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Atty. Danielle Hawkes, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA


Danielle is a partner at The Salt Lake Lawyers, a litigation firm that works in criminal, divorce, and civil litigation in Utah. Danielle received her law degree in 2010 from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. After graduating from law school Danielle served a one-year fellowship in Washington DC with Georgetown Law and the Law Students for Reproductive Justice working in women?s and immigrants? rights with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. During law school, Danielle was a staff member of the S.J. Quinney College of Law?s Journal of Law and Family Studies where she published two notes. The first, Locking up Children: Lessons from the T. Don Hutto Family Detention Center, explores the emerging trend of detaining immigrant families, including very young children, in private for profit detention facilities. The second, Elective Surgery: When Parental and Medical Opinion Supersedes a Child?s Right to Choose, discusses discretionary medical procedures for children including hysterectomies for physically disabled children, cosmetic surgery for children with Down?s syndrome, cochlear implants, reparative therapy, and psycho-altering drugs. In addition, she competed in the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition where she won two best oralist awards. Danielle served as the student coordinator for the Guadalupe Legal Clinic, a low income legal clinic, and was a co-founder of Rainbow Law, a free legal clinic focusing on LGBT law in Salt Lake City, and as the president of OutLaws, S.J. Quinney?s queer student group. She also served as a legal intern at the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah (ACLU of Utah) and worked as a law clerk for Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC, an employment discrimination law firm. Upon graduation from law school, Danielle received the Outstanding Law Graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers and a runner up award from the Nat View More ?

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    The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
    J.D. (2010) | Law
    Honors: ? Named Best Lawyer by Q Salt Lake Magazine, Spring 2014 ? Law Students for Reproductive Justice & Georgetown Women?s Law and Public Policy Fellowship, 2010 ? Outstanding Law Graduate from the National Association of Women Lawyers, Spring 2010 ? CALI Award (highest grade in course) in Family Law Practice, Spring 2010 ? National LGBT Bar Association?s Student Leadership Award Runner-Up, Fall 2010 ? S.J. Quinney College of Law Leadership Initiative, Scholarship Recipient, Spring 2009 & Fall 2009 ? Salt Lake County Pro Bono Scholarship Recipient, Fall 2009 ? Alonzo Watson, Jr. Scholarship Recipient, Fall 2009 ? Service Scholarship Recipient, Utah Minority Bar Association, Spring 2008
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    9 years of experience


    Hawkes Family Law
    261 East 300 South
    Suite 200
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Telephone: (801) 953-0945