December 20, 2017 2:12 PM

Deborah Hawkins '78 named among Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

Deborah HawkinsMillikin University alumna and Edwardsville, Ill., attorney Deborah Hawkins '78 has been recognized as one of the 2017 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA).

AIOFLA publishes an annual list of the top 10 family law attorneys in each state, which included Hawkins.

"We congratulate Deborah A. Hawkins on this achievement and we are honored to have her as a 2017 AIOFLA member," the organization stated in a press release.

Hawkins operates her own firm, the Hawkins Law Office, P.C., which is based in Edwardsville. Her practice focuses on family law. During her career, she has handled cases including adoptions, custody cases, visitation rights, premarital and post-nuptial agreements, annulments, alimony, divorce, marital property law and domestic relations.

A native of Alton, Ill., Hawkins received her bachelor's degree from Millikin University in 1978. She received a master's degree from the University of Iowa in 1982 and completed her juris doctor at the St. Louis University School of Law in 2000.

Hawkins is a member of the Chicago, Madison County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations, as well as the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

The AIOFLA recognizes lawyers who stand out in their craft. The organization's lists include attorneys from different states and practice areas in an effort to assist potential clients in choosing the lawyer to handle their concerns. The criteria used to select the lawyers include their reputation and relationships with their clients as well as their standing among their peers. The attorneys who made the list are those identified to have achieved the highest Client Satisfaction standards.

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