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.
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
United States District Courts
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western Districts of Texas
United States Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, appointed by the Texas Supreme Court
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation
Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Corpus Christi Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Association
Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Assn.
Nueces County Administration of Justice Committee, 2005-2010
Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
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"
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