Ontario Bar (with honours) 1975
BA (Economics) 1970
There is a great deal of pride when Brian Hanna describes O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP as THE law firm in the community. He has participated in its enviable growth for more than a decade and he knows why it is Halton Region's largest law firm - superb work provided by exceptional professionals. Brian has played a key role in developing the collegial culture at OMH where respected veterans happily share their expertise and experience with newer and often younger members of the legal team.
Brian's long and varied legal career began with a law degree from Queen's University. He was called to the Bar, with honours, in 1975. His experience since then has included Criminal Defence work, Family Law and time as a Federal Crown Prosecutor. But his true love is Real Estate law, which he has now practiced for more than three decades. As head of the O'Connor MacLeod Hanna Real Estate Practice, Brian has represented clients in more than twenty thousand transactions with dollar values ranging to seventy million dollars. Each client has received the same exceptional, caring level of service that Brian and OMH are known for.
Brian's commitment to his career is mirrored by his community service. Numerous boards and committees in our community have benefited from his expertise and experience. From the Oakville Lions Club to the Humane Society, Public Library and the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Brian had shared his time and leadership skills. Brian is presently serving as a Director of the Oakville Community Foundation. This is a record of community involvement that gives him enormous pride.
Outside of the practice of law, Brian Hanna's greatest source of pride comes from his family. The father of five is married to the well known and respected Oakville restaurateur Julia Hanna. Whether at 'Ritorno' or 'Ristorante Julia' in Oakville - or at the dining room table at home - Brian says "I'm the world's best fed man!"