Patrick K. Hanly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Law Offices of Patrick K. Hanly
 | 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 325
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-773-2211
Fax: 916-492-2680
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Patrick K. Hanly is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Patrick K. Hanly in Sacramento, California. Rated as one of the area's best trial lawyers and possessing more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Hanly focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law, with a particular emphasis on white collar criminal defense.

Having served as a federal prosecutor for 15 years of his career, Mr. Hanly has invaluable insight into the inner workings of both the state and federal criminal justice system. This allows him to better identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case against his clients and enables him to devise the most effective strategies possible to help the accused fight the charges against them.

A veteran of more than 60 criminal jury trials, Mr. Hanly has a wealth of knowledge regarding courtroom standards and procedures, and he has earned a reputation for providing exceptional counsel to those he serves while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcome on their behalves. To date, he has gained notable success advocating for those who stand accused or are under investigation for a wide range of offenses, including all types of fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, securities violations, criminal tax violations and more.

A 1980 graduate of The University of Texas, Austin, Mr. Hanly attended the University of Southern California Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1986. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Hanly has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to white collar and professional crimes. He is also an active member of his legal community as evidenced by his memberships with the Sacramento Federal Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Recognized for his success, Mr. Hanly earned both Top Lawyers and Best of the Bar designations from Sacramento Magazine, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%)

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Law

Focus Areas

Criminal Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019

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About Patrick Hanly

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Award, from the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Voted one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Sacramento California by his peers, Sacramento Magazine, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • Member, Sacramento Federal Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker on Honest Services Fraud," State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS) Spring Conference, Sacramento, California
  • Speaker, White Collar Crime Issues, California Lawyer, 2005
  • Speaker on "Health Care Fraud," for the California Association of Health Plans Indian Wells, California
  • Speaker, "Confidentially Under Fire: How In-House Counsel Can Survive the Onslaught against the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Attorney Work Product Doctrine," Association Of Corporate Counsel, SoCal Chapter, Los Angeles, California
  • Speaker, Handling Administrative Law Cases In the Face of Criminal Law Issues, Sacramento County Bar, Administrative Law Section
  • Speaker, Anatomy of a Public Corruption Case at Conference of League of California Cities, Monterey CA

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best of the Bar Sacramento CA, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.A., 1980
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Office Location for Patrick K. Hanly

455 Capitol Mall
Suite 325
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-773-2211

Fax: 916-492-2680

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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