A graduate from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Hannah started her career by clerking for the Staff Attorney's Office at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. At the Seventh Circuit, she worked on appeals involving criminal law, employment law, habeas corpus motions and petitions, immigration law, and social security law. Following her clerkship, she started her own practice where she has concentrated on criminal matters, both in the state and federal courts. Hannah has been appointed in over 60 cases to represent clients in the federal district courts, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also argued over 15 cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Hannah volunteers at Cabrini Green Legal Aid's Expungement & Sealing Help Desk and the Willow Creek Community Church Legal Aid Ministry. Hannah is currently licensed in Illinois and holds bar memberships in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. 

Noteworthy Accomplishments:

  • argued several successful appeals in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, including obtaining an acquittal for her client immediately following oral argument

  • successfully negotiated a federal felony charge down to a misdemeanor plea that allowed the client to remain in the U.S.

  • obtained a decision vacating a $16 million restitution judgment

  • argued and obtained a decision vacating the client's sentence; at re-sentencing, the client received a 13-year reduction in his sentence

  • negotiated an agreed order to vacate over $850,000 in restitution

  • obtained orders to seal multiple Illinois felony convictions, including Class 2 felony convictions

  • secured the return of thousands of dollars seized at O’Hare International Airport