It’s a legal jungle out there. Think of us as your indigenous guide. Our experience includes …


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Reason does not always prevail. Our Founder has tried cases to verdict or argued appeals in eight states and litigated in many others …


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?

Our lawyers are experienced, engaged and efficient. Their skills are honed over decades of work in large law firms and corporations. They do not miss the marble lobbies, nor will you.

Mike Kaufman joined The Hawkins Firm about three years after its 2016 inception. Prior to The Hawkins Firm, Mike and Charlie Hawkins were law Partners for more than 15 years at a major law firm. More recently, Trisha Earls came on board after practicing law with Charlie at a management-side employment law boutique early in her career, then spending more than 20 years as a corporate executive focused on legal, compliance and human resources issues.

We do not pretend to be all things to all people. Sometimes, your matter needs more resources or services that we do not offer. Please do not be offended if we refer you to or associate with other attorneys. We want you to get the right expertise, even if that’s not with us.



Many law firms focus on representing either the “Plaintiff” or “Defendant.” That’s not how we roll. U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® recognizes us 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 such as  medicine, accounting, engineering and law; traditional industries such as utilities, 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.


Compare our experience, expertise and cost to any other law firm, large or small.

Our Partners average more than 35 years practicing in major 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.
Partner experience at what some firms charge for associates.

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