Hannah D. Vanderlaan


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Phone: (312) 360-6487

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

- Abraham Lincoln



Hannah Vanderlaan is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Environment and Energy Law Practice Group. Her practice focuses primarily on environmental-based litigation and regulatory counseling. 

Prior to joining Freeborn as an attorney, Hannah was a Law Clerk at the firm in the Environment and Energy Law practice group. In addition to working at Freeborn & Peters, while in law school, Hannah served a Legal Extern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Office of Illinois Attorney General, Environmental Bureau where she gained experience working on a variety of federal and state environmental enforcement actions. 

While in law school, Hannah also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago-Kent Environmental and Energy Law Journal and was actively involved in the Chicago Environmental Law Clinic. In addition, she received the CALI Award for Excellence in Energy Law, Environmental Law & Policy II, Trial Advocacy I, Legal Writing IV, Animal Law, and Public Interest Law & Policy. 

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association