Rome native John M. Hawkins has joined the Brinson Askew Berry law firm after a long career in public service.
Hawkins’ practice will be primarily focused on litigation in state and federal courts in addition to advising local government and business clients.
“We are excited to have John on our team,” said Andy Davis, the firm’s managing partner. “He is an excellent attorney with a diverse legal background.”
Hawkins has served as an in-house attorney for state agencies in Oklahoma and Georgia. He was an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation Division of the Georgia Department of Law (Attorney General’s Office), and the Chief Assistant Attorney for the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Ga.
In his wide-ranging practice, Hawkins has assisted government entities in a variety of litigation and transactional matters, including labor and employment, contracts, state and local taxation, elections, workers’ compensation, constitutional and civil rights, and land use.
A University of Georgia graduate, Hawkins earned his Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and he is admitted to practice in Georgia and Oklahoma.
Founded in 1975 in Rome, Ga., Brinson Askew Berry represents individuals and local, regional, and national businesses throughout North Georgia and the metropolitan Atlanta area. More information on the firm can be found at brinson-askew.com or by calling 706-291-8853.