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. Upon 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 Colonel in the Army Reserves. 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 currently assigned to the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade as the FXSP Chief. Mr. Hawkins is married to Claire Wall Hawkins of Augusta, Georgia. Together, they have six children and two grandchildren.
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.
South Carolina Bar
South Carolina Federal District Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Richland County Bar Association
Lexington County Bar Association
Member South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Central Carolina Realtors Association
South Carolina Realtor Association
National Realtor Association