Hannah H. Porter


Hannah H. Porter

Hannah concentrates in civil litigation and has represented clients in a wide variety of areas, including breach of contract, fraud, business ownership disputes, defamation, trade secrets, and probate litigation.  She has handled matters at all stages of litigation, including through trial and appeal, in both state and federal courts.  After law school, Hannah clerked for Justice Robert M. Brutinel of the Arizona Supreme Court.  Her time spent “behind-the-scenes” gave her a unique insight into a judge’s perspective and concerns that she applies every day in her own practice.  In addition, Hannah has significant experience in the public bidding and procurement arena, both protesting and defending contract awards at the city and state level.  Hannah has been named a Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2016 and has been recognized by Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch.

Representative Experience

  • On appeal, successfully overturned a jury verdict against plaintiffs based on erroneous jury instructions
  • Served as second-chair in a month long federal criminal bribery trial, which resulted in dismissal of all charges against her client
  • Successfully challenged the constitutionality of the Arizona bail scheme at the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court
  • Successfully defended against a malicious prosecution claim, which was dismissed on summary judgment

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2020

Associations & Memberships

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

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones To Watch, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2016-2021
  • The Phoenix Business Journal: Rising Stars in Law, 2021
  • Arizona Business Magazine, Young Business Leaders to Watch, 2020

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

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