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Amy Hannah

Amy Hannah is currently a Division Chief in the Adult Trial Division. She has been with the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office since June 2004. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While at AU, she spent a semester living and studying in Merida, Venezuela. Ms. Hannah graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2004. While at UST, Ms. Hannah worked in the Immigration Clinic representing clients seeking asylum. Ms. Hannah also worked as a law clerk at the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office where she worked on both juvenile and adult cases. Ms. Hannah was a Summer Intern in the Alexandria, Virginia Public Defender's Office. Ms. Hannah's experience with the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office includes representing adult clients in both district and circuit court. Prior to becoming a Division Chief, Ms. Hannah was in the Capital Trial Division where she successfully represented clients facing the death penalty. In 2009, Ms. Hannah was awarded the Clarence Darrow Prodigy Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also the recipient of two Walker Awards for excellence in advocacy that resulted in jury trial acquittals for clients charged with felony offenses.