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Paul Christopher Hannaford

Immigration Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Paul Hannaford

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    80%
    I handle family, employment and humanitarian cases ranging from successfully getting people their visa, green card or citizenship to successfully defending people in Immigration court.

  2. Asylum
    20%
    I also have successfully gotten people their green card through Asylum

Being an immigrant myself and having gone through the system, I know how complicated the process can be and my goal at Hannaford Immigration is to try and make that process easier for you in anyway I can.

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Location

Hannaford Immigration Law
265 Franklin St., Ste. 1702
Boston, MA, 02110

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Posted by Nameer | October 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Beacon of Hope: Paul Hannaford's Exceptional Advocacy Secures Asylum
I recently had the privilege of being represented by Mr. Paul Hannaford in my asylum case, and I cannot speak highly enough of his professionalism, accuracy, and commitment to my case. From the moment I met him, I knew I was in capable hands. Paul Hannaford went above and beyond to ensure that my asylum application was meticulously prepared and well-documented. His attention to detail was nothing short of remarkable. This dedication to accuracy paid off in ways I couldn't have imagined. During the court proceedings, the judge commented on the exceptional quality of the documentation in my case. In fact, the judge specifically referred to my file as "well-documented." This was a pivotal moment in my case, and I firmly believe it played a significant role in the judge's decision to grant me asylum. Paul Hannaford not only possesses an exceptional understanding of immigration law, but he also knows how to present a case in the most compelling and persuasive manner. He left no stone unturned, and his thoroughness and professionalism were evident at every stage of my case. Mr. Paul Hannaford worked tirelessly to ensure our asylum case had the best possible chance of success, he provided clear and realistic assessments. His history of helping families navigate the complex immigration system speaks volumes and his professionalism and deep knowledge were evident, and his dedication was unwavering. Mr. Paul Hannaford combination of qualities makes him a standout immigration attorney. In short, Paul Hannaford is more than an attorney; he's a true advocate. I owe him a debt of gratitude for helping my family win our asylum case. His hard work, honesty, expertise, professionalism, and dedication set him apart. Thank you, Paul, for being our guiding light to a better future. Thanks to Paul Hannaford's expert guidance and dedication to my case, I am now a recipient of asylum in the United States. I cannot express how grateful I am for his support and legal expertise. I highly recommend Paul Hannaford to anyone seeking an attorney who goes the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Jenise | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Years ago I was searching for an Immigration Lawyer who I can talk to about my status and I found Paul which then we had a consultation . Years later I contacted Paul to start the process and he never forgot who I was . That alone made me feel that he cares about his clients. Paul is very knowledgeable, smart , caring lawyer and also responds to email in a very timely manner . Looking for an immigration lawyer , Paul is the one. You will not be disappointed . He will always be the person I will reach out to for any immigration issue . Thanks Paul .
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Posted by Mackenzie | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recomended !
I would highly recommend Paul who was very friendly, the best attorney I have ever met ! He took a lot of time to carefully review my case which was very complicated, he also went extra miles to walk with me to the bank to collect important documents. He took time to track my case progress and gave me an update without being asked. You can't go wrong with Paul !
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Posted by Edward | November 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I had a specific question about a green card matter. I called Paul's firm and Paul took my call immediately. In my situation, the question was easily answered in one 15-minute phone call. I offered to pay for this advice, but Paul generously didn't accept. Very helpful and straightforward. Definitely glad I called.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2015
M1 visa
I highly recommend Paul. I came to USA on M1 visa & wanted to extend my visa status. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating to our time appointments. I will difo be recommending him to friends. Paul from my experience is the best & a true gentleman.
Posted by samwreckless | March 22, 2014
A Brilliant Advisor
Attorney Hannaford is the second lawyer I've met about my pending I-485 and I-612. Compared to the first person I went to, Mr. Hannaford, was extremely professional and listened to all my concerns and questions carefully and patiently, and provided detailed guidance on how to move forward. He spent a lot of time talking to me and reviewing my immigration documents. I believe his guidance and thoughtful counsel on issues concerning my immigration journey will get me there. I highly recommend him for anyone with the need for an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Mariarita | February 27, 2014
I strongly recommend anyone who needs legal help in immigration field to contact Paul's office.
I met Paul Hannaford in Boston in June 2013. I'm a physician and I contacted Paul to ask questions regarding an eventual new period to spend in the US. He scheduled an appointment for me in few days. He answered all my questions in a very professional and clear way. He also wrote for me a letter summarizing some important points of my situation. This letter was so helpful when I entered again the USA. Furthermore, Paul was so ready to kindly answer some other questions I emailed him recently. I strongly recommend anyone who needs legal help in immigration field to contact Paul's office.
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Posted by Cecilia | February 1, 2014
Visa extension process went smoothly, quickly and stress free
We went recently through a very difficult medical family situation. My mother was visiting from abroad and provided critical help but she had been in the US for nearly 6 months and was scheduled to go back home. I was very nervous at the idea of having her going back home. Foster and Hannaford helped us with the visa extension process. They were very responsive, attentive and efficient. They were also very patient with my mother which speaks poor english. It was a relief to have them handle smoothly the inherent bureaucracy link to this kind of process. They were very "human" and comprehensive and the extension process went smoothly, quickly and stress free.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Hannaford Immigration Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Wynn Law Group
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Managing Partner
  • Foster & Hannaford, LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Brokerage Specialist
  • Merrill Lynch & Co.
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Aila Annual Conference
  • 2017
  • Aila NE Conference
  • CLE
  • 2016
  • AILA NE Conference
  • CLE
  • 2015
  • AILA Annual Conference
  • CLE
  • 2014
  • AILA New England Conference
  • CLE
  • 2014
  • MCLE
  • CLE
  • 2014
  • AILA New England
  • CLE
  • 2013
  • AILA New England Conference
  • CLE
  • 2012
  • Independent Colleges - Ireland
  • 2010
  • University of Northumbria - England
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2006
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Adjustment of Status with Fraud waiver
  • Successfully got Green Card
  • VAWA AOS
  • Approved
  • I-751 Waiver
  • Apporved
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England chapter)
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • ‘Leading Humanitarian Visa Adviser of the Year, Massachusetts’
  • Acquisition International
  • 2018
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Boston
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2017
  • Best Immigration Lawyer Boston 2017
  • AI Legal Awards
  • 2017
  • 2017 Most Oustanding Law Firm of the Year
  • Acquisition Internation
  • 2017
  • 2017 Legal Excellence Awards
  • Acquisition International
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Champions
  • AILA
  • 2017
  • National Day of Action Scholorship
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Annual Conference Scholorship
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Most Innovative Law Firms of 2016 in the USA
  • Acquisition INTL
  • 2016
  • 2016 Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Immigration Law Firm
  • Acquisition International
  • 2016
  • Immigration – Law Firm of the Year - USA
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016
  • 2016
  • 2016 Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Immigration Law Firm
  • Acquisition International magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Boston
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Best Immigration Law Firm - Massachusetts
  • Corporate America 2015 M&A Awards
  • 2015
  • Sustained Excellence in Immigration Law - Massachusetts
  • The Corporate America: Legal Elite 2015
  • 2015
  • Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Boston, MA
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Annual Conference Scholorship
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - New England
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Hannaford Immigration's Blog
  • Blog
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association NE Annual Conference
  • Materials Manager
  • 2016
  • Citizenship Class
  • Preparing for Naturalization
  • 2013
  • ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC)
  • Moot Judge
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (59)
Given (79)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hannaford displays genuine concern in every question he answers on Avvo. Attorney Hannaford's answers reflect a solid understanding of the law and a quick grasp of the applicable law in every situation. He also gives practical solutions. I endorse this lawyer for immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We need more Paul Hannafords in this world, now more than ever. The advice he provides is spot-on, he is one of Boston's best."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an exceptional lawyer whose record speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an asset to his immigration clients and the legal community. Paul has my endorsement!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 04
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hannaford. Truly exceptional and caring immigration attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems in his area to contact him first."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Paul Hannaford. Hard working, skilled, and dedicated to his clients. A respected member within the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Asylum Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to the needs of his clients and will work with them to make sure their needs are met. I highly recommend him."
Asylum Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Immigration Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hannaford is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hannaford, is a great attorney, and excellent contributor to AVVO. I endorse Attorney Hannaford."
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Boston Immigration Lawyer Paul Christopher Hannaford
Paul Christopher Hannaford
Immigration Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 12 years