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James B. Hanks

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  • Serving all of Salt Lake City
  • 43 years of experience
  • Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support/Alimony ...
  • Salt Lake City, UT


Salt Lake City family lawyer James Hanks has been licensed to practice law for nearly 30 years. During that time, he has garnered experience in nearly every major area of law. Prior to beginning his own practice in 1992, Mr. Hanks practiced in labor law,

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support/Alimony
  • Marital Torts - Alienation of Affection
  • Adoption
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Wills and Trusts


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • University of Utah


  • English


  • Davis County Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar (Member: Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section Executive Committee
  • Unlawful Practice of Law Committee, 1992-1997).


  • Utah 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court 2011

Representive Cases

  • Alexander v. Alexander, 737 P.2d 221 (Ut. 1987)
  • Avila v. Winn, 794 P.2d 20 (Ut. 1990)
  • Moffitt v. Barr, 837 P.2d 572 (Ut. App. 1992)
  • Wells v. Wells, 871 P.2d 1036 (Ut. App. 1994)
  • Nielsen v. Ketchum, 640 F.3d 117 (10th Cir. 2011)
  • Nielsen


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