With no office, only a couple of clients and no money to speak of, Hastings Hanshaw and Collin Kennedy started Hanshaw Kennedy, LLP in Frisco, Texas in May of 2004. Undeterred by the challenges ahead of them, Mr. Hanshaw and Mr. Kennedy hit the ground running and quickly earned reputations for aggressive, results-oriented legal services. In short, they won. The word spread and Hanshaw Kennedy became the go-to litigation boutique for all manner of bet-the-business litigation matters in suburban North Texas. Eventually, the firm added a partner, John Hafen, so that it could continue to meet the diverse business needs of Collin County and the surrounding North Texas counties.
Today, Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen attorneys practice in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant and surrounding counties, as well as throughout the State of Texas. With six litigation attorneys and two family law attorneys, our firm is uniquely positioned to continue to tackle the legal needs for businesses and individuals within the communities we live and work.
Find the way to win. We believe in results-oriented legal work that is wholly focused on the achievement of this strategy. Larger law firms sometimes lose their focus on the client and turn instead to measuring their own financial well-being by means of billable hours and firm lawyer’s individual productivity. While we too are in business to make a profit, we believe that the natural byproduct of winning is a financially-healthy law firm. And because we are smaller than most of the prominent downtown law firms, we are only as good as our last case. Thus our best means of client-retention is honest assessment and end-game focused legal work.
Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP has extensive experience across all industries. We bring each client a combination of deep industry knowledge and expert perspectives from other industries on the challenge at stake, to offer our clients fresh perspectives and breakthrough results.