Hannah Gray, Associate Attorney
Background and Education
Hannah Gray is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County. Hannah received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego, where she graduated with honors with a major in Communications and a minor in Marketing. While in college, Hannah was a member of the Communication Studies Honor Society, served on the board of her sorority to encourage and facilitate volunteer work, and studied abroad with Semester at Sea. After graduating from college, Hannah pursued her passion for humanitarian work and traveled to Cape Town, South Africa where she volunteered for three months as a teacher and mentor for children in primary schools. Hannah’s volunteering experience reified her passion for social service and influenced her decision to pursue a career in human rights law, especially as it relates to education and children advocacy.
With these professional aspirations in mind, Hannah attended Pepperdine University School of Law. She graduated in 2019 with a J.D. and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. During law school, Hannah served as Symposium Editor on Pepperdine’s Dispute Resolution Law Journal, participated in the Community Justice Clinic, and was a member of Advocates for Public Interest Law. Hannah also wrote an article on implementing restorative justice processes to international criminal justice systems that was published in the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal Volume XIX.
Legal Experience and Volunteer Work
Hannah has a diverse background in various areas of the law including immigration, criminal defense and criminal prosecution. While in law school, Hannah participated in Pepperdine’s Global Justice Program in Uganda, wherein she worked as a legal intern under Justice Chibita at the Directorate of Pubic Prosecutions Office. During this program, Hannah also took part in the 2017 Prison Project, during which she advocated for equal rights throughout the criminal justice system, participated in settlement and plea-bargain negotiations on behalf of the Ugandan judiciary, and developed strong client counseling skills representing clients in their respective criminal matters.
Hannah has experience serving as a student-attorney through Pepperdine’s Community Justice Clinic for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on topics related to human rights and social justice. Currently, Hannah is a senior law clerk assisting the Adoption and Education attorneys at Moore Law for Children with legal research, drafting court forms and filings, and client correspondence.
Message from Hannah
I feel very fortunate to have grown up in a close-knit family, who has always been supportive of my professional dreams and aspirations. In my position at Moore Law for Children, I am able to pursue my passion for serving the public by fiercely advocating for children and families in our Southern California communities. It is incredibly inspiring to be working with such intelligent women who are dedicated to providing competent and compassionate legal services to our clients. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a team who cares so deeply about its clients, and whose meaningful work effects positive change on a daily basis.
I am able to pursue my passion for serving the public by fiercely advocating for children and families in our Southern California communities.