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Mary Elizabeth Hawkins

Mary Elizabeth Hawkins

also known as Elizabeth Hawkins

Practice areas:

Immigration

Mary Hawkins

About Me

My immigration practice focuses on removal
defense, family-based immigration, asylum, and other forms of humanitarian
relief. I am
fluent in Spanish and represent individuals and families throughout the state
of Washington, including those detained at the
Northwest Detention
Center in Tacoma, Washington.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Immigration: 100%
    1 year

Payment

Fees:

Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jacob W Gent

    I highly recommend Elizabeth. She is a talented, experienced attorney who is passionate about her work. She is tenacious, knowledgeable, and a true advocate who works very hard for each and every one of her clients.

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    Jacob Gent Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Teymur Gasanovich Askerov

    I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth is an excellent immigration attorney. She has a deep understanding of our nation's immigration laws and fights hard for her clients.

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    Teymur Askerov Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 835
Seattle, WA, 98121

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201005/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Solo/Small Firm Attorney GrantKing County Washington Women Lawyers2013
Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Volunteer ServiceAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)2012
Take Action AwardKing County Coalition Against Domestic Violence2012
Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Volunteer ServiceAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)2011
Volunteer of the YearOpen Door Legal Services of the Union Gospel Mission2011
Students in Service Education AwardAmericorps2010
Sampson Fellowship in Comparative Public Interest LawUniversity of Washington School of Law2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyHawkins Law Group PLLC2014 - Present
PartnerBean Porter Hawkins PLLC2011 - 2014
OwnerLaw Offices of Elizabeth Hawkins, PLLC2010 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Immigrant Families Advocacy ProjectAdvisory Council2013 - Present
King County Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceResource Council2013 - Present
Immigrant Families Advocacy ProjectPro Bono Supervising Attorney2012 - Present
Union Gospel Mission: Open Door Legal ServicesVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Citizenship Day Volunteer, Site Coordinator2011 - 2012
Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant JusticePro Bono Attorney2011 - Present
Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectPro Bono Attorney2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Chair, U visa Working Group2011 - Present
University of Washington Immigration Law ClinicAdvisory Board Member2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationNeighborhood Legal Clinics Volunteer2010 - 2011
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectN/A2009 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - 2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2010
Universidad de GranadaN/AN/A2006
Whitman CollegeEnglishB.A.2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AILA Northwest ConferenceComplex Issues in Adjustment of Status2015
Immigrant Families Advocacy Project Attorney TrainingSupervising Students and Volunteering as an IFAP Pro Bono Attorney2014
Immigrant Families Advocacy ProjectU Visa Certification Tips2014
AILA Northwest ConferenceU and T Visas and VAWA (Intermediate)2014
AILA Chapter Meeting--October 2014U Visa Updates, Practice Pointers, and Hot Topics2014
University of Washington School of LawIssues in Immigration Detention2013
University of Washington School of LawPublic Interest in Private Practice2013
Immigrant Families Advocacy Project Attorney TrainingSupervising Students and Volunteering as an IFAP Pro Bono Attorney2013
Ethical and Risk Management Issues for the New Solo PractitionerFinding Financial Success While Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls: Recent Graduates Share Tips on How to Open a Firm2013
AILA Northwest ConferenceFamily-Based Adjustment of Status2013
AILA Chapter Meeting--September 2013Overview of T Visas and Working With Law Enforcement2013
AILA Chapter Meeting--January 2013Latest Developments Regarding U Visa Petitions2013
University of Washington Immigration Law ClinicStrategies for Success in Immigration Court2011
Semana de Derechos Laborales: La Mujer en el Lugar de TrabajoU Visa: Beneficios migratorios para victimas en su local de trabajo2011
New Sanctuary Movement Posada ProgramPanel on Immigration Detention2011