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Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights Litigation 60%
  • Plaintiff-side Employment Litigation 40%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Top Oral Advocate, 9th Annual Susan E. McGuigan Oral Advocacy Competition
    • Honors: Moot Court Honors Board, Vice President/Administrative Justice
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: Sociology

Past Employment Positions

  • Stris & Maher LLP, Associate, 2016 to 2021
Hanna Chandoo
  • Associate

Location:

Pasadena, CA

Phone:

Fax:

(626) 577-7079

Email:

Hanna Chandoo joined Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP in February 2021. She specializes in civil rights and employment law.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chandoo was an attorney at a boutique law firm known for its Supreme Court and appellate advocacy. In addition to her appellate work, Ms. Chandoo was also the lead associate in several complex commercial cases. She litigated in state and federal courts on both coasts. Notable cases include a zoning discrimination case against the City of San Clemente, which settled shortly after cross-motions for summary judgment were filed, a negligence case against a large financial institution for mismanagement of a multi-million-dollar charitable donation, and a class action on behalf of pensioners seeking lost benefits and changes to their retirement plan.

Ms. Chandoo has committed herself to the expansion of civil rights, workers' rights, and access to education. She serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Council on American Islamic Relations in Los Angeles and the Vice President of the American Muslim Bar Association, the nation's leading lawyer-led Muslim advocacy group. As an undergraduate student, she designed tutoring programs for Somali refugees in underfunded school districts and trained tutors to teach through an intersectional lens. She also served on the President's Vendor Code of Conduct Committee, which ensured that College vendors implemented and enforced fair labor practices.

Ms. Chandoo graduated second in her class from Whittier Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Whittier Law Review and Administrative Justice of the Moot Court Honors Board. Ms. Chandoo received her B.A. from Smith College. She is proficient in Kiswahili, Spanish, and Urdu.

Published Works

  • To Track or Not to Track?, 2016
  • With Liberty, Justice, and Contamination for All: The Unequal Distribution of Groundwater Pollution , Whittier Law Review, 36, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 2021 to present
  • National Lawyers’ Guild (Los Angeles), Member, 2021 to present
  • Shi’a Muslim Council of Southern California
    • Anti-Racism Committee, Member, 2020 to present
    • Mental Wellness Committee, Member, 2019 to present

Languages

  • English