Falls Church Divorce Attorney Erica Chua Hawkins | Cordell & Cordell

Erica Chua Hawkins

Senior Litigation Attorney

Falls Church divorce attorney Erica Chua HawkinsAlthough family law can be one of the most challenging areas of law for people as it literally hits closest to home, Falls Church divorce attorney Erica Chua Hawkins strives to bring dignity, ethics, and respect to the process.

Being involved in any type of legal matter can be a stressful and bewildering experience, and this can be even more true for a family law matter.

“If an attorney can translate the legal process to the client in the way the client can understand, then the client can truly make informed decisions and feel more in control of their case and their life,” Ms. Hawkins said.

Often, society places heavy expectations on people that if a marriage or relationship does not work out, people should somehow feel ashamed or feel as if they have failed. Ms. Hawkins eschews that notion.

“As an attorney, I try to help people chart the best course possible through a difficult situation; doing my part to help resolve the legal issues so they can be free to move on with their lives,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Hawkins is licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Ms. Hawkins received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in speech and communication and a minor in Chinese language from the University of Minnesota. She earned a juris doctor from Regent University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Ms. Hawkins spent many years in general practice, practicing civil litigation and defense. In general practice, she represented individuals and small businesses to assert their rights – she represented plaintiffs to prevail in personal and business matters, and also represented defendants – defending clients from everything from claims of negligence, intentional torts, or from being accused of failing in some contractual or legal duty. She is also a Guardian ad Litem for children and adults.


  • Virginia Equality Bar, 2018
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2018