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Scott Gardner Hawkins

Scott Gardner Hawkins

Business Law and Civil Trial Lawyer
Jones Foster Et Al
West Palm Beach, FL
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About Scott Gardner Hawkins

Attorney Biography

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.

Practice Areas

Business Law (30%)
Civil Trial Law (30%)
Administrative Law (10%)
Intellectual Property Law (10%)
Environmental Law (10%)
Real Estate Law (10%)
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Résumé - Scott Gardner Hawkins

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Florida Levin College of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Juris Doctor

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Business Litigation
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


Past President
Florida Bar Association

Awards & Honors

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Top Lawyers
South Florida Legal Guide

Laura Mall Justice Award
Christian Legal Society

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

The Best Lawyers in America

Business Litigation
Florida Super Lawyers

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Scott Gardner Hawkins
Jones Foster Et Al
505 S Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Office: 561-659-3000
Fax: 561-650-5300

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

Scott Gardner Hawkins - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Scott Gardner Hawkins on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's bar license status, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.

Specialty Certification Information

Certified in Business Litigation -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Business Litigation - Lawyers certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.

Under Rule 6-16.2, the term "business litigation" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships."

Business litigation law includes "evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators."

The term business litigation does not usually include marital and family law, routine collection matters, personal injury or workers' compensation.