Hana A. Kern

Hana A. Kern

Of Counsel


Hana is a member of Ryan Swanson’s litigation group and helps businesses, small and large, with a variety of issues, including contract and employment disputes, construction law and complex litigation.  After 23 years of legal practice, Hana is a seasoned problem solver, working closely with clients to prevent and head-off litigation whenever possible, by providing tenacious and aggressive advocacy when negotiations or circumstances demand a strong approach. Hana has worked with companies in a variety of industries and in matters ranging from whistle-blower cases, to real estate, to embezzlement.

In addition to her corporate litigation practice, Hana works with individuals and companies seeking to obtain wine, beer and spirit licenses in the U.S.  In a recent matter, Hana assisted a European wine importer in bringing his product to the U.S.

Hana takes a hands-on approach to client service by truly getting to know her clients’, their business goals and needs. She works closely with them and provides information to help guide informed and thoughtful choices throughout the decision-making process. Her creative, functional solutions help to ensure alignment with goals and financial constraints, while managing the risks associated with doing business in a fast-paced economic environment.

When not practicing law, Hana, together with her daughter, is a member of National Charity League and spends time working with various charities that primarily support children. Hana also works with her dad, a Holocaust survivor, in sharing his story with school children throughout Western Washington. Her hobbies include traveling, skiing, swimming, biking and practicing yoga. With deep roots in Washington, she is a proud Husky, having obtained both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Washington—and is now delighted to be the parent of a Husky as well.  She recently moved to a houseboat and enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Board
  • Member, Women Business Owners
  • Grade Level Advisor, Lake Sammamish Chapter of National Charity League