Timothy A. Hanna is an Associate in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees. A member of the Commercial Litigation practice group, Mr. Hanna regularly defends individuals and business entities in federal and state court against allegations of breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices. A substantial portion of Mr. Hanna’s practice involves the defense of manufacturer clients in product liability and consumer warranty litigation, which has included the successful resolution of dozens of cases for one of the nation’s leading automobile manufacturers. Mr. Hanna also has experience defending entities against allegations of tortious conduct occurring on their property and premises liability.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Hanna was an associate at a boutique civil litigation firm in North County San Diego defending clients on a diverse range of real property issues. Mr. Hanna also served as a legal consultant for one of San Diego’s leading property management firms. Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Hanna applied his skills to the political arena, executing public policy as staff to a local Congressional Representative in her Washington D.C. office, and advocating for his candidate in a variety of public forums during a successful re-election campaign. His other legal experience involved a clerkship at a title insurance defense firm, an internship providing immigration services at a refugee assistance agency, and other positions involving the assistance of self-represented litigants in family court and small claims court.
Mr. Hanna’s public service background is apparent in the importance he places on developing lasting relationships with his clients. He takes great pride in keeping his clients well informed and providing well-reasoned guidance on complex legal matters from inception to final resolution. Mr. Hanna’s political experience brings a shrewd sense of judgment to his practice, complementing his legal acumen with the ability to readily determine other parties’ weaknesses and intentions. His diverse legal experience allows him to employ a macro-approach to client disputes, quickly identifying the most expeditious and cost-effective avenues of relief available to his clients under the law. Always the fierce advocate, he excels at blending zealous representation with diplomacy to bring his client a favorable result.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Mr. Hanna has worked with the homeless and the refugee communities in the San Diego community for many years and remains active in his assistance of those communities. He also remains active in the San Diego political community, retaining ties and friendships with numerous community leaders and policy makers that he met during his time as a staffer in local politics.