Katie focuses her practice on corrections, law enforcement, and  government liability defense, including the defense of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens claims, as well as state law tort claims.  She works with attorneys throughout the firm to counsel and defend law enforcement agencies, corrections departments, government agencies, and other public and private entities in Arizona and across the nation in cases involving complex litigation and class action lawsuits.

Katie clerked for Chief Judge Samuel A. Thumma and Judges James P. Beene and James B. Morse at the Arizona Court of Appeals. During law school, she externed for Judge Douglas L. Rayes at the U.S. District Court, District  of Arizona.

Presentations and Publications:

  • Katherine L. Hanna, Comment, Old Laws, New Tricks: Applying DUI Laws to Autonomous Vehicles, 55 Jurimetrics J. 275 (2015).


In her spare time, Katie enjoys checking out cultural events around the Valley, watching football, and spending time with her family.


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Claims Against Government Entities
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – FDA Law
  • ASU Law, Science and Technology Center Scholar 2012-2015
  • Articles Editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology