Richard F. Hawkins, III

Attorney in Richmond, VA
Phi Beta Kappa.

Virginia Rising Star in 2011 by Virginia SuperLawyers Magazine in Employee Benefits/ERISA.

Virginia Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" in Labor and Employment (2008, 2011-2012, 2014)

Virginia Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" as Young Lawyer (2006)

Presenter, "Keeping Up with the Courts -- Case Law Developments in Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Law," DRI Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2013; Speaker, "Labor and Employment Law 2013," Sterling Education Services, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, February 2013; Speaker, "Critical Employment Issues Facing State and Local Government Attorneys," Virginia Bar Association, VBA Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law, September 2011; Presenter, "The Do's, Don'ts, and 'Maybes' of Federal Court Practice in the Eastern District of Virginia," Richmond Bar Association, September 2005.

Notes Editor, Journal of Law and Politics.

Board of Directors, Petersburg Urban Ministries, 2006-2008.

Areas of Law

  • ERISA Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Defamation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employee Benefits
  • Pension Plans
  • Disability Benefits
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Insurance


Overall Client Rating

in Labor and Employment and Employee Benefits
5.0 out of 5.0

Communication Ability
Quality of Service
Value for Money

  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 02/23/15
Posted by a Consumer on 02/23/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Excellent professional attorney who really cares about his clients. I was very impressed with Mr. Hawkins skill as an attorney and compassion as a person with my case. He went above and beyond expectations.
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Posted by a Consumer on 12/03/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Attorney Richard Hawkins is an outstanding attorney!
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1996, Virginia
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

University of Virginia
Class of 1996

University Attended

College of William & Mary
Class of 1993
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1971
Richmond, Virginia, May 17, 1971

Associations & Memberships

Richmond Bar Association (Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 2009-2010; Chair-Elect, 2008-2009; Executive Committee, 2004-2010); Virginia Bar Association (Member: Labor Relations And Employm... More

Representative Cases

DEFAMATION/INSULTING WORDS: Trail v. General Dynamics Armament & Tech. Prods., 697 F. Supp.2d 654 (W.D.Va. 2010); Andrews v. Va. Union Univ., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40001 (E.D. Va. May 16, 2008); Hatten v. Campbell, 71 Va. Cir. 95 (2006)CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION: Brooks v. Arthur, 626 F.3d 194 (4th Cir. 2010); Jackson v. Brickey, 2011 U.S. Dist. LE... More

Contact Information




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Office Information
Richard F. Hawkins, III
 2222 Monument Avenue,
Richmond, VA 23220-2724


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