Jennifer M. Hannah

Jennifer Hannah has over twenty years of experience in litigating all phases of complex commercial litigation disputes, including substantial jury trial practice, class-action litigation, and alternative dispute resolution throughout the United States. She also has extensive experience in disputes involving general business transactions, shareholder and fiduciary litigation, claims involving fraud, and non-compete and trade secret litigation at both the federal and state level. Recently, Jennifer obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a case of first impression for the Federal District Court of Kansas.

Additionally, with a background in accounting, Jennifer regularly works with accounting firms as well as the accounting arms of established businesses on accounting liability and risk management issues. Jennifer leads the firm's Accountant Liability and Risk Management team, and she also served for seven years on the former Lathrop Gage LLP Executive Committee.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Former Chair of the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Member, Kansas Coordinating Committee for the Informed Voters Project of the National Association of Women Judges
  • Kansas City Sports Commission, Board of Directors, 2019-2021
  • Former Board Member of the Western Region for SIDS Resources, Inc.
  • Former Chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, Public Service Committee


  • Women's Justice Award honoree, Litigation Practitioner Award by Missouri Lawyers Media, 2020
  • Selected Among Benchmark Litigation – The Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, Benchmark Litigation Stars, 2020
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Commercial, 2019
  • Selected among "Women Who Mean Business" by the Kansas City Business Journal, 2015
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 - 2021
  • Selected as a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation - 2013, 2016 and 2018 
  • Selected as a 2012 "Rising Star" by KC Business
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers - 2014-2018
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" - 2008-2013
  • Former President of the Young Lawyers Section for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Recipient of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section President's Award
  • Research Editor, Creighton Law Review, 1997-1998
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Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998

University of Kansas, B.S., Business Administration and Accounting, 1995