Petra Hanna-Weekes, a former Partner with the law firm of Graham Thompson based in Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court, effective May 1st, 2015.
( Hanna Weekes, 3rd from left, with Partners Dwayne Fernander, Willie Moss, Erica Paine, Judith Whitehead and Robert Adams )
Hanna-Weekes, who has worked in the Banking & Finance, Immigration & Naturalization, and Property & Development Practice Groups at Graham Thompson since July 2010, was admitted to the Bahamas Bar in 1986 and the Bermuda Bar in 1990.
Hanna-Weekes has a wealth of public service experience, including serving as a Stipendiary & Circuit Magistrate in Freeport from 1993 to 1998, Former Chairman of the Shop and Liquor Licensing Committee, Bahamas Bar Council Member from 2012 to 2013, and Past President and Director of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Grand Bahama Chapter and she currently serves as Regional Vice President for FIDA International.
Hanna-Weekes will be assigned to the Supreme Court in Freeport, where she has lived for many years.
Hanna-Weekes is married to Esmond Weekes, an Assistant Professor at The College of The Bahamas, and they have a daughter, Solange, a student at Howard University.
Graham Thompson, a firm with a long and rich history of public service in the Bahamas for over 60 years, is delighted with Hanna-Weekes’appointment.
Partner Erica Paine, also of the Freeport office of Graham Thompson, commented "We will certainly miss her professional contributions at GT, but are so proud of this honour and know that she is thrilled to be joining the judiciary, where her passion for the law will allow her to best serve her country."
The Firm's Freeport office further includes Partners Robert Adams, Erica Paine, Willie Moss and Dwayne Fernander and Associates Edward Marshall and Taccara Wright.