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John T. Hawkins

Of Counsel


John Hawkins is Board Certified in Labor and Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. John Hawkins defends employers against claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations in federal and state court. He also represents employers in matters pending with the EEOC, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Labor Department. He advises employers about employee terminations, personnel policies, drug testing, discrimination claims and other employment matters. He has prepared numerous personnel policies and drug testing policies.

John has represented clients in matters in several states and before various state and federal courts, including the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

John has worked with a large number of insurance companies who provide employment practices liability insurance for employers.


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Waco-McLennan County Bar Association

Certifications & Specialties

Certifications & Specialties

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • State Bar of Texas, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1977

  • cum laude

University of Missouri at Kansas City, M.A. in Political Science, 1974

Oklahoma Baptist University, B.A., 1971

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