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Ryan A. Hancock

1845 Walnut Street, 24th Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Firm: Willig, Williams & Davidson  |  Website

Ryan A. Hancock

1845 Walnut Street, 24th Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Firm: Willig, Williams & Davidson
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Firm

Willig, Williams & Davidson


Years In Practice


Phone Number (215) 656-3600

Ryan Allen Hancock is of counsel at Willig, Williams & Davidson and Chair of the firm's Employment Law Group.   Prior to joining Willig, Williams & Davidson, he was Assistant Chief Counsel with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Commonwealth's civil rights enforcement agency.   As Assistant Chief Counsel, Mr. Hancock successfully litigated a wide range of discrimination matters including but not limited to claims of: sexual orientation, religious accommodation, disability race, sex, and denial of employment based on a criminal record.   He is the principal author of the Commission's proposed policy entitled Disparate Impact Discrimination Implications Related to a Denial of Employment Based on a Criminal Record.  Mr. Hancock received his law degree from Rutgers School of Law in 2003 and subsequently clerked in Camden County Superior Court, Criminal Division for the Honorable David G. Eynon.   He co-founded and is currently Board Chair for the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) and its Criminal Record Expungement Project (C-REP).

Mr. Hancock is the author of The Double Bind: Obstacles to Employment and Resources for Survivors of the Criminal Justice System, 15 U. Pa. J.L. & Soc. Change 515 2011-2012 and has served on the board of Penn Law’s Journal of Law & Social Change. He also served as the supervising attorney for Penn Law’s International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA), was a member of the Bethesda Project’s Young Professional Advisory Board, and co-convened the Drexel Summer Theory Institute at the Earle Mack School of Law from 2011-2013. Mr. Hancock has also been a Part-time Lecturer on Trial Advocacy at Rutgers School of Law from 2016 to the present.

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Awards
  • Philadelphia's 3rd Senatorial District Community Service Award, 2017
  • Philadelphia's 3rd Senatorial District Community Service Award, 2017
  • "Pro-Bono Partner of the Month," Public Interest Law Center, August 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017-Present
Organizations & Affiliations
First Judicial District of PA, Steering Committee
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Education
Graduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, J.D.
Graduated 2003
University of the Arts, B.F.A.
Graduated 1999
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (215) 656-3600
1845 Walnut Street, 24th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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