Founder & President
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.
He enjoys life in downtown Chicago and is a big fan of Notre Dame Football. Joe’s first job out of law school was the director of operations at a homeless shelter. Joe also loves to stay in shape. So much so, that he has run 5 full marathons in the past.
Mr. Hanley, Founder and President of The Tax Defenders, directs the client development and growth of the firm.
- B.A. Illinois Institute of Technology
- J.D. Notre Dame Law School
Volunteer Work/Community Involvement:
- Charis Ministries
- Marines for Life
- United States Marine Corps
- South Bend Center for the Homeless
- Reynolds and Baker
- Combat Action Ribbon
- Robert Horner Leadership Grant
Direct Dial #: (312) 940-1608