Scott Hawkins, the Vice Chair of the law firm, Jones, Foster Johnston & Stubbs (and Shareholder since 1990) and the Past President of The Florida Bar (2011 - 2012), is Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation and practices commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, trade secret disputes, covenants not to compete, securities and real estate litigation. He also has significant civil and administrative litigation experience in areas involving environmental and land use disputes and disputes involving claims arising under ERISA Plans. His clients include technology companies (internet technology, software development, pharmaceutical product development), major property land owners and insurance companies. Hawkins graduated the University of Florida in 1980 with a degree in economics, with honors, earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1983, and graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland as a Rotary International Foundation Scholar.
A proud University of Florida graduate, Hawkins served as President of the University of Florida Alumni Association from 1998-99. He is currently chair of the University of Florida Foundation, vice chair of the University of Florida College of Law Board of Trustees and a member of the Leadership Council for the College of Medicine.
Hawkins is the 2014 recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Sidney A. Stubbs Professionalism Award. A member of the ABA House of Delegates, Hawkins is former president of The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Hawkins served as chair of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Board of Trustees from 2013-15. He was awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University’s American Free Enterprise Day Companion Medal in 2003. Hawkins was named "Most Productive Young Lawyer" by The Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Section in 1995. He is listed as a Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer and a Florida Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Super Lawyers Magazine; and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (designated a Bet the Company Litigator). Hawkins has also been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in South Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and listed as one of Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite.