On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board reinstated attorney Hanna M. Renna after suspension due to improper conduct related to tampering with a photo pack, which involved printing and renumbering copies without the state’s or the witness’s awareness in criminal proceedings.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Hanna M. Renna,” with case no. 23-13-RD.
Attorney Hanna M. Renna faced suspension by the Michigan Attorney Disciplinary Board due to her misconduct involving the manipulation of a photo pack in a criminal proceeding. The case had emerged from a deposition with a minor witness who had initially identified Renna’s client as the perpetrator. Allegedly, Renna had altered the photo pack prior to the deposition, presenting a different photograph to the witness, ultimately misleading both the State and the witness. This deceptive act had formed the basis for a subsequent motion to suppress.
The report states:
“During the deposition, the respondent proceeded to present the witness with a photograph of a different individual from the one originally identified by the witness. This deceptive action took place when questioning the witness about identification, effectively misleading both the State and the witness.”
Following these events, on August 28, 2023, Renna submitted an affidavit pursuant to MCR 9.123(A), affirming full compliance with all requirements of the panel’s order and a commitment to continue complying with the order until and unless reinstated. The Board was advised that the Grievance Administrator raised no objection to the affidavit; and the Board, having considered other advice, acted accordingly.
The Disposition states:
“IT IS ORDERED that respondent, Hanna M. Renna, is REINSTATED to the practice of law in Michigan, effective September 5, 2023.”
According to avvo.com, Ms. Renna is listed as an attorney in Elmira, New York. She attended the Northeastern University School of Law. She acquired her law license in Michigan in 2019.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.