Butzel Long attorney Hannah E. Treppa named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2019 Class of "Up & Coming Lawyers"


DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Hannah E. Treppa is one of 30 attorneys in the state named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The attorneys will be honored during a luncheon on December 5 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.

Attorneys recognized for this honor have distinguished themselves in the practice of law. The honorees were evaluated based on nominations by their peers, colleagues, and associates. The recipients were selected by a committee based on their outstanding professional accomplishments and their mentoring/community involvement.

Based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, Treppa focuses her practice primarily on employment and labor law. Her experience includes defending clients in administrative charges before governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in state and federal discrimination and retaliation lawsuits. In addition, Treppa has represented clients in general matters pertaining to commercial and tort litigation and arbitration, including breach of contract actions and product liability litigation. She is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Treppa is a member of the Board of the Detroit Bar Association’s Barristers (Young Lawyers) Section, which focuses its efforts on service to the Detroit metropolitan community by volunteering in community service programs, partnering with local law schools, and working with schools in the community to present its annual educational Law Day program in contribution with the 3rd Circuit Court.  

She is a member of the Young Leadership Council of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). She also serves as a member of the Board of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, where she is Co-Chair of the Trial Practice section, and a leader on the Legal Excellence Awards Committee. She also is a Co-Chair on the eBlast Committee of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Treppa was recently appointed a Co-Chairman of Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee, which seeks to improve career development for women attorneys through training and mentorship.

Notably, Treppa facilitates two monthly affinity groups of human resource professionals for MichBusiness. Since starting her career with Butzel Long, she has been a regular presenter at the firm’s annual Labor, Employment, Benefits, and Immigration Law Forum. She was a featured presenter during Butzel Long’s June 2019 webinar, "Public Accommodations and Employment Law 101 for the Service Industry." She also has written guest articles including an article co-authored with colleague, Carey A. DeWitt, titled, “Presentation of the Decision-Making Witness,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 2018. 

She is a proud alumna of Hillsdale College (B.A., 2012), and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016). While in law school, she served as the Executive Editor of Outside Articles for UDM’s Law Review. Treppa was also a member of UDM’s National Trial Advocacy Competition Team, UDM’s Moot Court team, served as a chairman of UDM’s Public Interest Committee, and worked as a student lawyer for the 35th District Court Public Defender. While in law school, Treppa also served as a judicial intern for Hon. Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as for Hon. Chief Judge James A. Plakas at the 35th District Court. She earned her B.A. from Hillsdale College.

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