Robert A. Hawk
Robert was born and raised in Perry, Georgia, a small town in rural South Georgia. During his teenage and young adult years, he ran a small landscape business. He pushed mowers, repaired equipment, and fulfilled the other necessary roles to keep the business going. During that time, he experienced his share of on-the-job injuries. He also knew what it was like to live "paycheck to paycheck" and felt the terrible uncertainty caused by loss of income due to an injury. Therefore, he has been in his clients' shoes and understands the stress clients experience following a work-related accident.
Coming from many generations of farmers, Robert was the first in his family to go to law school. He attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Georgia Moot Court. He also was a member and president of the Phi Kappa Society, a debate society founded at the University in 1820.
Before law school, Robert married his better half. His wife was born and raised in the Mobile area, and, after Robert's graduation from law school, the couple returned to the Gulf Coast where Robert worked for a small workers' compensation firm before establishing his own practice. Now, Robert is also the parent of a wonderful son.
Robert's main area of practice is workers' compensation, but he also handles other legal issues including personal injuries, overtime pay disputes, social security disability, and appellate practice. He also writes simple wills. For other areas of law, Robert helps people find attorneys with the talents and knowledge to get their legal issues resolved. Robert has successfully handled all aspects of claims from pre-trial settlement and trials to appeals. He believes the golden rule and hard work lead to successful results for his clients.
Robert is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association, and Mobile Bar Workers' Compensation Section. He is also a member of the Alabama Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in all Alabama courts and the U.S. District Court (Southern District).
Yes, he is a "trial lawyer," though he prefers the term "civil prosecutor" because he is dedicated to making people take responsibility for the injuries they cause others.
Robert never gave up his green thumb. He still enjoys landscaping and gardening. He also enjoys traveling across the U.S. on family vacations. His other interests include history, historical preservation, debate, and urban revitalization.