Hanna, Robert G. Jr.
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Robert G. Hanna, Jr.

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Practice Areas:

  • Public Entity Liability/Civil Rights
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
  • Premises Liability

Biography

Robert G. Hanna, Jr. is of counsel to the firm. His primary practice is public entity liability/civil rights. He has served as lead counsel in approximately 100 jury trials, mostly in federal courts.

In over 35 years of litigation practice, his experience includes handling claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII. He has also handled claims asserted against governmental entities that are brought under 42 U.S.C.A. §1983 (First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims), 42 U.S.C.A §1981 (racial discrimination in the making and enforcement of contracts), and 42 U.S.C.A §1985 (racial and class based conspiracies). He litigates premises liability and insurance coverage cases.

Mr. Hanna, a former adjunct professor at Villanova University, has lectured to elected officials, police officers and insurance organizations on numerous occasions, covering multiple topics including the current Pennsylvania Act 120 and Act 180 curriculums for police on the use of force. Mr. Hanna frequently serves on the Use of Force Course Development Committees. He has also prepared and published articles on various municipal liability topics, including the Pennsylvania governmental immunity statute, governmental liability and employment law matters.

Education

Robert G. Hanna, Jr. is of counsel to the firm. His primary practice is public entity liability/civil rights. He has served as lead counsel in approximately 100 jury trials, mostly in federal courts.

In over 35 years of litigation practice, his experience includes handling claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII. He has also handled claims asserted against governmental entities that are brought under 42 U.S.C.A. §1983 (First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims), 42 U.S.C.A §1981 (racial discrimination in the making and enforcement of contracts), and 42 U.S.C.A §1985 (racial and class based conspiracies). He litigates premises liability and insurance coverage cases.

Mr. Hanna, a former adjunct professor at Villanova University, has lectured to elected officials, police officers and insurance organizations on numerous occasions, covering multiple topics including the current Pennsylvania Act 120 and Act 180 curriculums for police on the use of force. Mr. Hanna frequently serves on the Use of Force Course Development Committees. He has also prepared and published articles on various municipal liability topics, including the Pennsylvania governmental immunity statute, governmental liability and employment law matters.

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Villanova University

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Villanova University

Past Positions

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Claims representative, 1963 to 1971

Languages

Ancillary Businesses

  • Use of Force Course Development Committees

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel