Caroline R. Hahn
Ethical representation and personal attention is what you can expect from the Law Offices of Caroline R. Hahn. Founding attorney Caroline Hahn has the experience, knowledge and reputation for providing strong and assertive representation for her clients.Korean-American Criminal Defense Attorney
Ms. Hahn is an Orange County native. She has seen the county’s Korean population grow tremendously in the last several years and also seen the rise of Korean-Americans appearing in court. She understands the Korean culture and she speaks Korean. Ms. Hahn has a heart to help Koreans and other immigrants facing criminal charges and potential negative immigration consequences from their criminal case.
She understands the cultural implications of your case. She has extensive experience helping Koreans through the criminal justice system in California. Whether you are facing a criminal defense, immigration matter or both, she can help.
She will explain the ramifications of a criminal conviction and how it will also impact your immigration status. Working with a lawyer who truly understands your culture and the unique challenges you face will go a long way in helping you achieve the best outcome possible.About Caroline R. Hahn
Caroline R. Hahn was born in Los Angeles, from immigrant parents. She grew up in Huntington Beach, California and attended high school in Orange County. Ms. Hahn received her undergraduate degree in History, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her J.D. from Chapman University School of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. As a child of immigrant parents, she wanted to help others who could not speak English. As a result, she applied for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. She served as a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County for seven years. She enjoyed helping her clients, many of whom were indigent, struggling with mental illness and drug addiction, and suffering from the effects of poverty.
Ms. Hahn left the Public Defender's Office in 2012 to start her own practice because she wanted to have the flexibility to represent more diverse groups of clients. She continues to have a passion for protecting the rights of the accused. She represents individuals in all types of criminal defense matters and overlapping immigration issues.
Ms. Hahn is especially passionate about the juvenile delinquency work she does. She regularly represents juveniles in Juvenile Court. She loves juvenile work because she believes minors who get in trouble with the law at a young age have the ability to change course. She has seen many of her clients turn their lives around as they grow into young adults. Ms. Hahn is committed to helping juveniles get that second chance. She has intimate knowledge of the juvenile justice system. Ms. Hahn has served as a guest lecturer at UCI School of Law, speaking on juvenile justice and practicing in juvenile court. Ms. Hahn has also spoken on different panels regarding juvenile law, including most recently, for the Hanmi Counseling Center.
Ms. Hahn is devoted to pro bono work in the immigrant community. In 2016, Ms. Hahn served as the President of the OC Korean American Bar Association (OC KABA). She has been involved with OC KABA since 2012. During this time, Ms. Hahn has volunteered many hours providing pro bono legal services for the Korean population in Orange County.
Ms. Hahn is also involved in Asian Americans Advancing Justice—OC (AAAJ-OC). She is the Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee and on the Community Advisory Council. Ms. Hahn continues to help those who cannot afford legal representation as a court-appointed attorney for the Juvenile Court at Lamoreaux Justice Center and Superior Court of California, Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Ms. Hahn also serves as a court-appointed criminal appellate attorney for the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District of California.
When Ms. Hahn is not fighting for her clients, she is enjoying time with her husband and three children, cheering them on in their respective sports games.Get the Attention You Deserve
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J.D., Chapman University School of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
OC Bar Association
OC Korean American Bar Association
OC Asian American Bar Association
Asians Americans Advancing Justice--Orange County
National Asian Pacific Islander American Bar Association
Pacific Juvenile Defenders Association
California Public Defenders Association