Scott Hawkins, the firm's Vice-Chair (and Shareholder since 1990) and the President of The Florida Bar (2011 - 2012), is Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation and practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, trade secret disputes, covenants not to compete 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.
A member of the ABA House of Delegates, Mr. Hawkins is a former President of 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 aCorporate Counsel Super Lawyer and a Florida Super Lawyerby Law & Politics Super Lawyers Magazine;and is listed inThe Best Lawyers in America (designated a Bet the Company Litigator). Mr. Hawkins also has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in South Floridaby the South Florida Legal Guide and listed as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite.