A veteran litigator, arbitrator and mediator, George Hanna possesses extensive experience in wide-ranging business and construction disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for Chief Justice Joseph Branch of the North Carolina Supreme Court.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation- Banking & Finance "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2007-2021; Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2007-2021; Litigation - Construction, 2007-2021
  • Chambers Partners USA, North Carolina - Litigation: General Commercial, 2004-2017
  • John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award, North Carolina State Bar, 2018 
  • Ayscue Professionalism Award, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, 2015
  • Dr. I Beverly Lake Public Service Award, 2010; Citizen Lawyer Award by the NC Bar Association, 2014
  • Inaugural Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Council for Children’s Rights, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, 2012
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011; Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011 
  • Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2009
  • Willie J. Stratford, Sr. Diversity Award, Greater Charlotte YMCA, 2008
  • Diversity in Business Award, Diversity Council of the Carolinas, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell, North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • AV peer review rated in Martindale-Hubbell legal directory for over 30 years including 2018
  • Member, Moore & Van Allen Public Service Committee 
  • Former Board Chair, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (now Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy)
  • Former Board Chair, Children’s Law Center (now Council for Children's Rights)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of the UNC Law Alumni Association
  • Former Member, North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Equal Access to Justice and current Special Advisor to the Commission
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Past President, Mecklenburg County Bar and Founding Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Past President, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation
  • Former Member, Board of Governors and Former Chair of the Pro Bono Planning Committee of the NC Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Moore & Van Allen's Public Service Committee           
  • Former Chair, Moore & Van Allen's Diversity Committee 
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Joseph Branch, Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1968-1969  




J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968; Board of Editors, North Carolina Law Review

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1965

Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1961


  • North Carolina, 1968
  • All U.S. District Courts in North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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