Hannah King is a member of the School and Local Government Group and the Regulated Substances Group. In both practice areas Hannah advises on and litigates complex regulatory matters.
Hannah’s school law practice includes special education, employment and labor, and general school law, with a concentration in special education and disability rights law, and legal issues involving student rights. She has advised both public and private schools on a variety of issues, including disability rights, anti-discrimination laws, student and parent handbooks and employment issues. Hannah has represented school districts in special education due process hearings, state complaint investigations, and in federal Office for Civil Rights investigations, as well as in a variety of civil lawsuits. Hannah has also practiced in both federal and state courts, including cases before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court. Hannah regularly presents at a number of at school law conferences across the State, has presented at a nation conference on Title IX issues, and has been an instructor for a graduate level school law course for the University of Southern Maine.
Hannah’s regulated substances practice has focused on medical and adult use cannabis, an emerging local and national market. Hannah’s work with tribal clients, local municipalities, and entrepreneurs, has earned her a reputation as a sought-after expert on the fast-changing laws governing the cannabis industry, particularly on regulatory and licensing issues. Hannah’s unmatched understanding of the local and national status of cannabis legalization and involvement with national groups such as Women Grow and ArcView, gives her clients an advantage in a dynamic industry. She regularly advises clients on a wide array of regulatory issues related to the current medical and potential adult use regulatory regimes in Maine and elsewhere in the United States.
In her labor and employment practice, Hannah counsels employers on achieving and maintaining compliance with federal and state employment laws, the development of personnel policies, and employment contracts. Hannah also conducts investigations for employers into a variety of matters including employee misconduct, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints.
Before coming to Drummond Woodsum, Hannah worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Alaska Public Defender Agency where she practiced in both the trial and appellate units. She represented clients in Superior Court against the most serious criminal charges, and argued cases before the Alaska Court of Appeals. She was named "2011 New Litigator of the Year" by the Alaska Public Defender Agency.
While in law school, Hannah served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and co-chair of the Environmental Law Society. She received the 2009 Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award and the 2009 Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Environmental and Marine Law.
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