Danielle Hawkes

Danielle Hawkes

Attentive, Strategic, Family Law Focused
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Utah, Utah
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Summary

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

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
Utah
Languages
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
The Salt Lake Lawyers
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Policy Analyst and Legal Fellow
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
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Employment Discrimination Law Clerk
Strindberg and Scholnick, LLC
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Clinical Intern
Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office
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Law Clerk
American Civil Liberties Union of Utah
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Education
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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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
Awards
Named Best Lawyer
Q SAlt Lake Magazine
Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship
Georgetown Law School and Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Outstanding Law Graduate
National Association of Women Lawyers
Family Law Practice (highest grade in course)
Cali Award
Student Leadership Award Runner Up
National LGBT Bar Association
Leadership Initiative, Scholarship Recipient
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Pro Bono Award and Scholarship
Salt Lake County
Scholarship Recipient
Alonzo Watson, Jr.
Service Scholarship Award
Utah Minority Bar Association
Professional Associations
ACLU of Utah
Board Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Military Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Advances Equality
Jurist
Elective Surgery: When Parental and Medical Opinion Supersedes a Child’s Right to Choose
Utah Law Review and The Journal of Law and Family Studies
Locking up Children: Lessons from the T. Don Hutto Family Detention Center
The Journal of Law and Family Studies
Speaking Engagements
Embedded Bodies: Reproductive Justice in Social Context, Cambridge, MA
Harvard Law School
Progressive Visions for Immigrant Rights (Speaker); Immigration and Reproductive Justice (Moderator), Civil Liberties and Public Policy Annual Conference, Amherst, MA
Sex on the Margins, SisterSong Conference, Miami, Florida
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Mentoring Marathon, Panel Member, Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State Bar, Young Lawyer Division
Gay Rights, Gay Marriage, and Anti-Discrimination Ordinances, State and Local Government Conference, Provo, Utah
BYU Law School
LGBT Employment and Housing Rights in Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah Employment Lawyers Association
Law and Rights of Transgender People, Salt Lake City, Utah
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Speaking to Law Students about LGBT Law, Provo, Utah
BYU Law School
Panel Member, Gay Rights, Gay Marriage, and Anti-Discrimination Ordinances, State and Local Government Conference, Provo, Utah
BYU Law School
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Salt Lake Lawyers
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Salt Lake Lawyers
10 Exchange Place
Suite 622
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
USA
Telephone: (801) 590-7555