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Michael William Hanten

Family Attorney at Houston, TX

4.5   8 reviews

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About Michael

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Michael is the founding attorney at the Law Office of Hanten & Associates, PLLC. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and a LLM in Comparative and Internatuional Law from the University of Stockholm, in Sweden graduating Cum Laude. Michael is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court before the Southern District of Texas. Michael is a member of numerous veterans' organizations and provides pro bono legal services to his fellow veterans in the Houston area and the surrounding VA Hospitals.

Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Michael

Hanten & Associates, PLLC
440 Louisiana St., Suite 900
Houston, TX, 77002

Reviews

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Posted by Marc | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
He handled my case very well and got me what I asked for. He was very responsive and answered all of my questions. He fought for me and got the deal I wanted. His prices were very reasonable. Great attorney!
Posted by Aleksandra | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Mr. Hanten is awesome to work with, trustworthy attorney who provides guidance thorough the legal process. Mr. Hanten is handling efficiently my child custody case.
Posted by Nick | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What an AMAZING EXPERIENCE in a rough time!
So after much research on finding the right divorce attorney, I decided to go with Mr. Hanten and his associates. My experience with Mr. Hanten and his Wonderful Legal Assistants has been AMAZING!! Extremely prompt responses, professional advice and more importantly, Mr. Hanten and his firm gave me the impression that they actually care!!! I would recommend Michael Hanten and His associates to ANYONE and EVERYONE!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Michael was hired to perform representation on my behalf. He did an excellent job in communicating with all the parties, provide strong and effective support to me. I am very pleased with his level of knowledge and support. I am planning utilizing help of Michael in the future and would recommend him to others.
Posted by Brenda | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing but the best!!
I researched for days looking for an attorney that I felt would not only understand my case (family law), but explain the process and of course help me win my case. He was brutally honest, (which I needed) he explained everything in full detail, and I am definitely content with the outcome of my case! By far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Atty. Hanten, we've found the only attorney we want and need. Looking for a no nonsense, very reputable, attorney?? Look no further. You've found him.
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Posted by Jimmy | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Hanten is an attorney of the highest caliber. He aggressively ended all my legal concerns in my favor. In fact, he was better than perfect. He was able to get me more than what I was seeking. You will not find a better gentelmen who also happens to be a great Attorney.
Posted by Benito | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Hanten is a great attorney, has helped my family through some difficult times. Is very upfront, no nonsense and lets you know how it is. I can appreciate his professional views. I would recommend him to any and everyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
STOLE MY MONEY
Micheal Hanten met with me on 09/30/2021 ---He Was Referred by unbundle legal services. He told me to bring $1000 Cash and then proceeded to tell me the Attorneys for the Plaintiff and the Amicus Hate him and he could not help but took my money and left me in his office and never returned. The bar has been no help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-425 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hanten & Associates, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alfred Valdez, PC
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • United States Customs Service
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • Stockholm University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fort Bend Family Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Military Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Marine Corps Association and Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2018

Publications

  • Stockholms universitet forskings
  • International Tax Harmonization: A Race to the Bottom
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Beagle Hour
  • Anatomy of a Divorce
  • 2010
  • Legal Beagle Hour
  • Estate Planning: Wills & Trusts
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Professional. Respect the work he has done for veterans."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. I have done several mediations where he is one of the attorneys. He is always prepared and is a strong advocate for his client. I wish every lawyer that came to me to mediate was as prepared as Mr. Hanten. If you have a family law problem, I would definitely call him. He is no nonsense but very professional and thorough. He knows his cases when he comes to my office. I might not settle all his cases but it's always a pleasure to work with him."
Houston Family Lawyer Michael William Hanten
Michael William Hanten
Family Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 19 years
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