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Kelly Hanley

Kelly Hanley

Focused on resolving difficult tax problems.
  • Tax Law
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When contacting a lawyer about a tax issue, you want to know you are talking to a person who is both knowledgeable and caring.

Kelly Hanley is that lawyer. She loves her current role where clients get to speak to her first and throughout their case. That means no big staff or paralegal screening the personal side of the work.

Prior to finding her perfect fit at The Tax Defenders, Kelly worked for some of the most respected organizations in the country. In her years as a practicing attorney, Kelly has worked for Aon, Met Life, KPMG and DLA Piper.

With a legal background spanning over two decades, her work in tax, estate planning, and financial litigation provides a strong framework for helping people from all walks of life with tax problems big and small.

Kelly earned a Political Science Degree from the University of Illinois. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School. Kelly then earned a Masters in Law in tax from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she graduated with Honors.

When not assisting clients, Kelly enjoys spending time with her son and volunteering at his school. She also enjoys running and cooking healthy meals for her family.

She is a past co-chair to the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Tax Committee.

Academic Background:

LL.M in Taxation with Honors, Chicago-Kent, College of Law
Juris Doctorate, The John Marshall Law School
B.S., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

Volunteer Work/Community Involvement:

Infant Welfare Society
Catholic Council of Women

Professional Memberships/Associations:

Illinois State Bar Association

Former Employers:

Met Life
DLA Piper


Past Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Tax Committee

Practice Area
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees for tax credit work within rules of IRS and IDOR
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees are based upon work for each stage of case. Clients only pay for work completed and approve each state of work. Accept ACH payment and company checks as well.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6243546
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