Francis M. Hanna
Emeritus Professor of Law
Francis Hanna received his bachelor of education from Chicago State University in 1959 and his J.D. in 1962 from Northwestern University, where he received the Scott Foresman Scholarship.
He practiced law in Kansas City, Mo., with Stinson, Mag, and Fizzell for 17 years before joining UMKC. He has served on the Probate Section of the Missouri Bar since 1962, and in 1964 received the Smithson Award from the Missouri Bar for proposals regarding reform of Missouri probate law. He is past president of the Estate Planning Association of Kansas City and is the author of a text on the revised Missouri probate code.
Professor Hanna teaches estates and trusts, estate and gift taxation, estate planning and drafting, fiduciary administration, professional malpractice litigation and professional responsibility.
Areas of expertise
Estates and trusts, malpractice, professional responsibility