Elaine's practice focuses on family-based immigration, including petitions for relatives, adjustment of status, consular processing, and provisional waivers. She also assists with applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA"), U visas, and asylum, and represents individuals in removal proceedings. Elaine has experience in family law, including dissolution of marriage and child support cases, and occasionally assists our clients in limited family law matters. She volunteered at the Union Gospel Mission''s Open Door Legal Services throughout law school and went on to work there as an attorney prior to joining Hawkins Law Group. At Open Door Legal Services, Elaine provided legal assistance to Seattle''s homeless and low-income populations.
Elaine earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where she participated in the Mediation Clinic and spent a summer working as a Welfare Advocate at Solid Ground. Prior to law school, Elaine earned her B.A. in Political Science from Seattle University, where she completed the two-year honors program and received the John F. Kennedy Award.
- State Bar of Washington
- American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
- King County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals