Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Hannah McCrea joined Brooklyn Defender Services in 2012 after graduating from Georgetown University Law School.
Throughout her last year of law school Hannah participated in Georgetown’s Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic in Washington, D.C. Under D.C.’s student practice law she represented indigent clients facing misdemeanor charges in D.C. Superior Court, as well as parolees facing revocation of their parole before the U.S. Parole Commission. In addition to her clinic experience, Hannah completed internships with the Trial Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia.
Prior to attending law school, Hannah worked as Online Communications Director for the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC), a Washington-based think-tank that promotes, through historical research and litigation, the progressive text and history of our Nation’s Constitution. Her work at CAC included promoting the Founders’ promise of meaningful legal assistance to all individuals accused of a crime, regardless of race, national origin or ability to pay.
Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Miami, Florida, Hannah speaks French and holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Northwestern University. A first time resident of New York City, she is now thrilled and honored to be representing so diverse and welcoming a community as Brooklyn.