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Cynthia  Hawkins

Cynthia Hawkins

AssociateRed Bank, NJ
  • Cynthia Hawkins is a Divorce and Family Law Attorney in the Red Bank, New Jersey office of Hill Wallack, LLP. Cynthia represents clients in all aspects of family law, including, divorce, equitable distribution of marital assets, alimony, child custody, parenting time, child support, post-judgment issues, and domestic violence matters.

    Illustrating effective and professional representation for her clients, Cynthia provides a strong, unwavering voice dedicated to safeguarding her clients’ rights. She recognizes that every client has individualized needs and goals, because every family dynamic is vastly different. Cynthia takes the time to listen to her clients’ concerns and formulates a strong analytical approach and plan of action. She understands that every decision made in a family law proceeding can have an immediate and direct impact on her clients, as well as their children. Therefore, Cynthia fights tirelessly to advocate for her clients, helping them attain favorable results.

    Cynthia is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Cynthia currently serves as the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Family Law Section Vice Chair and sits on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s YLS Family Law Executive Committee. She previously served as the Ethics and Professional Responsibilities Chair for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Cynthia is a member of the Family Law Sections of the NJSBA and the ABA. She is also a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and multiple county bar associations.

    Cynthia earned her Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her B.A. from Seton Hall University. During law school, Cynthia was elected President of the Family Law Society and sat on the Executive Committees of the Latin American Law Students Association and the Women’s Bar Association. She was awarded the prestigious Suffolk County Chapter, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York scholarship and was the Graduation Award Recipient for Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of Student Life.

    When she is not fiercely advocating for her clients, Cynthia volunteers as an Attorney Mentor for the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Program, serving low-income and first-generation students.
    Leadership
    • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (2020 – Present)
            ◦ NJSBA YLS Family Law Executive Committee (2022 – Present)
            ◦ Member, Family Law Section
            ◦ Member, Young Lawyers Division
    • Member, American Bar Association (2020 – Present)
            ◦ Chair, YLD Ethics and Professional Responsibilities Committee (2020-2021)
            ◦ Member, Family Law Section
            ◦ Member, Young Lawyers Division
    • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association (2020 – Present)
            ◦ Vice Chair, Family Law Section (2022 – Present)
    • Member, Hill Wallack, LLP Women's Initiative
    • Member, Hill Wallack, LLP Diversity Initiative
    • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (2020 – Present)
    • Member, Burlington County Bar Association (2020 – Present)
    • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association (2020 – Present)
    • Member, Mercer County Bar Association (2022 – Present)
    • Member, Monmouth County Bar Association (2022 – Present)
    • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (2020 – 2021)
    • Member, Hudson County Bar Association (2020 – 2021)
    • Member, Passaic County Bar Association (2020 – 2021)
    • Member, Union County Bar Association (2020 – 2021)
    Presentations & Publications
    • Speaker, “Family Law and Child Support,” Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children (August 2022)
    • Speaker, “Implicit Bias and Respect in Family and Other Courts,” American Bar Association (May 2021)
    • Speaker, “How to Create Diversity in Our Profession: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility,” American Bar Association (January 2021)