Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
401 Union Street, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101-2668
206.464.4224
Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
401 Union Street, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101-2668
206.464.4224

Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
401 Union Street, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101-2668
206.464.4224

Hana A. Kern

Businesses large and small look to Hana to solve problems and manage risk. Hana advises clients on employee discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints, contract issues, workplace investigations, licensing, and construction law. She handles complex litigation, whistle-blower cases, embezzlement, and wage and hour class actions. With more than 30 years in legal practice, Hana knows the enormous value of preventing litigation whenever possible, but she’s a tenacious advocate when circumstances demand a stronger approach.

Hana draws on her years of experience to help clients achieve successful outcomes. She focuses on building relationships and understanding her clients’ goals. The solutions she offers blend creativity and functionality in alignment with her clients’ business realities.

Hana is a member of Ryan Swanson’s Employment Rights, Benefits & Labor Group; the Food and Beverage Group; and the Litigation team.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association Board
  • Member, Women Business Owners
  • Alumni, National Charity League
  • Legacy Speaker, Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Speakers Bureau

Speaking Engagements

Articles

Languages

  • Czech

Credentials

Education
  • University of Washington School of Law
    (JD, 1991)
  • University of Washington
    (BA, 1988)
Admitted to Practice
  • Washington (1992)

Hobbies & Interests

When not practicing law, Hana speaks to local schoolchildren about the Holocaust, sharing her father’s story of concentration camp survival in war-torn Czechoslovakia. She has dual citizenship with the Czech Republic and speaks fluent Czech. She’s the proud parent of a son who’s a University of Washington graduate and a daughter studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Hana enjoys life by traveling, skiing, swimming, biking, practicing yoga, and by delighting in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.