Holevoet and Hanna, LLC.

Our mission to provide high-quality, affordable legal services that will bring you peace of mind and help create the future that you desire.

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Firm Overview

When you work with our team of experienced lawyers, you can trust us to work tirelessly and fearlessly on your behalf. Whether you're seeking to maintain or obtain legal status in the United States, need help with a divorce, child custody or support, or want to create a watertight estate plan, we will use every lawful resource available to us to protect your rights and interests and fight vigorously for the outcome you seek.

Dedicated to Developing a Relationship of Trust and Respect

At Holevoet & Hanna, you can expect to be treated both as a valued client and a respected individual. We never talk "at" you but listen to you carefully so that we can understand your needs, goals and concerns. Once we understand your objectives, we will explore the legal options available to you and give you accurate, honest advice that will help you to understand the law and make informed decisions about which path is right for you. And when we embark on the chosen legal strategy, we'll help you with every step of the process. We take pride in the amount of personal attention we give each and every client.

We also take seriously our commitment to providing affordable legal services. To this end, we provide sliding scale fees, limited scope representation, payment plan options and free consultations. We want to ensure that everyone who needs legal help is able to receive it.
Main Office

Main Office
222 S. Hamilton
Ste. 3
Madison  WI  53703

Phone
  • 608-216-7000
Fax
  • 866-316-9969
Immigration Law
Our mission to provide high-quality, affordable legal services that will bring you peace of mind and help create the future that you desire.
A Powerful Advocate for Immigrants in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S.

Each year tens of thousands of foreign nationals seek to join family members in the United States or struggle to remain lawfully on U.S. soil. But U.S. immigration laws are complicated and often confusing. As a result, many non-citizens and their families are forced to live in a frustrating state of uncertainty as they attempt to understand the rules and navigate the system.

At Holevoet & Hanna, LLC, we understand just how much is at stake for you and your family when facing an immigration problem. That's why it's our goal to offer affordable, comprehensive and effective legal services for anyone needing help with the immigration process, regardless of the complexity of the case or your economic status.

No matter whether you're fighting to bring a beloved family member to the U.S., seeking a strategy to lawfully live or work in the U.S. yourself, or are facing the possibility of deportation, our experienced Wisconsin immigration lawyers are committed to exploring every option to help you realize your dream of a secure future in the United States.

For a free initial consultation and honest evaluation of your case, please call us at (608) 609-6398 or contact us online.

Fighting to Keep Families Together

The United States has favorable policies of allowing families to remain together on U.S. soil when a member of the family is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Nonetheless, U.S. immigration laws are highly stringent. When certain requirements are not met, families can be torn apart as one or more members are forced to either stay in or return to their native land.

Our attorneys fight hard keep families intact. We understand how the system works and can develop key strategies to help non-citizens remain lawfully in the U.S. We represent and advise individuals and families in the following areas of immigration:

Family-Based Immigration

Immediate relatives, including parents, spouses, fiancs, and children, and other close family members of U.S. citizens are generally able to immigrate to the United States through sponsorship. Yet even under these circumstances, the process for entering the country isn't necessarily easy. We can help obtain permanent resident status (commonly known as a green card) for family members, whether they are currently in the U.S. or abroad.

Because of our extensive knowledge of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements and procedures, we can advise you on the fastest route to getting your loved one in the country legally and prevent you from making mistakes that can lengthen the process.

Removal & Deportation Defense

The attorneys of Holevoet & H anna, LLC, are dedicated to preventing the unjust removal of foreign nationals from the U.S., and may be able to help you or your loved one secure legal residency. We will work together with you to develop a strong defense strategy that may include:

Cancellation or Stays of Removal

Adjustment of status through a qualifying family member

Waivers of Inadmissibility

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Asylum
Requests for Prosecutorial Discretion
We also advise criminal defense attorneys on the impact of criminal convictions on immigration status and options.

Employment-Based Immigration

Foreign students, professionals and other workers often to come to the U.S. to further their studies and careers and end up wanting to stay permanently. Our immigration attorneys can help put you on the path to permanent residency in the U.S. through employment-based immigration.

We can help with each step of the application process for an employment-based visa. We'll advise you on how to build a resume that spotlights visa criteria and ensure that every government requirement is adequately met and demonstrated. Simultaneously, we can arrange for the immigration of a spouse or child.

If you are already in the U.S. on a temporary visa, we can help strategize the best way to keep your legal status until you qualify for permanent resident status.

Contact Us if You or a Loved One Has an Immigration Issue

At Holevoet & Hanna LLC, we care deeply about our clients. We stand ready to work together to find a creative solution to your immigration problem. Contact our experienced immigration attorneys today at (608) 609-6398 in Madison, Wisconsin or online to start exploring the many paths to legal residency in the United States.

A Spanish-language interpreter is available upon request.
Family
Our mission to provide high-quality, affordable legal services that will bring you peace of mind and help create the future that you desire.
Divorce consistently ranks as one of life's most stressful events. When divorce is coupled with a dispute over child custody, placement or support, the emotional toll is even higher. It can be difficult to put one foot in front of the other during these times, much less make decisions that will profoundly impact the rest of your life.

The divorce and family law attorneys of Hanna Legal, LLC would like to help ease the stress of this difficult time. We provide top-notch legal advice and guidance on divorce and child dispute issues that will help clarify your long-term goals and ensure that you won't end up with a divorce settlement that you're likely to regret later.

If you need a divorce or family law attorney, call us today at (608) 609-6398 or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation.

Committed to Finding the Solution That's Right for You

At Hanna Legal, LLC, we recognize that when it comes to family law, every situation is unique and requires a different approach. That's why we take the time to listen carefully you, discuss your needs and objectives, and develop individualized legal strategies based on your particular circumstances. We are happy to assist in negotiation and mediation of your family law issue or aggressively fight your case in court, if appropriate.

Our Wisconsin divorce family law attorneys can assist you in finding solutions for a range of family law matters, including:

Divorce. We handle all aspects of contested and uncontested divorces, and welcome the use of a collaborative approach when it suits the parties.
Child Support. If you need or should be receiving financial support for the care of your child, we will work to help get the assistance you need.
Child Physical Placement/Visitation. Even if one parent has sole legal custody of a child, the other parent may have the right to have the child physically placed with him or her and make day-to-day decisions regarding the child's care. We can help you resolve issues surrounding physical placement of your child.
Child Custody. In Wisconsin, "legal custody" means that a parent or legal guardian has the right to make major decisions on behalf of the child. Often there are disputes as to who should have legal custody of a child or children. We will serve as a forceful yet compassionate advocate for you and your child in these matters, helping you to gain custody of your child, modify an custody agreement or enforce an established agreement.
Property Division. Wisconsin is a marital property state, which means that any property a couple acquires during a marriage is generally considered to belong to them equally, although there are some exceptions. In a divorce, disagreements naturally arise as to how to divide the property. We can assist you with any marital property disputes or help create a marital agreement to opt out of the marital property law.
Let Us Help You

We have helped numerous clients arrive at highly satisfactory outcomes in their family law matters. We would like to help you too. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our divorce and family lawyers at Hanna Legal LLC, please call us at (608) 609-6398 or contact us online. We would be happy to answer your questions and give an initial evaluation of your divorce, child custody or other family law case. There's no obligation and the initial consultation is absolutely free.

Spanish-language interpretation is available.
Criminal Defense
Our mission to provide high-quality, affordable legal services that will bring you peace of mind and help create the future that you desire.
Holevoet & Hanna LLC, In Madison Success In Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Janesville drug crime and traffic violation attorney Jenn Hanna works hard to safeguard your interests, in and out of court, when you have been criminally charged with:
OWI
Sexual assault
Domestic abuse
Theft, robbery and burglary
Drug crimes
College student crimes
Battery and disorderly conduct
Traffic cases
Attorney Hanna also excels at researching, writing and presenting appeals and post-conviction motions for those who want to challenge a previous trial outcome.
For a free initial consultation with Madison criminal defense lawyer Jen Hanna, contact our Madison law office by phone at 608-729-4916 or by email. This important first meeting can take place at a jail or police station if you have been arrested.

Jennifer Hanna

Graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Attorney Jen Hanna is the founder of Hanna Legal, LLC. Having gained significant experience through serving countless clients, we often refer to Jen as our Yoda. Not only is she exceptionally insightful, but she also manages to be patient while everything tries to grab her attention. Quick, witty, and a multi-tasker, we often wonder how she does it all.

Aside from her law practice, Jen participates in a variety of low cost and pro bono legal projects, including the Volunteer Lawyer's Project, Wills for Heroes, and the Modest Means panel. Her clients rely on her to guide them through the complexities of immigration laws and/or Wisconsin family law and to work diligently to achieve the results they deserve.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
    J.D.
    Graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School

Melissa Young

As a double-badger, Attorney Melissa Young is truly dedicated to her community. Before joining our firm, Mel provided free legal help to incarcerated parents in their family law matters through the Frank J. Remington Center Family Law Project. She also served as an advisor on youth violence issues and chaired the UW-Madison Advisory Committee for the Office of Equity and Diversity. Her commitment to social justice flows in every direction throughout our office. Whether it's getting emails from Mel at 4am or driving with Mel to personally deliver documents, we know we can count on Mel to get the job done.

We asked Mel why she became an attorney. She responded, "My family and friends have not always been fortunate enough to have access to quality legal services. I feel passionately about family law and estate planning, as well as providing the same level of professional service to my clients that I would expect for my own family and friends. I take pride in my legal work and strongly believe in connecting with the needs of the community."

A lifelong learner, Mel is also trained in advanced negotiation and client counseling techniques, and is eligible for appointment as a Guardian ad Litem. In her spare time, Mel volunteers at the Madison Children's Museum for special events. Mel looks forward to her morning coffee and is a frequent flyer at the Madison Public Library.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School,
    J.D.

John Holevoet

John grew up on a sheep farm in Illinois. Being a farm kid, he learned the value of hard work early on and those lessons stayed with him as he practices law. After college, John moved to Wisconsin for graduate school at the University of Wisconsin Madison. At the time, he thought he wanted to become a history professor, but life had other things in store for him. After getting his master's degree from UW, John ended up working for an organization that dealt with motorist issues, including impaired driving laws. This inspired him to go to law school so that he could help defend those accused of impaired driving. His focus set him apart; it was rare to find anyone else who wanted to specialize in operating while under the influence (OWI) cases. During school, John also had the opportunity to clerk for the well-known defense firm of Van Wagner & Wood.
After being admitted to the bar, John became an associate attorney at Van Wagner & Wood, where he worked a variety of cases, but focused heavily on his passion of OWI defense. In May 2010, John decided to start his own practice. OWI defense continues to make up the majority of the work he does, although he also handles many other cases, everything from traffic tickets to sexual assaults.
John has the specialized knowledge needed to make him an excellent advocate for clients charges with OWI or any other impaired driving charge. He has attended conferences on impaired driving defense. He is well versed in the administrative suspension process that normally occurs along with the formal criminal or civil charges. He knows the ins and outs of the manuals used to train police officers on the field sobriety tests used to justify their OWI arrests. Attorney Holevoet is also one of a limited number of attorneys in the state that belongs to the National College for DUI Defense and has received training on the Intoximeter EC/IR II, the actual breath test device used by police throughout Wisconsin.
John Holevoet is admitted to practice throughout Wisconsin and in federal court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Dane County Bar Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Dane County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, attorney Holevoet is one of fewer than two dozen members of the National College for DUI Defense who practice in Wisconsin. The American Society of Legal Advocates named Attorney Holevoet one of Wisconsin's Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40.

He is also one of just a handful of defense attorneys in the state to have undergone training on an actual Intoximeter EC/IR II, the breath test machine used by police departments throughout Wisconsin.

Areas of Practice
OWI/DUI
Criminal Law
Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Traffic Violations
Drug Crimes
Sex Crimes
Internet Crimes
DWI
Bar Admissions
Wisconsin, 2009
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
J.D. magna cum laude - May, 2009
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
University of Wisconsin , Madison, Wisconsin
M.A., Master of Arts summa cum laude - May, 2004
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major: History
Minor: Language & Cultures of Asia
University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois
B.A. summa cum laude - May, 2002
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major: History
Minor: Political Science
Honors and Awards
The American Society of Legal Advocates' Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013 - 2014
Professional Associations and Memberships
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, 2009 - Present
National College of DUI Defense, 2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2009 - Present
Dane County Bar Association, 2009 - Present
Dane County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2010 - Present
Jefferson County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
James E. Doyle American Inn of Court, 2011 - Present
The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2009 - Present
Past Employment Positions
Van Wagner & Wood, LLC, Associate Attorney, June 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010
Languages
English (Primary)
Turkish
Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    J.D. magna cum laude
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    University of Wisconsin , Madison, Wisconsin
    M.A., Master of Arts summa cum laude - May, 2004
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    Major: History
    Minor: Language & Cultures of Asia

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