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Emily Hawk Mills


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Phone: 256-543-0400
Fax: 256-543-0488

153 S 9th St
Gadsden, Alabama 35901The National Trial Lawyers 
Tenacious, bold, and passionate, Emily Hawk Mills puts her unwavering work ethic to use for her clients and her community.        A  tireless advocate for victims of crime, personal injury, trucking and automobile accidents, and other injustices, Ms. Mills has secured justice for hundreds of clients. Emily is also an advocate for children whose parents refuse to pay child support and has assisted many families through the challenges of divorce. As the daughter of a teacher, Emily Mills has worked tirelessly for the rights of educators.

Emily received her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1999, and while there, served as a student editor of the Alabama Law and Psychology Review, was inducted into Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and was a member of the Student Bar Association.

As an undergraduate at Jacksonville State University, she served as student government president, president of her sorority and was named Young Women of the Year in Calhoun County.

She is a member of the Etowah County Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. She serves on various committees related to the legal profession. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and a board member for the National College of Advocacy.

Emily’s community service has included board of directors’ work with YMCA Alabama State Youth and Government, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA of the Coosa Valley, Rose Haven Center for Domestic Violence, Mental Health Association, Etowah County United Way and others. Ms. Mills is currently serving as a board member for the CED Mental Health Center for Etowah, Dekalb and Cherokee Counties.

Emily will tell you her greatest achievement is her family: her husband, son, and two chosen daughters.

Honors and Awards

  • Favorite Law Firm – Readers Choice 2018
  • The Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation has invited Emily Hawk Mills to become a Fellow of the ABF. This is an honorary society of lawyers and jurists and limited to the top one percent of lawyers admitted to practice in the United States and its territories and to a limited number of lawyers in jurisdictions outside the U.S. Recognized as the premier institute in the United States, the ABF conducts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, empirical research that addresses critical questions at the intersection of law and society. Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, is honored to now have two members of our firm (Greg & Emily) included in this prestigious organization.