Attorney Gregory Hannon was born in New York City on July 26, 1953. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1975, and Temple Law School in 1978, and then clerked for Judge William D’Annunzio of the New Jersey Superior Court until 1979. Gregory has practiced in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area ever since.
Greg’s practice has concentrated on representing railroad workers and their families under the Federal Employees Liability Act, the Locomotive Inspection Act, thSafety Appliance Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act and the Railroad Retirement Act in Federal and State courts across most of the Eastern United States. These acts protect railroad workers and their families when injuries happen on the job. These acts provide disability and retirement benefits to railroad employees, promote safety in the railroad industry and prevent harassment and retaliation against railroad employees.
Greg is designated counsel for the members of several railroad unions.
Greg specializes in mediating cases in an effort to avoid or mitigate the time and expenses of litigation, as well as head and brain trauma cases for children and adults. These cases require medical knowledge, an understanding of the effects of brain damage, and the ability to plan the future care of an injured individual. They also require the expertise of neurologists, neuropsychologists, therapists, nurses, future care planners and neuroimaging specialists all working together in the best interest of the individual.
Greg has participated in hundreds of litigated and mediated cases in over fifteen states in State and Federal courts, has negotiated settlements as well as litigated matters that could not settle, in thousands of cases. These cases covered railroad injuries, catastrophic injuries, head and brain injuries and all types of occupational exposure cases including hearing loss, asbestos, chemical and diesel fumes.
For the last seventeen years Greg has owned, and has been the senior partner of HANNON LAW OFFICE, P.C.
Professional Leadership Roles:
2003 - 2004: President of Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
1998 - 2003: Officer and Board Member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
ARLA – Member, Past President National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers -2014, 2015 Philadelphia Bar Association – Member Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member American Association for Justice – Member New York Bar Association – Member New Jersey Association Professional Mediators – Member Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association – Member Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association – Member
Bar and Court Admissions:
2008 – New York State
1986 - Supreme Court of the United States
1984 – United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
1983– United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
1984 - United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
1978 – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
1979 – United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Temple Law School, JD, Juris Doctor, 1978
Mount St. Mary’s University, Bachelor of Science, December of 1974, (Cum Laude)
Greg is married. He has 2 children, 2 stepchildren, and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, hiking, camping, traveling, kayaking, motorcycles, running, and reading.
The Outer Limits of the FELA, 1979
Occupational Hearing Loss, 3rd Edition Robert & Joseph Sataloff, Taylor & Francis 2006, Contributor, Attorneys Perspective on Occupational Hearing Loss, page 877
Second Edition 1994
Proving Non-Economic Damages Under the FELA July, 1986