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Marvin Karl Hawkins Jr.

Marvin Hawkins’s Client Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Rebekah

    Excellent lawyer for buying real estate FSBO

    Mr. Hawkins provided exceptional service to my family as we worked to buy our new home from a seller who was not working with a realtor. He quickly responded to my initial inquiry when we first wanted to make an offer on the property, and had the sales offer drawn up right away so we wouldn't miss our chance. He was responsive and helpful as we engaged in several counteroffers with the seller, even calling the seller up to explain some of the terms of the contract when she was having trouble understanding what some of it meant. After we came to a purchase agreement. Mr. Hawkins kept in close contact, reminding us of items that needed to be completed by certain dates. When we had issues with seller regarding inspections and she did not respond to my inquiries, Mr. Hawkins worked directly with her to ensure that the terms of the contract would be met so we could close the sale as scheduled.

    I have never had to work with a real estate lawyer before (so I have no comparison to make), but I am very impressed with Mr. Hawkins' level of service, expertise and genuine care for his clients. If he had not made this FSBO process so painless for us, we may have just walked away and not purchased the home we wanted because of the complexities we encountered. We will definitely return to him for any future legal services we need.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    not trustworthy

    i hired mr. hawkins to do estate planning etc. he never made correct changes. even though , he was given the correct info. he was paid & hired in good faith to complete , but never did. also wont call me back or answer e- mails. did not complete medicaid ,which was part of agreement.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Estate Planning client

    Unprofessional and negligent

    Mr. Hawkins is disorganized and very difficult to communicate with. Setting up an estate was challenging, and once set up he never returned phone calls, emails, or messages (for weeks) to assist in funding the estate. Our frustration began at the initial intake where he did not listen to the client (who requested a living will rather than a living trust) and actually pushed a trust rather than living will. He graciously accepted this mistake in follow-up and made written and verbal commitments to follow through on the trust. However, once the trust documents were signed we received no return phone calls, emails, or messages to assist with funding the trust. Once we did reach him via phone he made excuses for lack of communication, but did not answer questions, provide assistance, or set up a later time to handle these clients' needs. It appears we are now being punished for his initial mistake. Or, he is unprofessional and negligent in all cases? For these reasons, we would suggest to avoid Mr. Hawkins for estate planning (and possibly all legal issues) at all cost.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Estate Planning client

    M. Karl Hawkins

    M. Karl Hawkins has provided my faimily with legal services for the past four years. His understanding of estate planning and real estate law is Impressive. As a member of National Accademy of Elder Law Attorneys, he is continually advancing his knowlege in this area. He is a patient listener and a strong advocate. He is unafraid to give his clients unpopular advice and is skillful guiding his clients to the best outcome for them. An individual would be hard pressed to find a more effective and thoughtful lawyer than M. Karl Harkins.

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