News - July 1, 2024

Jones Foster Chairman Scott G. Hawkins Named Florida Trend Legal Elite Notable - Managing Partner for Second Year

Jones Foster, a 100-year-old commercial and private client law firm with offices in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Jupiter, is pleased to announce that Chairman Scott G. Hawkins has been recognized as a Legal Elite Notable – Managing Partner by Florida Trend magazine for the second consecutive year.

Florida Trend editors selected Mr. Hawkins for recognition as one of only 109 managing partners of leading law firms statewide among scores of nominations. To qualify for this list, attorneys were vetted against specific criteria: must have made a significant impact in their field; mentored other attorneys; promoted inclusive practices in the workplace; and demonstrated leadership in professional organizations and civic/community service initiatives. Mr. Hawkins was also selected for inclusion in the magazine’s 2023 inaugural special section.

Mr. Hawkins has held various leadership roles throughout his nearly 40-year career that have impacted both the local legal and business communities. He has served as a past president of The Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and its Young Lawyers Section; past director of The Florida Bar Foundation; and past chair of the Search Committee for the current Executive Director of The Florida Bar. Mr. Hawkins is also actively involved in the Economic Council of Palm Beach County where he is a member of its Board of Directors and a member at large of its Executive Committee. He is currently chair of the Council’s Political Action Committee and is a past chair of the Governance Committee and Policy Committee. Highly respected among his colleagues, Mr. Hawkins is consistently recognized by peer-reviewed publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and Palm Beach Illustrated’s “Top Lawyers” lists.

A Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation attorney, Mr. Hawkins represents public and private companies in a variety of industries, including technology, medical, environmental, real estate, land use, insurance, and military. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, trade secret disputes, trademark infringement, covenants not to compete, securities, real estate litigation, and claims arising under ERISA Plans. Mr. Hawkins regularly serves as attorneys’ fees counsel and as an expert witness and has been appointed by the courts as a receiver, trustee, statutory investigator (corporate derivative disputes), mediator, and special master given his experience, ethics, and judgment.

Florida Trend business magazine is read by 270,000 influential business executives, civic leaders, and government officials each month. Its award-winning reporting covers regional and statewide business news, industry executives and the business sectors they represent, as well as information on Florida's lifestyle, arts, and culture scene.

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is celebrating its Centennial year as a full-service commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, with offices in Palm Beach and Jupiter. Tracing its roots back to 1924, the firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. A significant number of attorneys have received the designation of Board-Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in their specific practice area. The firm’s practice groups include Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Corporate & Tax; Land Use & Governmental; Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates; Real Estate; and Trust & Estate Litigation. For more information, please visit