Hannah Stitt, Associate Attorney
Hannah Stitt represents individuals and companies in both civil litigation and corporate transactions. Ms. Stitt began her career in San Francisco as an attorney for clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, unfair competition law, and products liability. She has since expanded her services to include employment, computer fraud and abuse law, cannabis industry disputes, and real estate litigation.
Ms. Stitt brings her experiences as a litigator to the table whenever counseling clients through a corporate transaction. Her approach enables her to identify any potential harm to her client, and then swiftly remedy the business issue or conflict before the trouble comes to fruition. Her transactional practice includes early-stage business consulting, corporate counseling, entity formation, financing, and regulatory compliance.
Ms. Stitt is deeply committed to reforming the criminal legal system through advocacy work on behalf of adversely impacted groups, and by changing the national drug policy. In 2012 as a law student, she began advocating for medical cannabis legalization as a member of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Now as a licensed attorney, her transactional practice includes counseling entrepreneurs in California’s burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Currently, Ms. Stitt sits on the Ethics Committee of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and the Drug Policy Committee of the National Lawyers Guild.
Ms. Stitt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and another in Religious Studies, with Honors, from U.C. Davis. She was recognized for academic excellence by the U.C. Davis Religious Studies Department in 2011 and was awarded the Department Citation in Recognition of Outstanding Undergraduate Accomplishment in Religious Studies. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from U.C Hastings College of the Law in 2015, with a Concentration in Intellectual Property Law. She competed as a member of U.C. Hastings’ award winning Moot Court Team, and earned the Third Best Brief and placed as an Oral Advocacy Semifinalist in the 2014 National Appellate Advocacy Competition. She also graduated as a member of the Pro Bono Society.
Ms. Stitt continues her commitment to providing quality pro bono legal services to those directly impacted by the failed War on Drugs as a Lead Attorney and Mentor for the Prisoner Advocacy Network (a committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild). As a member of the Prisoner Advocacy Network, she applies her knowledge of civil and administrative law on behalf of people incarcerated in the California prison system in order to improve their living conditions.
Ms. Stitt is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of California, and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.