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John Hawkins

Hawkins Law, P.C.
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John Hawkins
Hawkins Law, P.C.
Jackson,
 MS

John is a 1990 graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi, and graduated cum laude from Tulane law school in 1993.

John has tried many cases in federal and state courts for his clients and holds an AV preeminent rating for the highest legal ability and ethical standards as rated by Judges and fellow lawyers.

In the whistleblower case Aldridge o/b/o United States v. CMI et al, 1:16-cv-00369-HTW-LGI [Doc. 570], John helped secure a multi-million dollar jury verdict against defendants who defrauded taxpayers using a small critical access hospital in a rural community in south Mississippi. District Judge Henry T. Wingate stated the following regarding John’s contribution to the case and trial:

Attorney Hawkins was an active participant in the trial, examining and cross-examining witnesses, briefing, and arguing motions and evidentiary matters. Hawkins made a meaningful contribution to the conduct of the case and did so with consummate skill, consistent with … the upper echelon of attorneys in this area.

John is honored to have been selected as a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He is an active member of the Mississippi Bar Association, currently serving as a Bar Commissioner, District 7, post 1. He has served on numerous committees including the Committee on Professional Responsibility, Capital Area Bar Association, and Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program. John is a past President of the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ). He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). John taught pretrial litigation for the Mississippi College School of Law. John is AV-rated by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell and has been selected numerous times as a member of Mid-South Super Lawyers.

John and his wife Dorothy live in Jackson, Mississippi, and have three sons, Jack (24), Henry (21), and Miles (20). John also has family in Georgia and is proud to now be licensed in Georgia and representing clients there too.

Practice Areas

Medical malpractice/negligence

Nursing home negligence and abuse

Car and Truck accident cases

Insurance and bad faith cases against insurance companies for failing to pay claims

Wrongful termination on behalf of employees who report or refuse to engage in illegal activity

Whistleblower cases

Cases representing victims of sex abuse or harassment

Employment Discrimination

Small Business defense and commercial disputes

Personal Injury involving serious injuries

Products Liability – defective products, roundup cases, hip implants, medical devices, dangerous drugs,

Commercial/Business Litigation

Cases for victims of fraud and wrongful practices against individuals and institutions

Negligent construction cases

Administrative Law – representation before the board of nursing, medical board, employee appeals board, etc.

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1995

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998

U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Georgia, 2022


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