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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


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



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Amber Heffner

    I am an immigration attorney and have reached out to Sean for expert advice on complicated criminal-immigration matters. He has helped me navigate the best options for my clients. I highly recommend him for immigration removal defense.


    Amber Heffner Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michele Cea

    Mr. Hanover is one of the most knowledgeable immigration attorneys in the U.S. He is a fellow member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he is always forthcoming about advising young attorneys.


    Michele Cea Immigration 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 201107/10/2016
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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
St Francis CollegeEmployment Law and Union LawMA - Masters1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Counseling SeminarEmployment After Conviction2012