Scott Hawkins is a Shareholder at Jones Foster, a preeminent commercial and private client law firm founded in 1924 and headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Serving as the Firm’s Vice Chair, Scott is a nationally recognized litigation attorney and a Past-President of The Florida Bar. As a Board Certified Business Litigation specialist, Scott leverages his experience handling a broad array of issues at the state and federal level to apply a notably diligent and solution-oriented approach to his work.
He represents public and private companies in a variety of industries, including technology, medical, environmental, real estate, land use, insurance, and military. Scott focuses his practice in 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.
Scott has significant civil and administrative litigation experience, including federal and state law claims and administrative law challenges litigated before the State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. Scott handles regulatory disputes with environmental agencies at all levels, and land use disputes including ERM permitting. Additionally, Scott regularly serves as an attorney’s fees counsel and 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.
On April 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States cited Scott Hawkins’ University of Florida Law Review article entitled, Perspective on Judicial Merit Retention in Florida, in their opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar.