Attorney James Hanley

A Reputation for Excellence


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 100% concentrated on Criminal Defense. 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.

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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. Attorney Hanley focuses his practice 100% on Criminal Law.

100% Criminal Defense

Charges We Handle

  • Drug Trafficking / Distribution
  • Operating Under the Influence
  • Firearms and Weapons Offenses
  • Assault Offenses
  • Sex Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile
  • Warrants
  • Probation Violations
  • Motor Vehicle Offenses

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If you’re facing criminal charges, your future could depend on the lawyer you choose. The Law Office of James M. Hanley is one of the areas most reliable criminal defense firms. We use experience, knowledge of the local courts, and integrity to deliver the results that clients need.


James M. Hanley has successfully handled hundreds of cases and is 100% focused on Criminal Law. This has earned him the respect of both prosecutors and judges, making him an invaluable ally for the accused. Mr. Hanley fights to ensure that all clients receive the best possible results for their case.


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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Thank you for your interest in contacting the Law Office of James M. Hanley, LLC. Take your first step toward protecting your future.

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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Portuguese Speaking Attorney

We are pleased to be able to handle clients whose primary language is Portuguese. We have an attorney who is fluent in Portuguese. Interpreters are widely available for all legal related court proceedings like depositions, mediation and trial, so language is not a barrier to filing or brining a claim. Please call our office today to speak to our Portuguese speaking attorney or staff member at 401-335-3656 for RI and 508-409-1965 for MA. Please click the link on this page to translate our entire site into Portuguese.

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Estamos contentes de puder ajudar clientes de quem sua linguagem primaria é Português. Quase todos os nossos funcionários e vários advogados são fluentes em Português. Os intérpretes estão amplamente disponíveis para todos os processos judiciais como depoimentos, mediação e julgamento, de modo a língua não é uma barreira para a apresentação de salga ou uma reclamação. Por favor, ligue para nosso escritório hoje para falar com o nosso advogado que fala Português ou membro do pessoal 401-335-3656 para RI e 508-409-1965 para MA. Por favor, clique no link nesta página para traduzir todo o nosso site em Português.