Joie C. Hand

Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 230-5108 (202) 230-5108


Joie C. Hand assists clients at various stages of legal proceedings and trial preparation, in part through conducting legal research and drafting motions as well as legal memoranda. She works collaboratively to respond to client requests.

Joie was previously a summer associate with the firm. During that time, Joie began to cultivate a pro bono practice, contributing to the team representing a tribe of Native Americans seeking cancellation of the disparaging federal trademark registrations used by the Washington, D.C. professional football team.

During law school, Joie was an active member of her student community. She served the Student Bar Association as the Chair of the London Programme, then later as a member of the Career Development Office Committee. Joie also served as a Vice President of the Black Law Student Association and a Senior Article Editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Law. In her final semester, she interned in the Notre Dame Athletics Compliance Office. Before joining Drinker Biddle, Joie was a summer associate at an Indianapolis-based firm.


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2016, Journal of International and Comparative Law – Senior Article Editor
  • Princeton University, A.B., 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Joie's Areas of Focus