Hanna has learned the most important lesson during her legal career: the significance of providing client-centered legal services by prioritizing open, honest, and direct communication with her clients. Through her experiences, Hanna possesses the ability to support her clients as they navigate often difficult and uncertain times. Hanna passionately uses her skills to advocate for her clients, whether she does so inside a courtroom, at a mediation, or at any other point during the legal process.
Hanna graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, ranking in the top 10% of her class. She also graduated magna cum laude from Trinity University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology. Additionally, the law school's faculty selected Hanna as one of five students in her graduating class to receive the Distinguished Service Award for her dedication to serving others.
During law school, Hanna honed her legal skills by working as a student attorney in the Civil Justice Clinic, where she represented clients in family law and probate matters. She gained greater insight into the mediation process by serving as a student attorney in the Mediation Clinic, mediating cases for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center. Driven by her passion for family law, Hanna conducted research on custody disputes as a Family Law Research Assistant while at the University of Houston Law Center. Furthermore, she served as a member of the University of Houston Center for Children, Law, and Policy, where she wrote a book to educate and support children going through Child Protective Services. In addition to her role as a Law Clerk at Diggs & Sadler, Hanna's passion for the law led her to intern at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a Marvin D. Nathan Fellow, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Public Defender, and RAICES.
Hanna made the decision to pursue a career in family law during her Peace Corps service in rural Paraguay. As a Community Health Volunteer, Hanna focused her service on advocating for domestic violence victims and educating community members about their human rights. Due to the generational impact violence often has on families, Hanna taught about healthy relationships and violence prevention in local Paraguayan schools. After her two-year service in Paraguay, Hanna knew that she wanted to continue making a positive impact in the lives of others. She discovered that by practicing family law, she could continue to support others through difficult and complex life circumstances and advocate for their best interests.
When Hanna is not practicing law, she enjoys traveling through homestay experiences, working in her garden, and playing golf.