Hannah R. Lamore (formerly Brennan) was raised in DeKalb, Illinois. She graduated with High Honors and as a James Scholar from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Media and Cinema Studies and minors in Political Science and Informatics. As an undergraduate, Hannah was active in the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. She was elected to various leadership positions, including Sergeant at Arms and was awarded a Distinguished Service Key for her commitment to service, risk management and inclusivity.
In addition to her degree, Hannah has experience in radio, news-editorial journalism and media relations. In 2012, she interned with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as the Library welcomed its three millionth visitor and during promotion for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” This background in media – with a focus on communication – translates to the courtroom.
Hannah continued her studies at Illinois and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Pro Bono Notation from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2016. Hannah was a Summer Associate with Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC before completing her final year of law school.
While at Illinois Law, Hannah had diverse experiences in academia, trial advocacy and appellate practice. Hannah competed with the College of Law Trial Team and served as Administrative Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. In 2014, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Terrence J. Lavin of the First District Illinois Appellate Court. As a student, Hannah was provisionally admitted to practice law pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711. She represented abused and neglected minors and accused parents in Champaign County as a member of the University of Illinois Family Advocacy Clinic. Additionally, Hannah was active with the Illinois Innocence Project and aided in the release of a man who had been wrongly incarcerated for 18 years! Hannah also served as a Student Reporter for the Committee on Federal Criminal Jury Instructions of the Seventh Circuit and worked with judges and attorneys to update the pattern jury instructions.
In 2016, Hannah was awarded a Rickert Award for Excellence – the highest award presented by the College of Law – in recognition for her service to the College and legal community. Hannah is a former Celia M. Howard Fellowship recipient.
Hannah is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a 2016 graduate of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Community Leadership School. Hannah focuses her practice in civil litigation.