Tenacious and fiercely dedicated to advocating for her clients, Hannah Oxley does not stop until the job is done. Recognizing that a one-size-fits-all approach can make clients feel unheard and undervalued, Hannah takes considerable pride in meeting her clients where they are during one of the darkest moments of their lives. Empathy and compassion are two of her greatest assets which allows her to walk clients and their loved ones through a process often filled with anxiety and unknowns.
Known as a “Girl Friday” of civil litigation, Hannah handles all aspects of cases proceeding to trial, starting with client intake through discovery, dispositive motions, and trial preparation, and ending in settlement or verdict. Having tried personal injury and wrongful death mesothelioma cases to verdict, she is a quick thinker accustomed to anticipating the end result and working up her cases accordingly. In addition to her outstanding legal writing and analytical skills, Hannah is best known within the firm for her patience, kindness, and grace in handling difficult circumstances and cases, bringing a sense of ease, as well as new and unique ideas to the situation.
Having walked into a job interview only to leave being gifted a law firm, Hannah has been approached by a publishing company to have a TV pilot written about her. The script is currently in the works.
How I Help Clients
I inspire a sense of confidence and trust with my clients
because if I tell them I will do something, I will do it. I don’t make false promises and my clients know they can rely on me, no matter what.
Through empathy and compassion
I effectively communicate with and ease the anxieties of clients going through the worst time of their life. I treat every client as I would want my own family to be treated.
Provide clients with a consistent, dependable, and sincere advocate
because I genuinely care about them – I love to talk with them, to listen to their stories, learn about their lives or the life of the person they have lost.
Hannah graduated from New College of California with a B.A. in 2002 and earned her law degree from John F. Kennedy School of Law in 2011. While at John F. Kennedy School of Law, Hannah was a T.A., a volunteer notetaker for students with disabilities, and taught final exam seminars. She later taught courses on bar preparation and proudly acknowledges that all her students passed the California Bar on their first try. Hannah continues to volunteer as a Moot Court Appellate Judge.
Admitted to the California Bar since 2012, Hannah also has appeared and practiced via pro hac vice in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, including Iowa, Florida, Texas, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, and North Carolina. In fact, Hannah enjoys learning the ins and out of each state’s particular laws and picks them up with ease.
Prior to entering the personal injury and products liability world, Hannah ghost wrote criminal appeals and several appellate petitions related to medical marijuana, including a successful landmark case to the California Supreme Court. She also researched and ghost wrote supporting briefs against the federal death penalty, including one which ultimately halted the execution of a man who committed a crime on sovereign Navajo territory.
How I like to spend my time…
Addressing homelessness in our hometown is a passion for my family and I. From providing meals, clothing, blankets, and hygiene supplies to people suffering on the streets of San Francisco, to assisting my husband’s endeavor as a founding member of Hotels not Hospitals, we give time to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The pandemic also opened doors for us to join a local organization that shops for and visits senior citizens living alone—this continues today with visits and walks with various neighbors. I am a passionate activist for racial justice and advocate for criminal justice reform and am a member of a reparations project which directly supports community members in financial need.
In my down time, I enjoy walks and hikes with my family (including Ringo, our beagle, and Tug, our rescue pup) anywhere in the Bay Area with a view of the water. I love to swim and to sit in the sunshine with a good book. I also enjoy losing myself in old movies, and as an avid WWII buff, I read anything I can get my hands on related to it.
What’s on my bucket list…
- A road trip through South America with my daughter
- Finish a novel I started writing years ago
- Owning a couple of horses and a few goats