The Hawkins Law office, LLC

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The Hawkins Law office, LLC

Focused in all areas of Family/Divorce Law. Other focus areas are Military, Real Estate, and Worker Compensation Law. A General Practitioner providing Civil and some Criminal Litigation. I provide services in Wills and Estates.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in South Carolina and has no record of discipline from the South Carolina bar association. *

The Hawkins Law office, LLC

The Hawkins Law office, LLC

check_circle Open for Business
check_circle Offers Video Calls

Focused in all areas of Family/Divorce Law. Other focus areas are Military, Real Estate, and Worker Compensation Law. A General Practitioner providing Civil and some Criminal Litigation. I provide services in Wills and Estates.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in South Carolina and has no record of discipline from the South Carolina bar association. *

Firm Overview

The Hawkins Law Office, LLC is a small practice that is focused in Family Law, Military Law, Real Estate and Workers Compensation. When legal matters are pending, it is important to trust those that are going to impact decisions with lastinh consequences. "Trust the H" and let us guide you and assist you.

Main Office

Main Office
PO BOX 290095
Columbia, SC 29229

Phone

(803) 603-4539

Fax

(803) 832-2303

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

M-F 9-5 by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Divorce

I primarily focus in Divorce/Family Law in custody, child support, property settlement and distribution, and past due alimony and child support.

Handling cases in:
Divorce
Child Support or changes to
Child Custody or changes to
Property Settlement and distribution
Prenuptial Agreements
Alimony or termination of
Modifications

What are your firm's strengths and style?

When handling divorce issues, these subjects are sensitive as most clients feel the world they know is crashing around them and the issues are personal with a wide range of emotions. I have personally been through divorce and know how it impacted me. The emotions i had and carried was my drive to go to law school. I want to help those going through divorce to navigate and try and add calm to the situation. I would like all divorces to be amicable and the parties be able to have a good relationship going forward. However, sometimes that is not possible and I want to provide good sound legal advice and support to achieve the best outcome possible. I believe in staying focused on reasonable expectations and managing those expectations to give the client the best opportunity of success if we have to litigate the case. By staying focused, this tends to lower the costs to the clients and focus resources where needed.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

As mentioned earlier, I have been through divorce and understand the emotions of children, changes in lifestyle, changes in income, and the helplessness that can be experienced in the process. I used that as fuel to go to law school and become a lawyer. I remember when I finally got to take Family Law in school and was excited. i want to assist my clients with that same passion and try to provide calm to an emotional process. This also led to my slogan of "Trust the H". When you are feeling lost or that there is no end I will be there to assist you and let you know that you will be "ok" and I am there to help. All lives of a family are impacted in divorce and I believe, as an attorney, I can help mitigate some of the impact by my personal experience.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I am a solo practitioner and try to limit overhead and costs in order to keep rates affordable to clients. Lets face it, legal battles can get expensive. I do everything I can to keep the costs down by focusing the clients on expectation management that is realistic and achievable. I take fewer clients so I can maintain a good balance and availability to my clients. These keys allow me to provide responsive services and a reasonable rate.

The Hawkins Law office, LLC
David Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins, although a general practitioner, primary focus is in Family, Military, Real Estate and Workers Compensation Law. David grew up in Columbia attending Richland Northeast High School and graduating from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 1984. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy in the Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard, while attending the University of South Carolina. Mr. Hawkins attended Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1996. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves and is awaiting his promotion orders to Colonel. He has completed multiple Navy deployments to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. He was deployed to Afghanistan, in 2014, as the Base Engineer at Kandahar Airfield and in 2011 as the Theater Strategic Basing Officer at ISAF Headquarters. He was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, in 2009, conducting Political Analysis and Civil Military Operations for Northern Iraq. He recently left Battalion Command in 2018 and is a FSXP Chief for a Civil Affairs Brigade.

Mr. Hawkins graduated from Limestone College with a B.S Degree in Computer Science in 2000. He received his Juris Doctorate from Charleston School of Law in 2019. He finished on the Deans List in 3 of 6 semesters with a 3.29 GPA. He received the CALI award for Law Practice Management. Mr. Hawkins has completed several military schools to include Command and General Staff College as well as the Defense Nuclear Weapons Counter Proliferation Officers Course.

Mr. Hawkins volunteers as a Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach at Spring Valley High School. He has coached High School Baseball at Eau Claire High School and Summer Travel Baseball. He is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Army Engineer Association, and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.


Memberships

South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar Association
Central Carolina Realtors Association
South Carolina Realtor Association
National Realtor Association

The Hawkins Law office, LLC
David Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins, although a general practitioner, primary focus is in Family, Military, Real Estate and Workers Compensation Law. David grew up in Columbia attending Richland Northeast High School and graduating from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 1984. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy in the Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard, while attending the University of South Carolina. Mr. Hawkins attended Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1996. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves and is awaiting his promotion orders to Colonel. He has completed multiple Navy deployments to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. He was deployed to Afghanistan, in 2014, as the Base Engineer at Kandahar Airfield and in 2011 as the Theater Strategic Basing Officer at ISAF Headquarters. He was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, in 2009, conducting Political Analysis and Civil Military Operations for Northern Iraq. He recently left Battalion Command in 2018 and is a FSXP Chief for a Civil Affairs Brigade.

Mr. Hawkins graduated from Limestone College with a B.S Degree in Computer Science in 2000. He received his Juris Doctorate from Charleston School of Law in 2019. He finished on the Deans List in 3 of 6 semesters with a 3.29 GPA. He received the CALI award for Law Practice Management. Mr. Hawkins has completed several military schools to include Command and General Staff College as well as the Defense Nuclear Weapons Counter Proliferation Officers Course.

Mr. Hawkins volunteers as a Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach at Spring Valley High School. He has coached High School Baseball at Eau Claire High School and Summer Travel Baseball. He is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Army Engineer Association, and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.


Memberships

South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar Association
Central Carolina Realtors Association
South Carolina Realtor Association
National Realtor Association

Firm Overview

The Hawkins Law Office, LLC is a small practice that is focused in Family Law, Military Law, Real Estate and Workers Compensation. When legal matters are pending, it is important to trust those that are going to impact decisions with lastinh consequences. "Trust the H" and let us guide you and assist you.

Main Office

Main Office
PO BOX 290095
Columbia, SC 29229

Phone

(803) 603-4539

Fax

(803) 832-2303

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

M-F 9-5 by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Divorce

I primarily focus in Divorce/Family Law in custody, child support, property settlement and distribution, and past due alimony and child support.

Handling cases in:
Divorce
Child Support or changes to
Child Custody or changes to
Property Settlement and distribution
Prenuptial Agreements
Alimony or termination of
Modifications

What are your firm's strengths and style?

When handling divorce issues, these subjects are sensitive as most clients feel the world they know is crashing around them and the issues are personal with a wide range of emotions. I have personally been through divorce and know how it impacted me. The emotions i had and carried was my drive to go to law school. I want to help those going through divorce to navigate and try and add calm to the situation. I would like all divorces to be amicable and the parties be able to have a good relationship going forward. However, sometimes that is not possible and I want to provide good sound legal advice and support to achieve the best outcome possible. I believe in staying focused on reasonable expectations and managing those expectations to give the client the best opportunity of success if we have to litigate the case. By staying focused, this tends to lower the costs to the clients and focus resources where needed.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

As mentioned earlier, I have been through divorce and understand the emotions of children, changes in lifestyle, changes in income, and the helplessness that can be experienced in the process. I used that as fuel to go to law school and become a lawyer. I remember when I finally got to take Family Law in school and was excited. i want to assist my clients with that same passion and try to provide calm to an emotional process. This also led to my slogan of "Trust the H". When you are feeling lost or that there is no end I will be there to assist you and let you know that you will be "ok" and I am there to help. All lives of a family are impacted in divorce and I believe, as an attorney, I can help mitigate some of the impact by my personal experience.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I am a solo practitioner and try to limit overhead and costs in order to keep rates affordable to clients. Lets face it, legal battles can get expensive. I do everything I can to keep the costs down by focusing the clients on expectation management that is realistic and achievable. I take fewer clients so I can maintain a good balance and availability to my clients. These keys allow me to provide responsive services and a reasonable rate.

The Hawkins Law office, LLC
David Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins, although a general practitioner, primary focus is in Family, Military, Real Estate and Workers Compensation Law. David grew up in Columbia attending Richland Northeast High School and graduating from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 1984. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy in the Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard, while attending the University of South Carolina. Mr. Hawkins attended Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1996. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves and is awaiting his promotion orders to Colonel. He has completed multiple Navy deployments to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. He was deployed to Afghanistan, in 2014, as the Base Engineer at Kandahar Airfield and in 2011 as the Theater Strategic Basing Officer at ISAF Headquarters. He was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, in 2009, conducting Political Analysis and Civil Military Operations for Northern Iraq. He recently left Battalion Command in 2018 and is a FSXP Chief for a Civil Affairs Brigade.

Mr. Hawkins graduated from Limestone College with a B.S Degree in Computer Science in 2000. He received his Juris Doctorate from Charleston School of Law in 2019. He finished on the Deans List in 3 of 6 semesters with a 3.29 GPA. He received the CALI award for Law Practice Management. Mr. Hawkins has completed several military schools to include Command and General Staff College as well as the Defense Nuclear Weapons Counter Proliferation Officers Course.

Mr. Hawkins volunteers as a Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach at Spring Valley High School. He has coached High School Baseball at Eau Claire High School and Summer Travel Baseball. He is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Army Engineer Association, and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.


Memberships

South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar Association
Central Carolina Realtors Association
South Carolina Realtor Association
National Realtor Association

The Hawkins Law office, LLC
David Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins, although a general practitioner, primary focus is in Family, Military, Real Estate and Workers Compensation Law. David grew up in Columbia attending Richland Northeast High School and graduating from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 1984. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy in the Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard, while attending the University of South Carolina. Mr. Hawkins attended Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1996. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves and is awaiting his promotion orders to Colonel. He has completed multiple Navy deployments to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. He was deployed to Afghanistan, in 2014, as the Base Engineer at Kandahar Airfield and in 2011 as the Theater Strategic Basing Officer at ISAF Headquarters. He was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, in 2009, conducting Political Analysis and Civil Military Operations for Northern Iraq. He recently left Battalion Command in 2018 and is a FSXP Chief for a Civil Affairs Brigade.

Mr. Hawkins graduated from Limestone College with a B.S Degree in Computer Science in 2000. He received his Juris Doctorate from Charleston School of Law in 2019. He finished on the Deans List in 3 of 6 semesters with a 3.29 GPA. He received the CALI award for Law Practice Management. Mr. Hawkins has completed several military schools to include Command and General Staff College as well as the Defense Nuclear Weapons Counter Proliferation Officers Course.

Mr. Hawkins volunteers as a Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach at Spring Valley High School. He has coached High School Baseball at Eau Claire High School and Summer Travel Baseball. He is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Army Engineer Association, and the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.


Memberships

South Carolina Bar
Richland County Bar Association
Central Carolina Realtors Association
South Carolina Realtor Association
National Realtor Association

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in South Carolina and has no record of discipline from the South Carolina bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in South Carolina and has no record of discipline from the South Carolina bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.