Natalie Foster Duncan

Natalie Duncan, formerly of Baron & Budd, has worked on behalf of asbestos victims
since 2000.  Her primary focus has been on ensuring adequate compensation for
asbestos victims in the bankruptcies of companies that manufactured asbestos-
containing products.  Natalie Duncan began her legal career representing defendants
in injury cases and quickly learned that her heart and passions were with the victims.  
She also realized that injured individuals need competent representation when going
up against experienced insurance adjustors and corporate lawyers in order to obtain
fair compensation.  

In addition to working on behalf of her clients, Natalie also devotes time to her
community. She has served as the co-chair for the Dallas Bar Association's
Community Involvement Committee and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyer's
Barristers for Babies Committee.  As a volunteer for the non-profit organization Trial
Lawyers Care, she represented, pro bono, the family of a woman who was working in
the World Trade Center on September 11 in seeking compensation from the
September 11th Victim's Compensation Fund.  In 2005, she received the Outstanding
Clinic Attorney Volunteer award from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
recognizing her pro bono work.

Natalie was recognized as a “Rising Star of Texas Law” in 2008 by Law & Politics
Media and Texas Monthly magazine, an honor bestowed on less than three percent of
the lawyers under 40 practicing in Texas.

She is married and has three children.


The University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1995)
The University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with high honors, 1992)
Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice
Public Justice
Dallas Bar Association
Michael J. Hanners

Michael Hanners, formerly of Baron & Budd, is a skilled litigator who has devoted the
last ten (10) years of his legal career to representing workers injured by exposure to
asbestos and other toxic substances.  Before attending law school at St. Mary's
University in San Antonio, TX, Mike earned a degree in psychology from the Johns
Hopkins University.  During law school, he interned at the Texas Supreme
Court.  He followed this experience with work as a Briefing Attorney for the Texas Court
of Criminal Appeals in Austin, and then as a Staff Attorney for the Second Court of
Appeals in Fort Worth.  Since leaving Fort Worth in 1999, Mike has focused his practice
on helping victims of asbestos exposure and their families.

MIke is married and has two children.


St. Mary's University (J.D. 1996; Phi Delta Phi)
Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1993)

Professional Associations
Public Justice
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Hanners & Duncan, PLLC
Hanners & Duncan, PLLC,
060 North Central Expwy, Suite 320  
Dallas, Texas  75206