While never resting on his laurels, Charlie has a long record of professional recognition, including 16 consecutive years by Georgia “Super Lawyers”® since 2004.

The Hawkins Firm won the “Best Law Firms” award from U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® in its first year of operation and has repeated each year since.  It earned its first national ranking from Best Lawyers in 2019, for labor and employment litigation.   In the Atlanta market it holds the highest available “Tier 1” ranking in three practice areas – labor and employment litigation and representing both management and individuals in labor and employment matters.

Best Lawyers also recognized Charlie in the same three categories from 2016 -2019 as an individual lawyer, including the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta for representing individuals in employment matters. This honor is reserved for the highest-scoring lawyer in the Atlanta legal community in that field, based on Best Lawyers’ peer review process.

Charlie has been recognized on other occasions by Best Lawyers, Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and Chambers USA, and has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2000.