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Michael Hanna is a class action civil rights attorney.  He has litigated hundreds of federal claims and represented thousands of clients across the nation.  His law practice focuses on the prosecution of discrimination claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), Title II and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983; unpaid wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); medical leave claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Mr. Hanna has litigated many high profile cases that have been featured on The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ABC Action News, Fox News, AOL News, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, The Miami New Times, The Orlando Sentinel, The Associated Press, and various other national and local news syndicates. While Mr. Hanna is dedicated to eradicating illegal discrimination against people of all walks of life, his practice focuses predominantly on defending the rights of Arab-Americans.  He works hand in hand with various civil rights organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on a national level.  For this work, Mr. Hanna was honored to receive the 2015 ADC Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award.  

Mr. Hanna is admitted to the Florida Bar, and has litigated claims in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle District of Florida, Western District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of Kentucky, District of South Carolina, Northern District of Mississippi, Northern District of Georgia, and District of Colorado.

Mr. Hanna’s Published decisions include the following:

Burdette v. Panola County, 2015 WL 1433462 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 31, 2015)


Kutzback v. LMS Intellibound, LLC, 2015 WL 1393414 (W.D. Tenn. March 25, 2015)


Benhassine v. Star Taxi, Inc., 2013 WL 3070871 (M.D. Fla. 2013)


Simmons v. Mathis Tire & Auto Service, Inc., 2015 WL 5008220 (W.D. Tenn. Aug. 20, 2015)


Khan v. U.S., 2015 WL 3644628 (S.D. Fla. June 10, 2015)


Shadeh v. Glenn Buick-GMC Trucks, LLC, 2014 WL 6909049 (E.D. Ken. Dec. 9, 2014)


Kidd v. Mathis Tire & Auto Service, Inc., 2014 WL 4923004 (W.D. Tenn. Sept. 18, 2014)


Burdette v. Panola County, 83 F.Supp.3d 705 (N.D. Miss. 2015)


Shadeh v. Glenn Buick-GMC Trucks, LLC, 2015 WL 1322144 (E.D. Ken. Mar. 24, 2015)


Kutzback v. LMS Intellibound, 2014 WL 7187006 (W.D. Tenn. Dec. 16, 2014)



Mr. Hanna is committed to defending the rights of employees and those who are unlawfully discriminated against.


Languages spoken: Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 85%
  2. Civil Rights: 10%
  3. Discrimination: 5%



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Morgan & Morgan

600 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 400
Plantation, FL, 33324


FLMember in Good Standing201006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year AwardADC2015
Emerging Business of the YearGreater Miami Chamber of Commerce2012
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardUniversity of Miami School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMorgan & Morgan, P.A.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyHudson & Calleja, LLC2011 - 2012
AttorneyMiami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender2011 - 2011
Law Clerk to the Honorable William TurnoffUnited States District Court Southern District Of Florida2011 - 2011
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida2009 - 2009
Law ClerkDiaz Reus2009 - 2009
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Scott SilvermanEleventh Judicial Circuit Court2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Arabic-American Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionEEOC and REPA Liaison Subcommittee2011 - Present
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination CommitteeN/A2011 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Miami Beach Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee South Florida ChapterPresident2013 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Wayne State UniversityHealth PsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2005