Tina M. Hansard - Associate Attorney

Biography

Tina M. Hansard is an experienced and respected civil defense litigator.   Her litigation practice includes products liability, premises liability, toxic tort, construction, personal injury, wrongful death, DTPA, non-subscriber claims and insurance defense. In her 15 years as an attorney, Tina has represented small businesses, corporations and Fortune 500 companies in litigation throughout Texas and nationwide, in both Federal and State Courts. 

Tina is attentive to and respects her clients’ needs, always striving to achieve the best resolution, while remaining mindful of the costs to her clients. She is skilled in all phases of litigation, including written discovery, taking and defending depositions, research and investigation, drafting and arguing innovative discovery motions, pre-trial motions and dispositive motions, and advocating for her clients at hearings and trial. Tina has successfully defended hundreds of cases from inception through dismissal, settlement or trial.

Representative Experience

Products Liability Defense:

Defended numerous corporations and Fortune 500 companies in Texas and nationwide against product liability allegations.

Premises Liability Defense:

Defended multiple Fortune 500 companies in Texas and nationwide, as part of a national coordinating counsel team, against toxic tort allegations from contractors and sub-contractors working on the company’s premises.

Personal Injury Defense:

Litigation experience throughout the State of Texas in both Federal and State Courts involving slip and fall, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability claims, product liability claims, and construction accident claims.

Environmental Litigation Defense:

Defended companies against personal injury claims resulting in toxic exposure in the workplace.

Construction Defect Defense:

Litigation experience involving fire casualty and property damage cases.

Insurance Defense:

Represented insurance companies in Breach of Contract and Bad Faith cases.

Admissions

  • State Courts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas

Community

  • Girl Scouts of America, Daisy Troop Leader, Plano, 2012-2014

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 1996
    • Member, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • Law Clerk Intern for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas