We have represented many satisfied clients in litigation in state and federal courts across the United States.  But disputes can often be avoided by seeking advice early to limit legal risks and negotiate and draft business and employment agreements. Our competitive rates encourage our clients to seek advice before a minor problem turns into a major, and much more expensive, one.


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Technology and competition have forced tremendous change in the business of law. Law libraries are now decorations. Sophisticated clients have more choices than ever. The Hawkins Firm thrives on that disruption.

Why should you hire us?

For personal attention from a lawyer with 29 years of experience in large Atlanta law firms, minus the marble lobby. By putting bricks and mortar around the best elements of a virtual law firm, we strive to provide service that is second to none.

With this very flexible model, we can associate with other counsel or use contract attorneys or paralegals to work on your matter when that makes sense. Non-legal services like e-discovery, computer forensics and document management for complex cases are outsourced with your approval.

If we don’t have the expertise or resources to handle your matter, we will help you find the lawyer that does. Our ultimate goal is complete client satisfaction.





Many law firms focus on representing either the “Plaintiff” or “Defendant.” That’s not how we roll. U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® ranks us as a “Tier 1” law firm for representing both management and individuals in employment matters in Atlanta. We are proud of that rare combination.

We represent entrepreneurs, executives, professionals and established companies in a variety of settings, including professional services like medicine, accounting, engineering and law; traditional industries such as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, media, hospitality and retail; and technology businesses in the medical, computer, internet, information and alternative energy spaces. To name a few.

Our clients are selective in choosing their attorney. We are also selective in choosing our clients. We want clients seeking a durable relationship with their lawyer, focused on seizing business and employment opportunities and avoiding legal entanglements.

Charlie Hawkins


Charles A. (“Charlie”) Hawkins is the Founder and primary contact for all clients of The Hawkins Firm LLC.

Charlie has been a lawyer for most of his working life but did a few other things before that. He worked as a reporter and semi-weekly newspaper editor in and around his hometown of DeLand, Florida and received awards from the Florida Press Association for his work as a journalist. He also represented the State of Florida at the National Youth Science Camp following a summer helping a graduate student at the University of Colorado research alpine soils under a National Science Foundation grant.

At the University of Florida College of Law, he was a member of the Moot Court team and elected to the Order of Barristers. While in law school, he worked in media and public relations for the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and for law firms in Miami and Atlanta.

He began practicing law in 1987 with Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment law boutique representing management, based in Atlanta. In 2000, Charlie joined Troutman Sanders, an Am Law 100 international firm, also based in Atlanta. At Troutman, Charlie focused on business and employment litigation, employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements and transactional employment issues.

Charlie started The Hawkins Firm in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. 1986) and Stetson University (B.S. 1984) and attended Davidson College.

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Compare our experience, expertise and cost to any other law firm, large or small.
Our Founder has 29 years of diverse experience practicing in large Atlanta law firms.
Legal excellence recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Super Lawyers, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Chambers USA and Martindale-Hubbell.
We offer very competitive rates by eliminating unnecessary overhead.

We are located in Peachtree Center, in the heart of the downtown business district.

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Are you an attorney or paralegal who does excellent work, is techno savvy and seeks flexible opportunities? If you have at least 5 years of experience in a major law firm, we should talk!

The Hawkins Firm LLC
235 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Call: 404.334.9970
Fax: 404.334.9940
Email: info@hawkinsfirm.com