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John Daniel Hennan

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW LITIGATOR

John Hennan is a born advocate, and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. John seeks out clients who need true advocacy and assistance, and believes that the best resolution in any case, whether through trial or settlement, is achieved by being prepared to litigate in court. John has experience in both trial and appellate court, and has been rated by Superlawyers for the last nine years in a row.

John enjoys being active: working out, running, playing rugby and other sports. He loves world travel, likes to read history books, listen to music of all types (ranging from Etta James to Iron Maiden), and spends extended periods of time roughhousing with his two dogs, Bruni, Zeppelin, and Gucci. John earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and simultaneously earned a Master of Laws while studying at University College London.

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Location

John Hennan
3200 Steck Avenue
#300
Austin, TX, 78757

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring John is the best decision you will make
John is sharp, empathetic, honest and firm. I consulted with another attorney at a very well known firm who scared me off from filing despite being in an unsafe situation. When I finally gathered the strength to try again, a friend who is also a family attorney recommended John as someone with integrity and experience with abuse. John and Vanessa (his incredible paralegal) were in my corner from moment one. I had a baby, a toddler, and a business on top of a high conflict ex. I was so desperate to be through the process, and they honored that at every turn. At the same time, they made sure that my kids and I ended up with an excellent outcome that I never would have had the strength to get to without them. I often wanted to back down when it was not in my best interest. I was terrified, and John was gentle with me while being unyielding with my ex. I have absolutely no doubt that John would have been a bull dog in court if need be, but he managed to get the divorce settled quickly so I could focus on putting the pieces back together. My only regrets about the process were when I didn't listen to his advice. So many attorneys would have added to the chaos for their own financial gain, but I did not once feel that way about John. He and Vanessa always had my children's best interest at heart, and I am forever grateful for them.
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Posted by Stephen | July 18, 2022
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Amazed
Last July I began going through an extremely ugly divorce and custody battle with my ex. A close family friend, a lawyer herself, gave me only two names to call- One of them was the firm she worked for, the other was John Hennan. I set up a consult, and within minutes, was sold on John. From the very beginning , it was clear to everyone that this case was going to be very difficult and unpredictable. I cannot count the times that John (and Vanessa) absolutely shocked me with how well they handled each situation. In the end, I was awarded the best possible outcome for my children and myself. Throughout the entire process, and to this day, John was right there by my side, in my corner fighting for my kids. Anyone who worked my case with John gave it their full attention and care at all times. Not only did I have John in my corner, Vanessa was also working around the clock (sometimes literally). I was always able to get ahold of her to answer any immediate questions, and ask for advise from John and herself. I cannot say enough great things about John and his team, I highly recommend.
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Posted by Marilyn | February 7, 2024
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Absolutely Phenomenal Professionals!!!
Amazing expertise and knowledge, focused attention to detail, genuine compassion for clients, strong sense of fairness and prompt follow-up combine to make Attorney John Hennan and his remarkable staff masters of their profession! Their ability to listen attentively, assess situations and discern client needs made me feel at ease during a most onerous time in my life. Their guidance on what to expect and how best to prepare at each juncture was invaluable and spot-on! Vanessa, the paralegal, has a wealth of knowledge, a store of patience, and a bias for action. Attorney John Hennan operates as a well-oiled machine with fairness and the best interest of clients as the goal!
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Posted by Tazeen | December 12, 2023
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Great Professionalism !
Had the pleasure of hiring John to file a complicated case of divorce involving international assets and custody. With not much legal information where and how to begin, the entire team provided a very dedictated guidance and best advices. John was there every step of the way and was absolutely easy to reach. Well informed case preparation and mediation got me what I was looking for the custody and out of state move. Do not think twice ! He is all equipped to get you through ! Appreciate it John. Best wishes for continued success. So grateful! Thanks
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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Best of the Best
John, is an incredible attorney and truly a good person. A rare find in my five year experience in and out of family court. He is a great listener, direct with his communication, thoughts on the case, and presents orally in the courtroom and depositions with arguments and thought processes well above the average attorney. He was quick to see the truth in my case, read people very well in my opinion (which is a great asset in the courtroom), and lead my case with morals and character I felt that I not only had excellent representation, but an attorney I could trust that was truly after the best outcome for my children. I cannot thank him enough for the time and effort and dedication he put into representing me. While there are no guaranteed outcomes in a courtroom you can't go wrong having John on your side.
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Posted by Ashley | August 9, 2022
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Trusted Family Advocate
I hired John Hennan to represent me in an incredibly complicated divorce and child custody case. When I initially called him, it was because I had done extensive research on reputable family law attorneys in the area and he had the best reviews by far. I quickly realized that all of them were true. He is personable, knowledgeable, and a true advocate for families. He worked my case with honesty, fidelity, and passion. He walked me through every process and step along the way ensuring that I was educated and prepared. Despite the atrocities that came with my case, I always felt safe, comfortable, and confident that I was in good hands. I had the privilege of being able to work with both John and his partner, Aaron Culp. I don’t know many people who actually enjoyed meeting with their lawyers, but I legitimately did. They consulted with each other consistently and thoroughly and always kept me in the loop. They are respectful, communicative, and powerhouses in the courtroom. I genuinely respect them as utmost professionals. I have already recommended them to a close friend and they will absolutely be the first people I call if the need ever arises again. I feel blessed to have had the honor of working with attorneys of their caliber and I will forever be grateful.
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Posted by Trissey | October 25, 2018
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Final Resolution with ease
If I could give Mr. Hennan 10 stars I would. I had a very disorganized decree that was (what I assumed) beyond repair. However Mr. Hennan went above and beyond to clean up what other attorneys didn’t complete as well as successfully get me new orders. I had lost faith in attorneys and the system for that matter but with Mr.Hennan help my sons and I found closure. I would recommend Hennan to anyone who ask. Divorce with children is an ugly traumatic ordeal on its own so having an attorney such as John eased the tension in court. Having him by my side made me and my family feel as if we were heard in the court.
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Posted by Jamie | October 25, 2018
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Great guy!
John is a very kind, upbeat, and enthusiastic attorney that has a true passion for his work. He was one of the attorney's on my very complicated and unusual guardianship case. Every encounter with John was very pleasant and he really makes you feel comfortable and at ease, which is exactly what we needed as our case was pretty difficult and grueling. If you hire John you will not be disappointing, he is a great person and will do everything in his power to win your case. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to our case and our family John!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
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Best Attorney by far!
John was beyond the best lawyer I could have hired! He is very good at his job and was there helping every step of the way! He was extremely fast at getting back with me and staying on top of the case! To this day he still stays in contact to make sure everything is going well. Would recommend him if your looking for a top notch lawyer!
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Posted by Shelly | October 25, 2018
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Amazing Advocate
John was amazing and wonderful in my case for a name change for my children to take on my husband and I's last name without consent from their biological father. The judge said he had never seen a case like it before in 18 years and the defendant put up a good argument but in the end I got everything I asked for. I couldn't recommend him enough. Hire John and you won't regret it.
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Posted by Mitchell | October 23, 2017
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Simply Awesome
I retained Hennan Culp for what turned out to be quite an ugly divorce. John helped me understand the proceedings and went to bat for me in the best way. I don't think I could have retained my sanity without him!
Posted by Tyler | October 21, 2017
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Most down to earth Rock-star lawyer
Used John for a Child Custody case. I was hoping and expecting a swift case but due to the constant changing nature of the opposite party this process took almost a year. During that time John was always quick to respond and provided sound legal advice. He went above and beyond what was expected to mitigate further delay. I would highly recommend John to anyone that wants a down to earth and honest attorney!
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Posted by Amy | October 10, 2017
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Custody
I met John Hennan at the court house in Austin, before I even knew he was an attorney he went out of his way to give me some advice, I was desperate...i ended up hiring him and Aaron to fight my custody case, which was very complicated, it all ended with the best possible outcome.im so happy with these attorneys and I will be using them again in the future.
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Posted by Domenico | September 7, 2017
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The best lawyer around
My Name is Domenico, i don't even know where to start and if i will ever be able to thank John Enough. I had some custody problems with my ex, after talking to a lot of prominent lawyers in Austin i found John, he worked on my case 24/7 and really cared about getting the best outcome for my family , i never though a lawyer can care that much about a client but i was pleasantly surprised. Thank to the Massive work John has done for us, we ended up Winning The case! I didn't just found a lawyer, i found an amazing human being. I will always go to John if i will have problems in the future, as well as recommending him to everybody i know. Thank You so so much from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Jess | July 28, 2017
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Dedication
My fiance and I engaged John and his firm for a very heated and stressful child custody case. Throughout the process John did everything he could to help us through the court system and was extremely invested in our case. He genuinely cared about us and what was best for our daughter and wanted to fight for the best possible outcome for her and us. Even if that meant going above and beyond working weekends, after hours and holding our hands to be there for us and the case. I can not recommend John and his firm strongly enough. John is a talented attorney to protect your rights and is extremely caring and dedicated to his clients.
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Posted by Desi | June 6, 2017
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Handled Divorce in 2015
John handled my divorce case in 2015. Without getting into detail it was unique to say the least. I was referred to John by a long time friend that was going threw something similar and to this day I'm Thankfull I called him. I probably wasn't the ideal client and although unintentionally probably frustrated him most days. He handled my divorce so awesomely and went above and beyond my expectations. He's for sure one of the few lawyers left that actually care about his clients, the family, and what You actually really want as the end result. Anytime someone even mentions a divorce or needing a lawyer for something in that regard hands down without a second thought I give them Johns information. After my divorce a member of my family also hired him to finalize her divorce. I can never Thank him enough for what he did for me and my family. You will not be disappointed in him or his services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
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Getting my life back
It has been close to a year since my divorce was finalized. It has been a year of restoration. I was broken and barely hanging on. I was referred to Mr. Hennan by my first attorney and find it hard to express how thankful I am for this referral. I cannot explain the relief I felt after my consultation. Once he agreed to take my case I instantly felt the old me begin to surface. I was at the point of just wanting out. I didn't have it in me to fight for what was fair. Mr. Hennan and his team listened to me. They took it all in and the used the information I shared with them at the right time. Mr. Hennan is professional and respectful. I felt confident going into the trial and so did our witnesses. He did all he could to help us prepare. I was overwhelmed with relief when it was over. Mr. Hennan got more for my daughter and me then I would have ever asked for. He did not let me settle for 'just getting out'. More importantly he continues to respond to me with the same promptness close to a year post trial. I have and will continue to recommend him.
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Posted by Mark | February 13, 2017
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Great Overall Experience
Mr Hennan was an absolute pleasure to work with. His experience, professionalism, knowledge and timeliness went well beyond expectations. In short, he handled a case that in the end I was able to recoup not only all remedies, but in addition interest and attorney fees in FULL. Mr Hennan comes very highly recommended.
Posted by Taylor | October 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars
John was amazing! I had a pretty tough custody case to fight & John was a blessing to both me & my family (who were very involved). Alot of ups & especially downs wouldn't have been handled in the manner they were if John weren't in the picture. He will give it to you straight & back you up without a doubt! I would definitely recommened him to anyone, I actually did recommend him to a friend & she also was VERY pleased with her divorce/custody agreement.
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Posted by Pat | October 1, 2016
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Custody Representation - Hire Him
I have my son 50/50 due in large part to him. Mr. Hennan represented me in a ridiculous custody suit immediately following a tumultuous and expensive divorce. I was raw, frustrated and overbearing at times dealing with a lot of ridiculousness tied to my case. Mr. Hennan minimized implications and expenses of an overly litigious other party - it was the same in my divorce and that attorney stoked flames and layered a lot of unnecessary procedure and expense. I was caught of guard at the timing of my divorce I walked in to a shiny firm and an attorney with 25+ years experience who handed me the 'standard possession' bs and told me to accept that. That's all the previous attorney tried to get for me and I was paying ridiculous fees and boxes and boxes of discovery to handle the divorce. I remember the 'theatrics' of my divorce mediation - with my attorney literally carting in 8 boxes of documents to show how much 'work' he'd done - most of which was entirely meaningless and unnecessary. But this review is about Mr. Hennan. We counter sued when my ex tried to restrict my rights below standard possession and have me pay more fees. There were psych evals, parenting facilitators, ad litems. Mr. Hennan saw everything for what it was which was pretty much complete bs and navigated all that as best he could with an absurd opposing council. I will also say I was at times overbearing, often a prick, and frustrated at the process. So much so I don't know if he would take me on as a client again as he'd have good reason not to if he didn't want to. Hopefully I never need an attorney again to handle a custody matter, but if I did the first call I'd make would be to him. The least I can do is publicly applaud his services. I wouldn't wish the horrors of the family court system. I've experienced almost every facet of it. I've had and been subject to opposing attorneys who just make a racket out of the system, billing for so many 'if' and 'to protect you' type scenarios and going down every money pit of a rabbit hole at their disposal. Mr. Hennan is not like that at all. He's fair in his billing/business practices, professional in his representation and cuts to what needs to be done. I'd had my son 50/50 for a month now John. You helped change my life in ways you'll never know. After 'big name' attorney in the divorce that told me to just accept standard and proceed to break me financially to get only that, I'm glad I came across John. Family Court is no joke, every situation is different and there are no guarantees. All I can attest to is my situation and a big name firm didn't do jack for me and bled me financially to accept status quo, John got me 50/50 with my kid and saved me a ton of money in a counter suit. Thank You John.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hennan Culp, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hennan Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Hennan Fudell, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Nunis & Associates
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Hohmann, Taube & Summers, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • JD
  • 2010
  • University College London
  • LLM
  • 2009
  • Austin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ITIO B.L.
  • Father got a final order increasing his custody to a 50/50 possession schedule.
  • ITIO J.C.
  • Father counterpetitioned to modify, sought primary custody and won it, and had an order which returned the child promptly to Texas to live with Father. No reimbursement for any expenses and no support was awarded against Father.
  • ITIO M.R.M.
  • With only one final trial hearing to rectify the scenario, Father was named a joint managing conservator, and was granted an expanded standard possession order which was customized and modified to better suit his personal and unique work schedule.
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Associations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family Law Section, Austin Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Civil Litigation Section, Austin Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pro Bono College, State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Up and Coming 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (32)
Endorse John
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a very dynamic and passionate advocate. I have had the pleasure of working with John and on the other side of John on cases. He is an extremely skilled advocate for his clients. I would strongly recommend John to any client looking for a fierce advocate in his/her corner."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Hennan in extremely complex litigation under highly adversarial circumstances, and find him to be competent beyond his years. His gregarious but confident demeanor makes him a favorite of colleagues and judicial staff and a pleasure to work with. He is a strong and passionate litigator, inspiring the trust of his clients with aggressive but reasonable approaches to their cases. Not only do I enjoy working with him, but I am also confident when doing so that I have reliable co-counsel who always has my back. I am pleased to endorse John Hennan."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John not only has a profound knowledge of family law but is also a skilled and compassionate courtroom advocate. He is passionate about helping people and I have seen first hand the great results he has achieved for his clients. I recommend him with great confidence to anyone seeking a lawyer for a complex family law matter."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of serving as John's opposing counsel. He was very responsive and fought hard for his client. We ended up reaching an agreement, which saved both of our clients time and money. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John smart as a whip and passionate about what helping clients. He's been around and knows the law and the local legal landscape, so in those rare situations when he doesn't have the answer on the tip of his tongue, he knows exactly where to turn to find it. Best of all, he's a solid guy too. Truly an honest and reliable person."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John was an opposing counsel on a difficult case with difficult facts. John was able to keep a level head and was willing to work with me to keep the case from spinning out of control and increasing both parties' costs. He has a level head with even the most difficult facts. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In my experiences with John, I have seen that he is a compassionate, intelligent, and effective advocate. I highly recommend John."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to go up against John on a case and can attest that he is a zealous advocate for his clients and is well respected in the courtroom. I would not hesitate to recommend him if you are in need of family law help."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I definitely endorse John. He is extremely professional and is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He understands when a case is ripe for settlement or when it simply needs to go before a Judge."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a great lawyer and person. He uses the law and his advocacy to benefit his clients even when they are in really tough positions. If you find yourself in need of help with your family law matter you can count on John."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is very dedicated to his clients and is an excellent lawyer. While working as opponents on a case, I was impressed by John's professionalism, wisdom, and legal knowledge. I would recommend John to anyone looking for a great lawyer who will do a great job."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent advocate for his clients and I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Hennan on several matters and strongly endorse him. Mr. Hennan is an extremely well-balanced attorney. He manages to blend aggressiveness and reasonableness in a way that few lawyers are capable of. He is a zealous advocate who excels in the courtroom and fights hard for his clients, but also thoughtful and measured enough to recognize when it is best to take a deal. Mr. Hennan's approach to family law consistently gets excellent results for his clients. Mr. Hennan also works with a great amount of diligence and integrity because he cares deeply about his clients and getting them the best possible results. In short, Mr. Hennan is a great lawyer and anyone smart enough to hire him will be glad they did."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a passionate and compassionate advocate for his clients. He has a great presence in the courtroom, and expresses his arguments in an idealistic, yet practical, way. He is confident, yet humble, and the judges, I believe, are always impressed by his oration -- John is articulate."
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