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Hannah ECaldwell

Managing AssociateCleveland Chair, Pro Bono Committeemoc.eniHnospmohT@llewdlaC.hannaH

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Hannah ECaldwell

Managing Associate
Cleveland Chair, Pro Bono Committeemoc.eniHnospmohT@llewdlaC.hannaH

O 216.566.5908

Focus Areas

  • Defending employers in multiple stages of the OSHA incident and accident investigation process, including initial on-site investigations, post-accident or incident evidence collection, and the citation review process.
  • Conducting large scale public and private workplace investigations ensuring that business activities comply with applicable laws and regulations and identifying areas of improvement for internal business operations.
  • Defending employers in a broad range of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge litigation in federal and state courts.
  • Counseling employers on all aspects of employment law, including hiring issues, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, trade secrets and competition, and termination and disciplinary issues.
  • Defending employers against charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state organizations.
  • Designing and assisting in the implementation of handbooks and workplace policies, including those covering leaves of absence, drug and alcohol testing, medical exams, hiring protocol, social media, and severance.
  • Drafting a variety of workplace agreements, including employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and separation and release agreements.
  • Advising and defending against ADA website accessibility lawsuits, an emerging area of digital accessibility litigation and compliance. Hannah has defended or resolved multiple single plaintiff and class actions lawsuits across the country in a wide variety of industries including retail, food service, real estate, and technology.
  • Selected to Crain’s Cleveland Business 20 In Their Twenties, 2022
  • “Pro Bono Hero,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2021
  • Practical Law, author and contributor (Ohio employment law topics)
  • Honors Writing Fellow, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2017-2018

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Activities

  • OnBoard Cleveland, Cleveland Leadership Center, class of 2022
  • Brite Winter Cleveland, board member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, volunteer
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, volunteer attorney
  • Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s Young Professional Council, former Governance Chair
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Mentoring Alumni Program, volunteer attorney
  • The Arc of Greater Cleveland, former board member
  • “Navigating Cleveland’s Thriving Startup Ecosystem,” Thompson Hine Startups Streamlined Webinar, April 2024
  • “Cannabis and Employment Laws: Navigating Compliance and Drug Testing in the Workplace,” Thompson Hine Webinar, February 2024
  • “Cannabis: A Legal Primer for Employers on a Growing Industry,” Thompson Hine Webinar, February 2023
  • Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Thompson Hine, 2021 and 2022
  • Cannabis: A Legal Primer for Employers on a Growing Industry, Thompson Hine, 2022
  • Employment Benefits Legal Update, HR Collaborative, 2021
  • “Returning to the Workplace: What Does Employment Look Like Post-Pandemic?” Thompson Hine Webinar, June 2021


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2019,
    cum laude
  • Ohio University, B.A., 2016
  • Ohio University, A.S., 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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