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Fred Hawkes practices in the appellate and commercial litigation areas in both state and federal courts and has significant experience representing clients in insurance coverage disputes.

Fred also has experience in constitutional law, including opposing several initiative petitions such as Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General re Tax Limitation, 644 So. 2d 486 (Fla. 1994) (voter approval of new taxes, tax corps).


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Appellate Rules Committee, Appellate Practice Section



  • Cornell Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1980)
  • University of London (M.A., 1975)
  • Harvard University (A.B.,  magna cum laude, 1972)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions



  • Staff Attorney, Florida House of Representatives, Health Care and Insurance Committee, chaired by representative Tom Gustafson
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan C. Sundberg, Florida Supreme Court