With her tenacious drive and desire to help others, Hannah Dockendorff is already forging a path for herself in the legal profession.
Dockendorff, an attorney at Hupy and Abraham’s corporate office in Milwaukee, helps clients with personal-injury matters. A graduate of Marquette University Law School, Dockendorff is also a legal volunteer at both the Milwaukee Justice Center and the Marquette University Volunteer Legal Clinic.
“Hannah’s sense of commitment to her clients is unmatched,” said Chad Kreblin, a shareholder at Hupy and Abraham. “She goes to great lengths to compassionately counsel the client with the utmost care, while simultaneously advocating for that client with tenacity that you seldom see in a younger attorney. Her future is truly bright.”
Dockendorff is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
Asked what some of the biggest obstacles she foresees, she said: “Outside of social distancing concerns related to the pandemic, I believe the legal field as a whole must continue to advocate for diversity in leadership roles. In my opinion, diversity provides opportunity for new ideas to grow — ideas that could potentially enhance the profession as a whole.”
The pandemic has forced Dockendorff to become adept at using Zoom and Microsoft Teams this past year.
“Oddly enough, during the pandemic, I found myself the busiest I had ever been,” she said. “I was able to assist many of Hupy and Abraham’s clients with their personal injury matters and as a result I gained valuable professional experience.”
One of her biggest interests outside work is visiting museums — something that’s been curtailed by the pandemic.
“As many museums begin the process of reopening for public admission, I plan on taking my family and visiting as many museums as possible,” she said.