Hannah Dodge is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore where she advises clients on education, labor and employment law matters. She is experienced in facilitating discovery motions, evidentiary hearings and trial conferences, and has further expertise managing motions and trials, and mediating and resolving student-parent-university disputes.
Prior to her time at LCW, Hannah served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judge Denis Cohen at the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County. There, she managed all motions and trials arising from the 5,400 cases filed in the Civil Trial Division in Philadelphia; she also administered the distribution of motions and trial assignments for Judges on the Civil Trial Team. Notably, Hannah was also a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights where she performed data analysis on race discipline and restraint and seclusion data in regional elementary and secondary school districts for compliance reviews set by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In this role, she researched and wrote about the obligations of postsecondary institutions in accommodating students with food allergies. In addition, Hannah was a graduate research assistant in Education Policy at Boston College. At Boston College, Hannah conducted several research projects on the intersection of education and law. One project involved research and interviews on the experience of Latinx law students in Bay Area, California law schools.