Hannah R. Fielstra grew up in Muskegon, Michigan. Thereafter, she went on to attend the University of Michigan, where she studied Arabic and majored in International Studies. After returning to Muskegon to work as a paralegal for a brief time, she went on to attend Wayne State University Law School.
While in law school, she interned with the Federal Defender Office and the State Appellate Defender office focusing on criminal defense, and also worked with other Detroit-area law firms specializing in civil rights and Section 1983 cases. At Wayne State, Hannah served on the Student Board of Governors as Vice President (2015-2016) and President (2016-2017).
After graduating from law school, Hannah worked for over a year with a Southeast Michigan law firm doing personal injury law and also specializing in social security disability. She is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, a board member for the Detroit Artists Market, and a volunteer with Girls Rock Detroit.
As an associate at Ernst and Marko law, Hannah hopes to continue to advocate for the needs of the underserved and represent those in need of a passionate litigator in the area of civil rights and other related areas of the law.