Jon Hanna is a second-generation trial lawyer. While formally educated at The University of Texas and Texas Tech University School of Law, his "real" schooling took place in the county courthouses across West Texas. From 1982 to 1992, Jon tried cases to juries primarily involving on-the-job injuries suffered by working men and women. Eventually that evolved into cases involving catastrophic injuries arising out of operations in the oil fields and oilfield service industries. For the last 25 years, Jon has successfully litigated thousands of cases for clients injured by 18 wheeler trucks, product manufacturers, automobiles, Dram Shop Act (over service of alcohol), and medical negligence. Jon has devoted his practice to the belief that the courtrooms of Texas are one of the last places on earth where a solitary citizen can fight the largest product manufacturer, the oil industry, or a billion-dollar insurance company, on equal terms. During the 35 years of his practice he has acquired the extensive experience necessary to handle virtually any kind of personal injury, oilfield catastrophe or wrongful death case. To give back to the community that has been so good to him, Jon is proud to have served as a special prosecutor for the State of Texas to prosecute police misconduct as well as special assistant for the Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas to prosecute attorney misconduct. When he is not on the road between the courthouses of West Texas, he resides just outside of historic Buffalo Gap, Texas with his family. Licensed by State Bars of Texas and Colorado and admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Memberships and Accolades

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Abilene Bar Association
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National College of Advocacy
  • Education

  • J.D. Texas Tech University Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor 05/1982

  • Verdicts and Settlements

  • $8,631,000.00 Negligent labor and delivery, birth injuries, brain damage (Taylor County)

  • $830,000.00 Truck and motorcycle collision, dram shop claim, Intoxicated driver, death (Taylor County)

  • $6,930,000.00 Tractor-trailer and van collision (Nueces County)

  • $3,280,000.00 Oil field tank-battery explosion, wrongful death (Reeves County)

  • $978,000.00 Tractor-trailer and motor vehicle collision, brain Injury (Fisher County)

  • $1,572,400.00 Oil field explosion, closed head injuries (Crane County)

  • $690,000.00 Construction negligence, inoperable backup alarm, death (Bexar County)

  • $1,242,000.00 Premises liability, a fall through faulty roof, death (Nolan County)

  • $846,000.00 Construction negligence, failure to provide adequate scaffolding, paraplegia (Taylor County)

  • $310,376.26 Truck collision and pickup collision (Taylor County)

  • $224,150.43 Disabled truck blocking roadway, collision (Taylor County)

  • $1,300,000.00 Defective seatbelt, paraplegia (Pecos County)

  • $1,000,000.00 Loose livestock in the roadway causing collision, quadriplegia (Winkler County)

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