Attorney Hawkins has taught in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the University of South Carolina School of Law and been a guest lecturer. He has presented, spoken and appeared in other roles in numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars as part of the South Carolina Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program and the John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court.
Attorney Hawkins has also authored numerous articles on various legal topics. He was named to the list of lawyers recognized as Super Lawyers in South Carolina for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and such recognition appeared in a The New York Times Publication in 2009. The American Trial Lawyers Association bestowed the honor upon him as having met the standard of excellence for selection to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for South Carolina.
Practice Areas: Business Torts; Business Fraud; Business Litigation; Complex Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Environmental Law; Professional Negligence
Bar and Court Admissions: South Carolina, 1983 United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1984 United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1984
Born: Charleston, South Carolina, October 2, 1954 Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983 College: Wofford College, B.A., 1976
Memberships: Richland County Bar Association (President, December 2006 - December 2007) and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, SCTLA Ad Hoc Medical Malpractice Committee, 2002); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Other Biographical Information: Phi Delta Phi; The Order of Barristers; Moot Court; Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn, 1983-1984; Member, South Carolina Committee on Judicial Continuing Legal Education, 1985-1992; Member, Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, 1992-1996; Member, S.C. Secretary of State Corporation Blue Ribbon Committee, 1991-2002 (Committee to review and recommend revisions to SC Business Corporation Act). Member, Board of Commissioners, South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Handicapped, 1986-1987; Chairman, The Foundation for the Multi-Handicapped, Blind and Deaf of South Carolina, Inc., 1989; Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; Member, President, 2004-2005, John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court.
Reported Cases: Holy Loch Distributors, Inc. v. Hitchcock, 521 S.E.2d 282 (SC 2000); Holy Loch Distributors, Inc. v. Hitchcock, 503 S.E.2d 787 (SC App. 1998); Anonymous v. S.C. Board of Medical Examiners, 496 S.E.2d 17 (SC 1998); Widewater Square Associates v. Opening Break of America, Inc., 460 S.E.2d 396 (SC 1995); Sierra Club v. Kiawah Resort Associates, 456 S.E.2d 397 (SC 1995); Trousdell v. Cannon, 572 S.E.2d 264 (SC 2002).