Your Attorney

A well-educated, well-traveled professional with a stellar background in immigration.

John Hanks, J.D., LL.M., MBA



At J.W. Hanks Law, I provide skilled representation regarding a broad range of immigration, citizenship, and visa issues for individuals, employers, spouses, and families across the nation. I provide expert representation with a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • Marriage, fiancé, family, work, and entertainer visas
  • Legal Permanent Resident
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Removal and deportation defense
  • Criminal conviction consequences and waivers
  • Crime victim visas
  • Asylum issues
  • Immigration court representation
  • Bond hearings


I am an attorney and a business professional with a military work ethic and commitment. After six years in the United States Army National Guard, I studied law at the University of Nebraska College of Law and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Additionally, I have a MBA from Leeds University Business School in Leeds, United Kingdom. I have had the opportunity to work and travel in many parts of the world. Learning from people of different parts of the United States as well as the world, I have tried to bring those different points of view into my life and work.  I moved to the New England area after a lifetime of living West of the Mississippi and in July 2017, I launched J.W. Hanks Law.



  • Massachusetts, 2015
  • Colorado, 2010



  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Member
  • Colorado Bar Association Member
  • American Bar Association Member

Contact Me Today!

J.W. Hanks Law

c/o Groundwork!

1213 Purchase Street

New Bedford, MA 02740


Phone: +1 508 817-3327+1 508 817-3327

Fax: +1 508 340-4374



Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2985

New Bedford, MA 02741

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