suzanne hawkins law


Legal representation in South Carolina family courts and before the LLR licensing boards. 

Does Hiring a Lawyer Scare You?

It’s our mission to shake up the stereotype of working with a lawyer.

You’re thinking stressful meetings, big retainers, bossy lawyers and wondering what’s going on with your case, right?

Think again! We insist that you run the show. We tell you your options, but not what to do. We make sure you understand the process so you can make the right calls. To that end, we offer a different client experience:

  • Abundant information, including a 51-page case process guide that answers questions before you even knew you had them!

  • Workflows to keep your case organized and moving forward—and to be sure nothing is forgotten.

  • The best available case management technology—one more way to keep your details organized.

  • Pay as you go/phased flat fee fees, so you know exactly what each step will cost, and we of course take credit cards!

  • Monthly status meetings (in person or video) so you always know what’s going on and understand what’s next.

  • Communication via email, text, phone, or video.

  • Stand-alone coaching and consulting, if you can handle some or all of your case yourself but want to be sure you’re crossing all of your Ts.

Want in? The first step is an in-person consult! Schedule yourself here.


We can help you with divorce, separation, custody, visitation, child support, DSS cases, and modification/enforcement of prior orders.



We can defend you against any issue with your professional or occupational license, including initial licensure, disciplinary matters, reinstatement, and appeals.


We can ensure that your child's special needs are properly considered in family court. 



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Suzanne is a solo attorney, affiliated with Duff Freeman Lyon, LLC, PO Box 1486, Columbia, SC 29202

3700 Forest Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29204

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