Biography

Hannah represents families with compassion and empathy, focusing on her clients' wants and needs. As a member of Verrill's Family Law Group, Hannah represents clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, modification, contempt, and restraining order hearings. She has a background working with and representing domestic violence survivors and is skilled in working with clients who have survived trauma.

Before joining Verrill, Hannah worked at 'Carolyn's House', a branch of the YWCA, as a housing coordinator for homeless women and children. Hannah has worked at the Women's Bar Foundation, and the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee. She participated in the Domestic Violence Institute at Northeastern University, as well as the Poverty Law Clinic. Further, she worked as a teaching assistant for the Community Business Clinic and the Domestic Violence Institute. Through these involvements, she has gained valuable experience and knowledge in working with families through trauma.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Hannah has since settled in Boston. When she is not in the office, Hannah spends her time with friends and exploring Boston. Always fun and competitive, Hannah enjoys playing games, especially playing jeopardy with her family law colleagues. She is known to constantly have a deck of cards available.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Niagara University  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Maine

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Honors

  • Alpha Kappa Delta, National Sociology Honors Society
  • Phi Sigma Tau, National Philosophy Honors Society
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Honors Society for Catholic Colleges

Firm Highlights

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

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Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

News

Groundbreaking Decision Released by Connecticut Supreme Court

In a groundbreaking decision released on May 10, 2022 arising out of an appeal argued by Verrill attorney Andrew Nevas on November 16, 2021 in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court , the Supreme...

Blog

Department of Labor Guidance and Federal Initiatives Counsel a Wait-and-See Approach for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries Interested in Cryptocurrency Options

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor published Compliance Assistance Release 2022-01, 401(k) Plan Investments in “Cryptocurrencies” . The Release strongly discourages the addition of cryptocurrency (and other digital asset) options to the...

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Connecticut’s new privacy law: What you need to know

As part of its growing privacy practice, Verrill is pleased to share this advisory on Connecticut’s new privacy law. Verrill is pleased to offer a sophisticated range of privacy and cybersecurity services. On May...

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Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

News

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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