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About me

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

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Practice areas


  1. Unspecified: 31%
  2. Chapter 11: 25%
    15 years
  3. Chapter 13: 20%
    15 years
  4. Chapter 7: 19%
    15 years
  5. Business: 5%
    15 years



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • David Samuel Shevitz

    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.


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Contact info

Hawkins, Boley & AlDabbagh

3143 Industrial Road
Las Vegas, NV, 89109


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ProprietorHawkins Law Firm1989 - Present
Senior PartnerHawkins, Boley & AlDabbagh2013 - 2015
Assistant ProfessorPennsylvania State University2000 - 2005
Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Northern Iowa1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2013 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Debt on 8 houses reduced 57% with Chapter 11Massive debt reduction, making rentals and business profitable.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Iowa State UniversityEconomics & StatisticsPhD - Doctorate1999
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Santa Clara University School of LawPhysics (Math & Philosphy Minors)BS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Antitrust Expert for News ArticleMicrosoft and Due Process in Antitrust Proceedings2000
Interview: Ask Antitrust Experts About MicrosoftMicrosoft Antitrust (Panel Expert)1999
Channel 13DUI Checkpoint Interview1992