April 5, 2016

WORKING FOR JUSTICE ] [ PREPARED TO SERVE 

Authorized and paid for by Hannah Dugan for Judge Committee. John S. Schiro, Treasurer.




  • Certified Wisconsin Supreme Court Lawyer Discipline Referee
  • Certified Attorney -- Veterans' Administration
  • Pro Bono Award, Association for Women Lawyers
  • Founder’s Award, Eastern District Bar Association
  • President’s Award, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Journalistic Excellence Award, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Distinguished Service Award, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Alumnae of the Year, Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha, WI
  • Lifetime Achievement Finalist BizTimes Nonprofits Excellence  Awards
  • “40 Under 40" Future Leaders, The Business Journal

Catholic Charities of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

  • Executive Director, 2007-2009
  • Director of Family and Children’s Programs, 2006-2007

Catholic Charities Foundation, Inc.

  • Executive Director, 2007-2009


Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.

  • Development Director, 1994-2005


Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.

  • Coordinating Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Project, 1990-1994

Law Offices of Hannah C. Dugan, LLC
2010 – Present

Law practice with focus on elder law, disability law,
veterans law, and business and non-profit law


Wisconsin Supreme Court
2010 – Present

Referee, attorney discipline matters


Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.
Litigation Attorney, 1995 – 2005

General Civil Litigation in federal, state and
municipal courts, including consumer class actions:

  • Helping Elders with Legal Problems Project
  • Legal Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors Project
  • Municipal Ordinance Defense Project

Marquette University Graduate College of Professional Studies

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor  2005 & 2007  Legal Aspects of Public Service
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor  2006 & 2007  Non-Profit Law


Seattle University Law School 

  • Visiting Professor  Summer 2005   Professional Responsibility
  • Visiting Professor  Summer 2005   Poverty Law


Marquette University Law School  

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor  2005  Poverty Law
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor 1993-1994   Legal Writing and Research
  • Clinical Supervising Attorney 1994-1997 Municipal Ordinance Defense Project


American Bar Association Rule of Law
            Clinical Legal Specialist, Ukraine 2000 


Frequent presenter on topics such as legal ethics, elder law, poverty law and access to justice issues

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Hannah's Certifications and Awards

Hannah's Bar Admissions and Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
JD, Law  1984 – 1987
Visitor since 1997 on the University of Wisconsin-Law School Board of Visitors.


Boston College
MA, American Studies  1981 – 1983


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Legal Studies, Correctional Administration, English 1977 – 1981


Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
Attorney, 1987 – 1994
Supervising Attorney, Social Security Unit, 1989-1991

Civil Litigation in state and federal
courts and administrative law systems