“What makes me a good lawyer is communication — being empathetic, engaged. Attention to client concerns about their case and responsive to client’s needs. I will spend the time necessary to explain matters to the client so that they are fully informed.
Joseph Hanna, the Principal Emeritus and co-founder of Lanak & Hanna, knows the devil is in the details. Drawing on a storehouse of legal knowledge about the construction industry, Joe is known for providing an exceptional level of attentiveness and engagement. His clients count on him to get things done, no matter how complex their issue.
Joe began his legal career by joining Frank Lanak shortly after passing the California Bar. He has since devoted his career to making Lanak & Hanna a go-to Orange County construction law firm. A recognized expert in California mechanics’ lien law, Joe’s extensive construction and commercial law practice also covers public and private stop payment claims, public and private payment bonds claims, construction releases, joint checks and payment claims arising on Indian Tribal lands, contracts, purchase orders and suppliers structuring credit agreement and collections.
Joe’s detailed understanding of construction and mechanics’ lien law has made him an in-demand speaker on current trends and recent developments in these areas. He has given numerous presentations before construction industry organizations, and has lectured for the University of California Continuing Education of the Bar, various trade associations and many other groups in the construction industry on the subjects of mechanics’ liens, payment bonds and other aspects of construction law. He also served for over 20 years as a Judge pro tem in both L.A. and Orange County courts.
Material Suppliers Lien Rights
Business Litigation; General Litigation
Limited Liability Company Law
B.S., California State University at Long Beach, 1972
J.D., University of West Los Angeles, 1977
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association