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Richard Hanus

Richard Hanus

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Since 1990, we have assisted individuals, families and businesses across the U.S. and abroad to achieve their immigration goals in an efficient manner. We provide responsive counsel through all steps in the U.S. immigration process.


In providing the highest quality representation in all U.S. immigration related matters, we serve our clients with creativity, sensitivity and diligence. These are three of the most important qualities an immigration lawyer can possess.



At the Law Offices of Richard Hanus, we provide our clients with realistic case assessments and practical strategies in matters involving:



  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service/INS)

  • U.S. Department of Labor

  • U.S. Department of State

  • Office of the Immigration Judge (Removal/Deportation Proceedings)

  • Board of Immigration Appeals

  • U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal.


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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Tagalog, Lithuanian, Hebrew, Russian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Paul F. Serkland

    I have referred many of my clients with criminal cases that are causing immigration problems to Rich. Rich has always gotten excellent results. I am very happy to endorse him.

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    Paul Serkland Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven H. Fagan

    I've known Richard both personally and professionally for over a decade. His is extremely knowledgable and tirelessly puts that knowledge to work for his clients. Richard is a creative problem solver, and a consummate professional. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.

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    Steven Fagan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Richard Hanus

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL, 60601-3272

Law Offices of Richard Hanus

920 Davis Road
Suite 100
Elgin, IL, 60123

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198808/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services2006
Distinguished Service AwardChicago Volunteer Legal Services1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerLaw Offices of Richard Hanus1990 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Decalogue Society of LawyersMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Law FoundationMember1992 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesVolunteer Attorney1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Keathley V. Holder, 696 F.3d 644 (7th Cir. 2012)Client Victory

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
USAVISACOUNSEL.COMRichard's Blog: Immigration Law Facts and Issues2015
Wall Street JournalHow This Immigration Lawyer Learned to Love Voter I.D.2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Northwestern UniversityCommunication Studies and PhilosophyBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Waivers of Inadmissibility - Fraud and MisrepresentationU.S. Immigration, Advanced Topics2015
What Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know About Immigration LawU.S. Immigration Law, Criminal Law2014
What Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know About Immigration LawU.S. Immigration Law and Criminal Law2014
Meeting the Needs of Children Under Immigration LawCHILD STATUS PROTECTION ACT-HOW IT CAN HELP KEEP IMMIGRANT FAMILIES INTACT2014
Immigration Law Basics, and its Intersection with Corporate and Labor LawU.S. Immigration Law/Corporate Law/Labor Law2014
Ethics/Client Relations in ImmigrationEthics, Pro Bono and Immigration Workshops2013
2013 Midwest Regional ConferenceMarriage Based Potpourri, including U visas, False Claims to Citizenship and Unlawful Voting/Registration2013
Midwest Regional ConferenceFraud Detection/National Security and its Impact on Issuance of Immigration Benefits2012
Continuing Legal EducationWhat Every Divorce Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law2012
Midwest Regional ConferenceInteragency Governmental Panel Discussion2011
Continuing Legal EducationRepresentation of Victims of Crimes and Domestic Violence in the Immigration Law Context2011
Midwest Regional ConferenceAffidavits of Support, Government Benefits, Tax Issues and Social Security Benefits2010
Continuing Legal EducationCommon Pitfalls Encountered by Immigration and Criminal Law Practitioners When Representing Non-U.S. Citizens2010