Attorney James Hanley

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James is passionate about the law and committed to providing excellent service to his clients. He believes in honest risk assessment, clear advice, and smart strategies.

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Attorney Hanley is a graduate of Bates College, and The Catholic University of America School of Law. Attorney Hanley’s practice is concentrated in the areas of Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law. Attorney Hanley is a member of both the Massachusetts and and Rhode Island Bars and the United States District Courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Attorney James Hanley


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When the stakes are high, take the first step towards protecting your future. Call James Hanley today or complete the contact form below to schedule a consultation with a dedicated attorney with a proven track record.

Rhode Island
(401) 335-3656
(508) 409-1965

Areas of Practice

The Law Office of James M. Hanley represents individuals and businesses in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts in a variety of civil and criminal matters. Attorney Hanley focuses his practice in the following areas Criminal Law, Personal Injury Law and Estate Planning/Wills and Trusts.


Criminal Law

The Law Office of James M. Hanley has years of experience in the representation of clients in criminal litigation in both the District and Superior Courts of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Attorney Hanley is a former Assistant District Attorney in Bristol County, Massachusetts.


Civil Litigation

The Law Office of James M. Hanley is experienced in handling a variety of civil matters including automobile accident/personal injury cases, contract disputes, collections and land disputes.


Trusts and Estates

Every family is unique, and each Estate Plan is specifically tailor to reflect that uniqueness. James strives to listen to what his clients want and need, so that he can create the best legal strategy available for your particular situation. Many details about your life may dictate what sort of plan you need, regardless of how specific or general.


If you decide to hire a lawyer, then you have to figure out which one is right for you. There are countless lawyers in the area, but not all of them will be what you need.


Getting charged with a crime is scary and disorienting. The criminal justice system is difficult to navigate and without the proper guidance you can easily feel overwhelmed and powerless. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney like James Hanley is the important first step toward achieving relief in this difficult time.


You NEED an attorney who knows the law and will skillfully stand up on your behalf. You WANT an attorney who will also stay in touch with you, answer your calls, and keep you up to date on your case. James Hanley is committed to providing you with both the stellar representation you require and the personal attention you deserve.


James takes the time to understand YOUR priorities because each person he helps has individual needs and concerns. Your situation is unique and requires a particularized approach that suits you. James takes time to listen to your goals and then tailors your defense specifically to meet your needs.

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Every client is treated with respect and dignity.


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When you contact attorney Hanley today, he will gladly guide you through the court process – explaining what legal options you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact, call, email or chat to learn how James can help you today.

  • 100 Cottage Street
  • Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • 401-335-3656
  • 400 South Main Street
  • Fall River, MA 02721
  • 508-409-1965

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