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James B Hanks

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Family Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

3.7   3 reviews

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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1984
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Hanks & Peterson P.C.
8 E Broadway Ste 740
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2224

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3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Cathy | June 11, 2015
It's the right thing to do!
I met with Mr. Hanks seeking assistance in obtaining alimony that my ex-husband had not paid for several months. His counsel to me was to write a letter requesting the behind payments, when I received no reply he also sent a letter of request, again no reply. This was my first insight into Mr. Hanks ethics and moral code....while he represented me in this case, he treated all involved with dignity....offering the opportunity for my ex to bring the balance due before going into court. I again was impressed with the due diligence that Mr. Hanks and his assistant performed in representing my request, at the same time conferring with my ex-husband to give him the opportunity to resolve the payment issue before going before the judge. In all of my conversations with Mr. Hanks, I felt a genuine sense of respect , a confidence in his abilities and knowledge of my matter, and a integrity of character that is far too often missing. I would recommend James B. Hanks without any hesitation!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2014
Excellent attorney
When my grandfather passed away, Mr. Hanks helped us file the appropriate documents to get my grandfather's estate out of probate. He helped us quickly and efficiently. We were so grateful for his kindness and expertise at that difficult time. He is an excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2013
Horrible Experience
This was the worst experience of my life. He was over priced, having his paralegal do the majority of the work which was mostly reading over what I wrote and putting into a template (i.e. had no value). He would call me up randomly and discuss things unrelated to the case and bill me for it. He did not seem to care or put effort into my case and reviewed it on the way to court with little to say at court. If anything, he seemed to give fuel and power to the other attorney and reiterated what was already written. I was ill advised and seemed worse off having hired him.
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Work Experience

  • Member
  • Hanks & Peterson, P.C.
  • 1900 - Present


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1984
  • University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science,
  • 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

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Salt Lake City Family Lawyer James B Hanks
James B Hanks
Family Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 39 years