Douglas W. Hanna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Graebe Hanna & Sullivan, PLLC
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue, Suite 375
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-800-0474
Fax: 919-863-9095
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), Eminent Domain (30%), Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

At Graebe Hanna & Sullivan PLLC, Douglas W. Hanna is an attorney who represents clients in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metropolitan area. His practice focuses on cases of administrative law, eminent domain and business litigation. His litigation experience includes claims of deceptive and unfair trade practices, bad faith and breach of contract. Some of his larger clients include Selective Insurance, Mutual of Omaha, MassMutual and The Hartford.

Mr. Hanna attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a Bachelor in General Studies. At Wake Forest University School of Law, he earned his Juris Doctor and is now admitted to practice in the state of North Carolina.

After graduation, Mr. Hanna spent time in the United States Navy Reserve, and then in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps. There he had the opportunity to work at the United States Naval Academy as Midshipmen Legal Counsel, at the Naval Legal Service Office as Senior Defense Counsel, at the Naval Station in Guam as a Staff Judge Advocate, at the Naval Legal Service Office as Senior Trial Counsel and then as Defense Counsel in the same office.

After several years, he left the navy, and Mr. Hanna was Orange County’s Assistant District Attorney for one year. Then he moved on to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, where he was Assistant Attorney General in the Transportation Section and the Insurance Section. One of his largest cases involved a multimillion-dollar claim against FedEx Ground, in which he successfully defended the client.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 30%Eminent Domain
  • 10%Administrative Law
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Government Benefits, Licensing


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Douglas W. Hanna

Admitted: 1991, North Carolina

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Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, B.G.S., 1988
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Office Location for Douglas W. Hanna

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue
Suite 375
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-800-0474

Fax: 919-863-9095

Last Updated: 7/12/2021

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