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Elizabeth Hawkins

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Elizabeth’s practice focuses on removal defense, family-based immigration, asylum, and other forms of humanitarian relief, such as the U visa for victims of qualifying crimes. Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and represents individuals and families throughout the state of Washington, including those detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. Elizabeth dedicates a significant part of her practice to representing women and men who have been subjected to abuse and is a frequent speaker on U visas and related topics. She collaborates with local domestic violence agencies and received a 2012 Take Action Award from the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (formerly the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence), where she now serves on the Resource Council. She was also awarded the inaugural Solo/Small Firm Attorney Grant from King County Washington Women Lawyers in 2013 in recognition of her leadership on behalf of immigrant women.


Elizabeth earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where she participated in the Immigration Law Clinic, served on the steering committee and volunteered for the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), and volunteered with Casa Latina’s Worker Defense Committee. She spent a summer in Dublin, Ireland, as a Sampson Fellow in Comparative Public Interest Law. She also received an Americorps Students in Service education award for her community service. Prior to law school, Elizabeth received her B.A. in English, cum laude, from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and studied abroad at the Universidad de Granada in southern Spain and the University of York in northern England.


  • State Bar of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • American Immigration Lawyers' Association
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers' Guild
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers