Insurance Law Section’s Advanced Insurance Law Seminar on June 28-29 in San Antonio. Lots of great topics and a great chance to mix and mingle with insurance practitioners on both sides of the bar. The seminar will be held at the fabulous Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa. Lazy River anyone? On Friday, Catherine will be presenting on Attacking and Defending Appraisal Awards with policyholder attorney Matthew Pearson. Hope to see you there!
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Please Join Us For a Texas-sized Webinar

February 9th, 2018 By Catherine Hanna

Hanna & Plaut is pleased to announce that Catherine will be speaking at an Insurance Council of Texas Webinar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 on bad faith and assignment issues. Please join us for this exciting presentation. Texas-sized Issues: Assignment of Benefits and Bad Faith Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:00am Speaker: Catherine Hanna Two important legal topics relevant to many of ICT member companies, assignment of benefits and bad faith, will be detailed and discussed by Austin attorney Catherine Hanna in
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More on Harvey

September 1st, 2017 By Catherine Hanna

Please join Bill Chriss and Catherine Hanna on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Central time for a State Bar sponsored webcast as we discuss the new legislation affecting property insurance claims, as well as legal and practical pointers for handling or defending hurricane, flood, and other catastrophe claims. The Texas State Bar is offering this webcast for free. You can register here:

Handling An Insurance Claim Webcast

January 4th, 2017 By Catherine Hanna

I recently participated in a State Bar of Texas webcast with policyholder attorney William Chriss called An Introduction to Handling an Insurance Claim. I hope that the thirty or so folks who tuned in learned something. I know that I did. It was a fun conversation with an attorney I respect about the way we handle our cases. Preparing for the webcast was also enlightening. Bill shared his 15 tips for handling an insurance case from the policyholder perspective and
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