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Sean R Hanover

Sean R Hanover

Practice areas:

Immigration, Family, Criminal Defense, Tax

About Me

Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court.

Mr. Hanover is a member of the VA Bar, DC Bar, American Bar Association, and American Immigration Lawyers Association. For more information on his business background, visit his LinkedIN profile, and his Zoom Info profile.


Languages Spoken: German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Immigration: 40%
    5 years
  2. Family: 30%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    5 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    5 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • William Elmer Niffen II

    Sean is an excellent immigration attorney. He knows immigration law forward and backward. He was a great mentor for a recent case. Anyone who needs an immigration attorney would be wise to hire Sean. He is one heck of a lawyer!


    William Niffen Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan Jacob Fishman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ryan Fishman Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hanover Law (VA Offices)

2751 Prosperity Avenue
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA, 22031




VAAuthorized to practice law201211/29/2012
DCActive 201105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer judge - Moot Court CompetitionDistrict of Columbia Bar2014
Moot Court Mentor/JudgeUniversity of District of Columbia School of Law2014
10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction 2014American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction 2014American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Volunteer Mentor/JudgeUniversity of the District of Columbia2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyHanover Law, PC2011 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Fairfax County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Flakker v. FlakkerJury was in our favor. Six digit award plus fees.

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)In support of Military Spouses2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawImmigration, Bankruptcy, Business, TaxJD - Juris Doctor2008
St Francis CollegeEmployment Law and Union LawMA - Masters1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Employment Counseling SeminarEmployment After Conviction2012