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Douglas W. Hanna

Founding Partner

Douglas Hanna is a veteran trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience in state courts, federal courts, and military courts-martial.

Doug is proud to have started his career as a Navy Judge Advocate. The discipline and work ethic instilled in him during his time in the Navy are traits that clients rely upon in navigating their litigation issues. After serving six years on active duty, Doug spent more than three years working at the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office in the areas of insurance and condemnation.

Following his government service, Doug joined North Carolina’s largest law firm (Womble Carlyle) and focused his practice on business litigation, insurance litigation and complex tort cases. After making partner, Doug and a few of his colleagues founded a Raleigh-based litigation boutique (Graebe Hanna & Sullivan, PLLC) with an emphasis on providing extraordinary client service. Doug’s results-oriented approach and fierce dedication to his clients earned him recognition in the peer-selected North Carolina Super Lawyers.

Having tried more than 30 jury trials to verdict, Doug has the experience and judgment necessary to handle a wide range of complex litigation matters. In 2019, Doug was recognized as having obtained one of the Top 50 Jury Verdicts (Commercial Litigation) in the United States. Doug recently joined forces with attorney Andy Fitzgerald to form the litigation boutique known as Fitzgerald Hanna & Sullivan, PLLC.

Areas of Specialty

Business Litigation
Constitutional Litigation
Eminent Domain (Condemnation)
Insurance Litigation
Complex Tort Cases

Prior Experience

Graebe Hanna & Sullivan, PLLC (2008-2021)
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC (2001-2008)
North Carolina Attorney General's Office (1998-2001)
Orange County District Attorney's Office (1997-1998)
Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Navy (1991-1997)



Doug is blessed to have the love and support of his beautiful wife Denise and is the proud father of three boys (Will, Brendan and Grayson). Outside of work, Doug focuses his attention on his Christian faith, physical exercise, watching his children play sports, and spending quality time on travel adventures with his family.