Robert J.
Hanna, Esq.
Robert J. Hanna, Esq. joins West Coast Resolution Group’s Real Estate Panel following a 45-year legal career focusing on real estate, construction, and title insurance litigation. Mr. Hanna is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and recently retired as a senior partner of Best Best & Krieger LLP, a law firm with offices in California and Washington D.C. During his legal career, Mr. Hanna’s legal practice was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, the San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego Magazine, and the Super Lawyers publication (San Diego and Southern California). Mr. Hanna taught trial practice classes as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law between 1985 and 2000.


  • Mr. Hanna’s hourly rate is $450
  • $225 non-refundable per party administrative fee

Legal Career & Prior Experience: 

Senior Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Retired 2021
  • Major Cases included:
  • Defense of John Manville Corp. in asbestos litigation
  • Defense of San Diego Unified Port District in delay of Convention Center litigation
  • Prosecution of electricity crisis class action on behalf of regional water districts and municipalities
  • Defense of San Diego Diocese cases
  • Defense of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad cases
  • Defense of claims relating to the construction of California State Route 125 Toll Road
  • Defense of title insurance claim relating to access to the San Joaquin River
  • Defense of title insurance claim relating to construction of water treatment facilities in Central California

Education & Professional Affiliations: 

  • Cornell University, The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Professional Mediation Training, 2021
  • University of San Diego School of Law, 1975, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of California, Irvine, 1971
  • Bar Admissions: California; Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • Member of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law (1985-2000)
  • Member of Board of Visitors, University of San Diego School of Law
To schedule a mediation please contact Case Manager Kathy Purcell at
619-238-7282 or or email Robert at