Victoria Hanafin

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Victoria (“Torie”) graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2021. While in law school, Torie was a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, interned at the United States Court of Federal Claims, and dedicated over 150 hours to pro bono work. Torie graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Music. Before attending law school, Torie worked for five years as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in Washington, D.C. It was in this role that Torie developed a passion for helping clients who were navigating difficult circumstances.

During law school, Torie worked extensively with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project to screen cases and build litigation strategies for individuals who were wrongfully convicted in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. After relocating to Raleigh, Torie was an Associate Attorney in the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Department of Justice before joining Edwards Beightol.

Torie enjoys spending time outside exploring the different parks in the Raleigh-Durham area with her husband, Chris, and son, Lucas. She also loves cooking, live music, British crime dramas and her pets Figaro and Lily.