Jon Hanna is a second-generation trial lawyer. While formally educated at The University of Texas and Texas Tech University School of Law, his "real" schooling took place in the county courthouses across West Texas. From 1982 to 1992, Jon tried cases to juries primarily involving on-the-job injuries suffered by working men and women. Eventually that evolved into cases involving catastrophic injuries arising out of operations in the oil fields and oilfield service industries.
For the last 25 years, Jon has successfully litigated thousands of cases for clients injured by 18 wheeler trucks, product manufacturers, automobiles, Dram Shop Act (over service of alcohol), and medical negligence. Jon has devoted his practice to the belief that the courtrooms of Texas are one of the last places on earth where a solitary citizen can fight the largest product manufacturer, the oil industry, or a billion-dollar insurance company, on equal terms. During the 35 years of his practice he has acquired the extensive experience necessary to handle virtually any kind of personal injury, oilfield catastrophe or wrongful death case.
To give back to the community that has been so good to him, Jon is proud to have served as a special prosecutor for the State of Texas to prosecute police misconduct as well as special assistant for the Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas to prosecute attorney misconduct. When he is not on the road between the courthouses of West Texas, he resides just outside of historic Buffalo Gap, Texas with his family.
Licensed by State Bars of Texas and Colorado and admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chaile was raised on her family’s cotton farm just north of the small West Texas town of Roscoe, where she graduated high school in 2003. Chaile is the proud great-granddaughter of Austrian immigrants who settled and established her family farm in Inadale, Texas in 1911. Chaile’s father continues to farm the land settled by her ancestors and her family was recognized in 2012 by the Texas Department of Agriculture for 100 years of service to Texas Agriculture.
After graduating high school, Chaile attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2006. After graduating from Texas Tech, Chaile attended law school at Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Chaile graduated from LSU with a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Civil Law in 2009. In August of 2009, Chaile and her husband Dusty relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana where she began her legal career as a law clerk for the 26th Judicial District Court, Parishes of Bossier and Webster.
On June 1, 2010, Chaile became an associate with Nelson and Hammons, APLC in Shreveport, Louisiana. During that time Chaile dedicated her career to providing clients with a full range of legal services related to injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of others. Chaile has experience in effectively representing clients from the first day they contact her office until their case is settled or a judgment is entered by the court. In January of 2015, Chaile moved back home to West Texas with her husband and young son Graham. Chaile began practicing law as an associate attorney at Whitten, Hacker, Hagin, Anderson, Allen & Self, P.C. Chaile’s time working at the Whitten law firm provided her with invaluable experience working with clients on a variety of civil litigation issues. Chaile currently represents clients in all matters of civil litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation, contract disputes, oil and gas litigation and personal injury matters. Chaile is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Louisiana.