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Monica Hawkins

Monica Hawkins was born in New York but grew up in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology then obtained a Master's Degree in Physiology from Indiana University Medical Center. Monica went on to law school at Southern Illinois University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1997. Monica has been practicing law since1997. She branched out on her own in 2003 and two years later added Karen Root as a partner and then in 2017 added Chris Amero as another. She is happily married and has two children and three pups.

Monica has drafted over 250 appellate briefs and has argued in several different appellate courts as well as the Illinois Supreme Court. One of her cases was a landmark decision coming from the Illinois Supreme Court regarding declaring someone as a sexually dangerous person. Monica obtained a reversal of that finding and her client in that case was released from the Department of Corrections.

Monica is extremely involved in her church serving on several committees and programs. She also has a “side hustle” working at the local airport for Skywest/United Airlines. At the airport she works the counter to check passengers in as well as works out on the ramp marshalling in the plane and unloading and loading suitcases.


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  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • DCFS
  • Divorce
  • Guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Traffic

Client Testimonials

Hear What Past Clients Have to Say About Monica Hawkins

  • One of a Kind

    “Monica's heart shows through her work. She is extremely compassionate and professional and works to ensure your best interests are heard. Her prompt responses and communication helped me feel at ease during many stressful times.”

  • Over and Beyond to Get the Best Results

    “Monica and her staff are great! I'm very pleased with all the work that was put into my family case. Monica goes over and beyond to get the best results.”

  • We Were So Happy to Have Found Monica

    “She persisted in negotiating until everything was right. We never experienced any problems with her or her office not returning phone calls or being available for appointments or court dates.”


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