Joe Hanley

Joe Hanley

Founder & President

Make An Appointment With Joe: (312) 345-5440

Joe began his professional career as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps, where he served in combat in Operation Desert Storm and won several personal decorations. After graduating from law school, he managed a housing shelter, working on issues related to homeless individuals and families.

He then founded several successful entrepreneurial ventures in insurance, technology and education. His own experience and frustrations settling an IRS tax debt in the mid-90’s was a prime motivator in forming The Tax Defenders in 2002.

Joe lives with his wife and son in the western suburbs.  He enjoys running, reading, watching his son ice skate and swim and building LEGO trains for him.

Mr. Hanley, Founder and President of The Tax Defenders, directs the client development and growth of the firm.

Academic Background:

  • B.A. Illinois Institute of Technology
  • J.D. Notre Dame Law School

Volunteer Work/Community Involvement:

  • Charis Ministries
  • Marines for Life

Professional Memberships/Associations:

  • VFW

Former Employers:

  • United States Marine Corps
  • South Bend Center for the Homeless
  • Reynolds and Baker


  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Robert Horner Leadership Grant

Make An Appointment With Joe: (312) 345-5440