Hannah H. Porter

Associate


Hannah concentrates in 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 products 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 own 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.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2014
  • Hualapai Tribal Court, 2015

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Member

Honors & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2016-2019

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, Community Outreach Leader

Published Works

Speaking Engagements

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