Charles A. (“Charlie”) Hawkins
Charlie founded The Hawkins Firm in 2016. He 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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