Leslie Hanna

Associate

Leslie is an experienced litigator who believes that seeing the big picture in litigation requires attention to the smallest details. A born problem solver, Leslie balances his thorough preparation and forceful advocacy with creative approaches designed to achieve successful resolutions as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Focusing his practice on construction litigation, Leslie builds strong working relationships with a broad range of clients, from architects and engineers to subcontractors and material suppliers. His practical approach to litigation, emphasis on clear, consistent client communication, and acute awareness of the financial implications of prolonged litigation make Leslie a valued and trusted advisor for those facing complex litigation matters.

When not working on legal solutions for his clients, Leslie is usually coaching young skydivers at the local drop zone, participating in formation skydives, riding his motorcycle through the hill country, or spinning wrenches under the hood of his truck.

Leslie joined Sheehy Ware & Pappas in 2019 as a member of the Construction Litigation, Insurance Law, and Products Liability practice groups.

 

 

Community Activities

Law Student Volunteer, Actual Innocence Project

Volunteer, Harris County Public Defender’s Office

Skydiving Coach for the United States Parachute Association

Former Director of Membership for the Southern Region of the Black Law Student Association” under community activities.

Areas of Practice

Publications and Seminars

Editorial Assistant, 2015 version of following O’Connor’s Texas legal reference books and treatises:

  • Federal Rules Civil Trials
  • Texas Causes of Action
  • Texas Causes of Action Pleadings
  • Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code
  • Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Texas Crimes & Consequences
  • Texas Criminal Codes Plus
  • Texas Estates Code
  • Texas Family Code
  • Texas Family Law Handbook
  • Texas Property Code Plus
  • Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook
  • Texas Civil Forms
  • Federal Civil Forms
  • Texas Civil Appeals
  • Federal Employment Codes Plus
  • Texas Business & Commerce Code
  • Texas Business Organizations Code Plus
  • Texas Employment Codes
  • Texas Oil & Gas Plus
  • Texas Real Estate Forms

Construction Litigation

  • Obtained summary judgment granting dismissal of a sub-contractor in suit involving the fall and injury of the subcontractor’s employee at a work site in Harris County, Texas
  • Obtained a ruling against a large general contractor/developer attempting to compel a subcontractor to submit to arbitration along with the owner, thereby leveraging a nuisance value settlement and avoiding all but minimal litigation costs

Personal Injury

  • Obtained nonsuits and/or dismissals in numerous cases ranging from personal injury and property damage lawsuits to defamation and construction defect lawsuits without the need for settlement or the cost of protracted litigation

Education

Texas Tech University, BA 2004

Texas College of Law – Houston, JD cum laude 2014

Legal Memberships

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Construction Law Foundation of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Admissions

Texas state courts

US District Court for Eastern District of Texas

US District Court for Western District of Texas

US District Court for Southern District of Texas

US District Court for Northern District of Texas