News - November 8, 2017

Scott G. Hawkins has been listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America as West Palm Beach “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

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 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 (designated in 2016 as "Lawyer of the Year, West Palm Beach" in Land Use and Zoning; in 2013 as "Lawyer of the Year, West Palm Beach" in Intellectual Property and is listed as a Bet the Company Litigator). Mr. Hawkins also has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and listed as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite.

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