About Elizabeth Hawkins

Focused on removal defense, family-based immigration, asylum, and other forms of humanitarian relief.

About Elizabeth Hawkins

Elizabeth Hawkins

Elizabeth Hawkins practices in the area of immigration law. Her 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. She is co-chair of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA) working group on the U visa and represents AILA on the King County Domestic Violence Initiative. She serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Immigration Law Clinic and volunteers her time with the Union Gospel Mission's Open Door Legal Services and Washington New Americans' Citizenship Day events. Elizabeth accepts pro bono cases through the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice (VAIJ).

Removal Defense

Are you an immigrant facing deportation?


Family Immigration

Do you need help bringing family members into the United States?


Asylum & Humanitarian

Fleeing persecution or abuse in your home country?



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
  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers' Guild
  • King County Bar Association