Mrs. Owings attended the College of Law at Georgia State University, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree in 2007. During law school, Mrs. Owings was an extern with the Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She practiced law with The Antonini Law Firm from 2007, until 2012, when the law firm merged to become Antonini & Cohen Immigration Law Group.
In 2017, Ms. Owings formed Owings Immigration Law, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she currently practices law. She served as a board member for the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network from 2010 until 2012 and has served as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) liaison to the Atlanta Immigration Court and to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mrs. Owings was elected to the executive committee of the Georgia-Alabama Chapter of AILA in 2012 and currently serves on the committee as Past Chapter Chair.
In 2017, Ms. Owings was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mrs. Owings has experience in all family-based immigration matters, cases of removal (deportation) defense, petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, U Visas and asylum proceedings. She has spoken on a number of immigration-related topics throughout her career. She resides in Atlanta and is a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar.
Awards & Honors:
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2017 Advocacy Award
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2017 President’s Commendation
2010 Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network Pro-Bono Mentor of the Year
Hannah is an immigration attorney in private practice at Owings MacNorlin Immigration Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Hannah has practiced immigration law since graduating from Georgia State University College of Law in 2012, first at Catholic Charities Atlanta from 2012 until 2015, and then at the Latin American Association from 2015 until August of 2018. Prior to attending law school, Hannah was a Bilingual Victim’s Advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office and a Victim’s Advocate in a domestic violence shelter with Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Hannah majored in Latin American Studies at Earlham College and participated in the Border Studies program in 2000, where she lived with a host family in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico and walked across the international bridge daily to attend classes at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Hannah has served on the Georgia Alabama American Immigration Lawyers Association Pro Bono Committee and serves as the 2018 Citizenship Day committee Chair. She served on the Corporation Board for the American Friends Service Committee from 2007 until 2015. Hannah has presented on immigration law at trainings for the Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Conference on Children and Families as well as to the Marshall County Alabama Department of Human Resources.
After the family separation crisis in mid-2018, Hannah organized a fundraiser to send immigration attorneys to the US-Mexico border to assist the organizations on the ground working with both the separated families as well as other asylum seekers. Hannah was able to spend a week in El Paso in August working with both Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services as well as the Annunciation House/ Immigrant Justice Project.
Hannah’s love of immigration and fascination with borders began with to a trip to East and West Germany and Poland in 1989 where she visited the Berlin Wall as it had been for decades, and weeks later traveled back through East Germany days after the wall opened.