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Hanna & Plaut, L.L.P.

Southwest Tower, 211 East Seventh Street, Suite 600, Austin, Texas 78701

Established: 1998

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Tort Litigation

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About Us

Hanna & Plaut, L.L.P. formed in February, 1998. Our practice includes insurance coverage and insurance "bad faith" litigation and workers' compensation matters, as well as general commercial litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the state. Although Hanna & Plaut is a full-service law firm, our primary focus is insurance. At Hanna & Plaut we believe an important component of our success is in our responsiveness to the questions and concerns of our clients. Hanna & Plaut's attorneys are well-versed in all areas of insurance coverage and provide coverage opinions for all different types of policies. Hanna & Plaut also provides advice at the claims handling level as well as aggressive defense in litigation. Hanna & Plaut provides seminars on various coverage and claims handling issues as a service to its clients.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partners


Catherine L. Hanna

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • California, 1988
  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1999
Memberships:
  • American and Travis County Bar Associations
  • State Bars of California and Texas
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
Education:
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., 1984
  • Stanford University, J.D., 1988

Born: 1963

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David L. Plaut

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1990
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Travis County Bar Association
Education:
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (with honors), 1985
  • The University of Texas, J.D., 1989

Born: 1963

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Robert F. Josey

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1996
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Workers' Compensation Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Education:
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1995
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1995

Born: 1969

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Associates



Jeff Glass

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1985
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
Education:
  • Abilene Christian University, B.A. (with highest honors), 1980
  • The University of Texas, J.D. (with honors), 1984

Born: 1958

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Justin T. Key

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2000
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1995
  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2000

Born: 1972

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Sheila S. Tan

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2012
Education:
  • Boston University, B.A., 2007
  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 2012

Born: 1985

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Sarah E. Scott

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Districts of Texas
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2007
  • Baylor Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2013

Born: 1985

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Lauren L. Burgess

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
Memberships:
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2008
  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 2012
Language:
  • French

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Of Counsel



Eric S. Peabody

Austin, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Travis County Bar Association
Education:
  • Eastern Michigan University, B.A. (cum laude), 1985
  • The University of Texas, J.D. (with honors), 1993
Language:
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Born: 1961

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Service Areas

Houston, Texas, USA 162 miles

San Antonio, Texas, USA 79 miles

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