Hannah Begley

Social Justice & Impact Litigation Fellow

Hannah Begley joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2022 and works on the Social Justice and Impact Litigation Team.  Her practice focuses on affirmative litigation and policy designed to advance social and economic justice.  Before joining the Office, Hannah served as a law clerk to Judge Marsha Berzon of the United States Court of the Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court. 

Hannah’s professional expertise includes:

  • Appellate litigation
  • Affirmative litigation
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Workers’ rights
  • Disability law


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2020
    • Senior Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review
    • Highest Pro Bono Distinction
    • Levin Center Public Interest Fellow
    • Judge Thelton H. Henderson Prizes from the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and the Community Law Clinic
  • Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2015
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Philo Sherman Bennett Thesis Prize

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Marsha Berzon, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2021-2022)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court (2020-2021)

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