Past-President, The Florida Bar
Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell 'AV' Rated Attorney

South Florida Legal Guide, 2014:  "Scott G. Hawkins:  A Skilled and Thoughtful Leader"

Mr. Hawkins' University of Florida Law Review article entitled Perspective On Judicial Merit Retention in Florida has been cited by the United State Supreme Court in their opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, April 12, 2015.  Supreme Court Opinion 

Scott Hawkins, the firm's Vice-Chair (and Shareholder since 1990) and the Past-President of The Florida Bar (2011 - 2012), is Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation and practices commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, trade secret disputes, covenants not to compete, securities and real estate litigation. He also has significant civil and administrative litigation experience in areas involving environmental and land use disputes and disputes involving claims arising under ERISA Plans. His clients include technology companies (internet technology, software development, pharmaceutical product development), major property land owners and insurance companies.  Mr. Hawkins graduated the University of Florida in 1980 with a degree in Economics, with honors, earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1983, and graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland as a Rotary International Foundation Scholar.

Mr. Hawkins is the 2016 recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award and the 2014 recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Sidney A. Stubbs Professionalism Award. A member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the ABA House of Delegates, Mr. Hawkins is former President of The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He was awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University’s American Free Enterprise Day Companion Medal in 2003. Mr. Hawkins was named "Most Productive Young Lawyer" by The Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Section in 1995. He is listed as a Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer and a Florida Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Super Lawyers Magazine; and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2019 “Lawyer of the Year” - Environmental Litigation, West Palm Beach; 2016 "Lawyer of the Year " - Land Use and Zoning, West Palm Beach; 2013 "Lawyer of the Year " - Intellectual Property, West Palm Beach) Mr. Hawkins has also been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida in Corporate and Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide. Additionally, he is listed as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite and as a Top Lawyer in Palm Beach Illustrated’s 2018 edition. 


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