Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice
Hannah Mercuris joined BDS’s Family Defense Practice as a Staff Attorney in May 2016.
Hannah is a graduate of New York University School of Law School where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar. In law school, Hannah was a director of the Suspension Representation Project, where she led other law students fighting against lengthy suspensions of NYC public school students throughout the city. As a student-advocate in the Criminal and Community Defense Clinic and the Juvenile Defender Clinic at NYU Law, Hannah defended children and adults accused of crimes in Brooklyn. During law school, Hannah also interned with the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society, the Criminal Defense Practice of Brooklyn Defender Services, and the Criminal Defense Practice of the Bronx Defenders.
Hannah graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University. Before law school, she worked as a legal assistant in the National Security Project of the ACLU, supporting challenges to indefinite detention and government intrusions on civil liberties.