I am an attorney, an Economics professor, and a software developer.
My practice today consists primarily of bankruptcy and business law, and the related fields, such as mortgage modification, short sales and debt settlement.
In addition to my law degree, I hold a Ph.D. in Economcis and Statistics (thus the references to "Doc" and "dochawk.".) I taught at Penn State for five years before returning to Las Vegas.
While I handled bankruptcies prior to obtaining the Ph.D., and even wrote the in-house software used on them in the 1990s, I find the work today far more satisfying. Today, most of the people and business I work with need the help because of something that has happened--job loss, employer bankrtupcy, and so forth. Today, the debtor that simply spent without thinking is the exception, rather than the common case.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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David Shevitz, Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Mr. Hawkins is a zealous advocate for his clients and possesses a strong understanding of bankruptcy law. In order to most effectively counsel his clients, he is constantly attending legal seminars and keeping up to date with current case law and changes in the bankruptcy code. I am happy to Endorse Mr. Hawkins without reservation.
|Attorney/Proprietor||Hawkins Law Firm||1989 - Present|
|Senior Partner||Hawkins, Boley & AlDabbagh||2013 - 2015|
|Assistant Professor||Pennsylvania State University||2000 - 2005|
|Visiting Professor||University of Northern Iowa||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2008 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Debt on 8 houses reduced 57% with Chapter 11||Massive debt reduction, making rentals and business profitable.|
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|Netnomics||The economics of open source software for a competitive firm, Why give it away for free?||2004|
|Iowa State University||Economics & Statistics||PhD - Doctorate||1999|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Santa Clara||Physics (Math & Philosphy Minors)||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Antitrust Expert for News Article||Microsoft and Due Process in Antitrust Proceedings||2000|
|Interview: Ask Antitrust Experts About Microsoft||Microsoft Antitrust (Panel Expert)||1999|
|Channel 13||DUI Checkpoint Interview||1992|