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Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Alimony: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Aaron J Nielson

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  • Michelle L Diamond

    Dani is a wonderful attorney. She has incredible negotiation skills. I have referred many people to her for family law matters.


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Contact info

10 East Exchange Place
Suite 622
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2016
2016 Mountain States Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Named Best Lawyer - Salt LakeQ Magazine2014
Georgetown Women's Law and Public Policy FellowshipGeorgetown Law School and LSRJ2010
Outstanding Law Graduate of U of U SJQ College of LawNational Association of Women Lawyers2010
Student Leadership Award - Runner UpNational LGBT Bar Association2010
2 x Leadership Initiative Monetary Award RecipientUniversity of Utah SJQ College of Law2009
Pro Bono AwardSalt Lake County Bar Association2009
Service Scholarship RecipientUtah Minority Bar Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Salt Lake Lawyers2014 - Present
OwnerHawkes Legal Services, PLLC2011 - Present
LawyerNational Latina Institute for Reproductive Health2010 - 2011
Law ClerkStrindberg & Scholnick, LLC2009 - 2010
Legal InternSalt Lake City Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
ACLU of UtahBoard Member2015 - Present
Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of CourtMember2014 - Present
Stonewall DemocratsBoard Member2012 - 2013
American Military Partner AssociationNational Advisory Board Member2011 - 2012
Equality UtahLegal Panel Member2008 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawPolitical Science/SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Clinic TrainingTrans Legal Update for Practitioners2016
Continuing Legal EducationFamily Law Legal Update2016
Utah State Bar Fall ForumLGBT Law Update2015
Utah Judicial InstituteLGBTQ Legal Update2015
PanelistRights of Transgender People2014
Known Your Rights PanelFamily Law - Know Your Rights Panel2014
BYU Local Government Annual ConferenceLGBT Law2014
Women's Rights PanelWomen's Rights Panel2013
Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionMentoring Marathon2013
Solo Firm PracticeStarting a Solo Practice2013
Monthly CLE LunchLGBT Employment CLE2013
Law for Transgender IndividualsLaw for Transgender Individuals2013
Know Your Rights SeminarsKnow Your Rights2013
BYU Presentation - Educating Law Students on LGBT LawLGBT Law2013
BYU Local Government Annual ConferenceLGBT Law2013
GenderevolutionLegal Name and Gender/Sex Change2012
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Annual ConferenceProgressive Visions for Immigrant Rights2011
Embedded Bodies: Reproductive Justice in Social ContextEmbedded Bodies: The Latina Perspective2010