Hannah H. Porter

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Hannah H. Porter

Hannah concentrates on commercial litigation and has represented clients in a wide variety of areas such as breach of contract and fiduciary duties, fraud, business ownership disputes, construction litigation, and product liability.

Prior to joining Gallagher & Kennedy, Hannah was a law clerk for Justice Robert M. Brutinel of the Arizona Supreme Court, where she worked on a multitude of legal issues, including issues concerning the Arizona and U.S. Constitutions, statutory interpretation and rules of procedure.  Her clerkship provided an invaluable behind-the-scenes look at what matters most to judges, which she has applied in her practice.  In her last year of law school, Hannah was the Editor-In-Chief of the BYU Journal of Public Law, where she oversaw the entire publication process for the journal.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully arguing on appeal for reversal and remand of a jury verdict against plaintiffs based on erroneous jury instructions.
  • Defending a construction company from indemnity claims arising from asbestos personal injury suit.
  • Defending a general contractor against contract and warranty claims and successfully arguing a motion for summary judgment seeking defense and indemnity from a subcontractor.
  • Defending a business owner against claims brought by an individual who alleged he was a partner in the business.

Community & Philanthropy

  • Valley of the Sun United Way Million Minutes Reading Challenge, Team Right to Read Volunteer, 2013-2014
  • Dress for Success, G&K Firm-wide Clothing Drive Organizer, 2015
  • Gallagher & Kennedy’s Professional Women’s Group, Chair

Speaking Engagements

  • “Upcoming Changes to Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and Proposed Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,”  Arizona Paralegal Association, April 2014