A seasoned litigator with more than 14 years of experience, Catherine “Cathy” Hanna has practiced law in North Carolina, Louisiana and Florida in all areas of commercial litigation, including securities and financial services defense and class action representation. She has considerable experience representing brokerage firms and financial representatives in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Association- Dispute Resolution. Her practice at ShuffieldLowman includes extensive work in the area of fiduciary litigation, including probate and trust disputes and elder law. In addition, she provides general commercial defense counsel in all areas of business and employment representation.
A New Jersey native, Cathy has slowly been working her way to Florida, first attending undergraduate school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and then Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina, where she received her J.D. summa cum laude. After law school, Cathy settled first in Charlotte, North Carolina and then in New Orleans, only to relocate to Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Active in her profession, Cathy is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court, where she serves on a committee that assists with the Howard Middle School Law Awareness Mock Trial in downtown Orlando.
Catherine enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and children, whether boating on nearby Lake Conway, or taking trips to the mountains for hiking and skiing.
Admitted to bar, 2002, North Carolina; 2003, Louisiana; 2006, Florida.
College of William and Mary (B.A. in major English, magna cum laude, 1999; Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2002).
George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court, Member; Orange County Bar Association, Member.
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Guardian ad Litem;Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Maitland, Florida, Catechism Teacher.
Awards & Honors
Order of the Coif (2002); Wake Forest Law Review, Member (2000-2002), and Notes & Comments Editor (2001-2002).