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Monica Hawkins

Family Attorney at Decatur, IL

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Licensed for 25 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/06/2023

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Hawkins, Amero & Root, P.C. Attorneys at Law
202 S Franklin Street
Suite 2
Decatur, IL, 62523


2.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Carol | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, Would Recommend
We interviewed more than one attorney for an uncontested divorce case, and were so happy to have found Monica Hawkins. Although her client in our case was male, she was very compassionate and understanding of his situation and did everything she could to ensure that he was properly represented, going back and forth with the other party's lawyer to reach an agreement that was acceptable to both parties. That was despite the other lawyer not really being competent in this area, giving his own client advice that was not correct and repeatedly returning documents that were either erroneous or not representative of what had been agreed to. Fortunately for the client, she persisted in negotiating until everything was right. We never experienced any problems with her or her office not returning phone calls or being available for appointments or court dates. She charges a very reasonable flat retainer rate, with any additional charges dependent upon the complexity of the case, and her office is transparent with regard to the financial arrangements. Ms. Hawkins is professionalism personified. We would not hesitate to call upon her expertise again.
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Posted by Jana | November 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She did nothing for us except get paid. Final orders are a disaster. Our new attorney agrees we had the worst representation ever.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Office is very disorganized
Over the course of a year ms Hawkins missed two court dates (as in she didn't bother to show up). Nobody is ever in office to answer the phone. Multiple voice mails were never returned. Questions asked directly to her secretary where often never answered. Several letters that she was asked to write were never written. When directly asked to do something she never followed though and did it. The One time she finally got around to arguing before the judge she was totally unprepared. It sounded like a teenager trying to give a speech: " and a, um" totally embarrassing! Totally unprofessional!
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Posted by Angela | March 18, 2013
Never responded to inquiry.
Never responded to e-mails and phone calls about our situation.


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  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Indiana University Medical Center
  • M.S.
  • 1994
  • Indiana University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • Member, Past Treasurer, Past Board Memebr
  • 1997 - Present


  • Journal of Legal Medicine
  • Modern Reproductive Technologies: Legal Issues Concerning Cryopreservation & Posthumous Conception
  • 1996

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Decatur Family Lawyer Monica Hawkins
Monica Hawkins
Family Attorney
Decatur, IL
Licensed for 25 years