Michael Patrick Hanle

Attorney

Birmingham criminal defense lawyer Michael Patrick Hanle is a Partner of the law firm, Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. He focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, including white collar crimes defense, drug defense, and federal criminal defense. He is a skilled litigator and educated counselor, offering comprehensive legal help to the arrested and accused in Alabama.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hanle ran a very successful solo practice from 1996 – 2015, representing individuals charged in federal, state, and local courts throughout Alabama. His solo practice was limited to criminal defense and he focused his practice on drug defense, white collar criminal defense, and federal criminal defense.

Mr. Hanle began his career as a solo practitioner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana before moving to Birmingham, Alabama.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1995
  • Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2009

Classes and Seminars

  • Case Law Update, ACDLA
  • Alabama Sentencing Standards, ACDLA

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fredrick Woods v. State of Alabama, Death Penalty Rule 32 Proceedings, Serves as Local Counsel with Veneble, LLP, Washington, DC, 2002- Present
  • Project Homeless Connect and Homeless Court, Birmingham, AL, 2010 - 2017

Education

Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • J.D. - 1991
  • Honors: With Honors

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • B.A. - 1986
  • Major: Business

Past Experience

  • Law Office of Michael P. Hanle, Birmingham, AL, Owner, 1996 - 2015
  • Law Office of Michael P. Hanle, Baton Rouge, LA, Owner, 1992 - 1995

Awards & Honors

  • First Recipient of the Young Lawyers Section Pro Bono Award, Lousiana State Bar Association, 1995
  • President's Award, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Merit Award, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • Selected to Super Lawyers for Alabama 2012- 2017

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Professional Memberships

  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2015 - 2016
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President Elect 2016-2017
  • Selected as President of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for 2017-2018
  • Member, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association since 1996
  • Serves as the Chair of Legislative Committee 2014-2017
  • Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President, 2010
  • Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2017
  • Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member since 1997

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