ann hennis

Corpus Christi Lawyer Ann Hennis

Telephone 361.866.8007
Facsimile 361.866.8042

800 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Suite 2000, North Tower
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

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In addition to her active legal practice in the firm's Corpus Christi office, Ann currently oversees the office's administrative and personnel matters and is a member of the firm's Ethics Committee.

During her career, she has successfully represented, on both the plaintiff and defense sides, numerous individual and corporate clients in lead and local counsel capacities. She has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of industries, including trucking, insurance, security and pharmaceutical companies among others, and she has defended various types of litigation in state and federal courts, such as motor vehicle accidents, refinery explosions, construction defects, oil field accidents, tortious interference with business relations, contaminated food and equipment failures.

In 2011, Ms. Hennis was included in the inaugural edition of The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. This is the highest female attorney rating available from Martindale Hubbell for both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. She has also attained a "Superb" peer review rating from AVVO.

Attorney Anne Hennis

Martindale-Hubbard Awards 2015


South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1985

Corpus Christi State University, now Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, B.S. 1981

Del Mar College, A.A.S., 1977

Bar & Court Admissions


United States District Courts
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Districts of Texas

United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations & Activities

State Bar of Texas

  • Past Committee Chair

Texas Bar Foundation

  • Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Fellows Nominating Chair, District 11, 2007-2008

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, appointed by the Texas Supreme Court

  • District 11 Chair, 1995-2011
  • State Committee member, 2012-Present

American Board of Trial Advocates

  • President, TEX-ABOTA, 2017
  • President, Corpus Christi Chapter, 2013
  • National Board Representative
  • Corpus Christi Chapter 2015 - 2017

ABOTA Foundation

  • Senior Life Fellow

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation

  • Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

  • Fellow

Corpus Christi Bar Association

San Antonio Bar Association

Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Assn.

  • Founding Member
  • Past Board Member, 2012

Nueces County Administration of Justice Committee, 2005-2010

Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

  • Past President, Sam Houston Chapter
  • South Texas College of Law

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

CLE Presentations

2005, "Writing Well" with Dallas partner Melissa Dorman

2008, "Animal Rights-Civil Aspects" with Assistant Corpus Christi Attorney Deanna Hogan

2013, "Serving on the Board of a Non-profit: Practical and Ethical Considerations"

Recognition & Awards

CCBA's Cecil E. Burney Humanitarian Award – Nueces County attorney recognized as most actively devoted to humanitarian causes

YWCA Y Women in Careers Award, 2008

Who's Who Legal, Texas

Who's Who in American Law

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers magazine (Civil Litigation Defense), 2016

United Way of the Coastal Bend

  • Board of Governors, 2002-present
  • Secretary, 2016-2017
  • Campaign Chair, 2006
  • Community Investment, 2016-2017

Ann Hennis - The College of the State Bar of Texas