Hannah is a recent graduate with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She was a member of the inaugural Accelerated Honors Program cohort in which she completed a rigorous curriculum. This included an experiential component where she served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Sargis of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California. She also had the opportunity to work at Jeannée Mikula Rechtsanwälte, a prestigious international family law firm in Vienna, where she researched the Hague Convention’s effect on adoption law. While in Austria, Hannah also studied First Amendment Rights under the instruction of retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. While in law school, Hannah also served as an officer for the Family Law Society and served as a Research Assistant to Professor Brian Slocum. She was on the Dean’s List every year.
Prior to law school, Hannah obtained two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Liberal Studies and Honors Humanities with a minor in History from Azusa Pacific University, where she graduated magna cum laude. It was there she honed in on her passion for helping children and families. She worked with an educational non-profit that provided assistance to multi-lingual underprivileged families. Hannah and her brother were both adopted and have personal experience with the foster care system, giving Hannah a personal perspective in family law cases.
Hannah passed the February 2021 California Bar Exam in May 2021 and was sworn into the California State Bar in June of 2021. Since then, she’s been practicing as an Associate Attorney at Pakpour Banks.
When not in the office, Hannah is most often playing with her rescue mutt Captain, reading a historical fiction novel, or hanging out in Tahoe.