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Dave Hawkins

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Immigration, Child Support, Family, Adoption

About Me

Welcome. My practice is one that keeps me in the courtroom -- that is where I like to be most of the time. In both Family Law and immigration, the stakes are relatively high -- in the first instance, the welfare of children often hangs in the balance and in the second, the issue of whether or not a hopeful immigrant or refugee can stay in this country wil be decided. In both cases, hopes and dreams seem to be at the core of the dispute and it is this nuance that motivates my passion for my work.


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Dave Hawkins has been the sole owner and operator of the Law office of Dave Hawkins for the past 5 years. He actively litigates cases throughout Washington State, concentrating in Snohomish, King and Kitsap counties. Mr. Hawkins enjoys representing individuals in family law proceedings and immigration matters involving deportation proceedings as well as the submission of various petitions to the USCIS to help immigrants who wish to live in the Untied States. He has an active Russian clientele and is actively seeking to open up the courts to individuals who traditionally have been excluded from the courts in their home country.  Mr. Hawkins also argues cases before the Court of Appeals.


 


Mr. Hawkins' law practice emphasizes divorce and family law, adoptions, both foreign and domestic, international child abduction, immigration matters, and representing the interests of those who have requested asylum from the persecution they have suffered in their home country.  Mr. Hawkins is active in advancing the rights of Russian immigrants and citizens who seek to invoke the power of the court to for protection.


 


Mr. Hawkins' interest in oral advocacy is long standing. During his undergraduate days and in Law School, Mr. Hawkins took it upon himself to hone his oral advocacy skill be participating in debating societies and the National Moot Court competition..  Mr. Hawkins seeks to keep those skills sharp by participating locally in Toast Masters and is a Member of the Masonic order.

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Languages Spoken: Russian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Child Custody: 25%
    22 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    22 years
  3. Immigration: 20%
    13 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    22 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hawkins. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.

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    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Laura Lynn Hoskins

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hawkins' commitment to the law is evident in this forum. He offers wise, thoughtful responses to complex questions of law. Thank you Mr. Hawkins for your insightful responses!

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    Laura Hoskins Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Offices of Dave Hawkins

2611 NE 113th St.
Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98125-6700

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199307/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Brest orator-- runner upJessup regional Competition1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Dave Hawkins2003 - Present
AttorneyMcClure and Associates2001 - 2003
Associate AttorneyLaw office of Richard Carrithers1996 - 2001
AttorneyBruner and Associates1995 - 1996
Lead AttorneyHessinger and Associates1994 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
James Madison UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1988