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Amy Hannah

Louisville Metro Public Defender
Litigation Director I/Major Litigation Chief
719 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Amy I. Hannah is currently the Division Chief of the Major Litigation Division and also Litigation Director I at the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 1996 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. Ms. Hannah graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2004. Ms. Hannah 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, VA Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Hannah has been at the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office since June of 2004. She has previously worked in the Adult Trial Division and as a Division Chief. Ms. Hannah also worked 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 (KACDL). Ms. Hannah received the 2017 Professionalism & Excellence Award, co-sponsored and presented by the Kentucky Bar Association the Annual Kentucky Public Defender Conference. She is a past president of Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.