Richard F. Hawkins, III (Richmond, Virginia)
Richard F. Hawkins, III (Richmond, Virginia)

Richard F. Hawkins, III

Licensed for 20 years

Practice Area: ERISA, ERISA Litigation, Labor and Employment 10 more areas of practice + 10 more

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Richard F. Hawkins, III

Serving Richmond, VA view address

Member at firm The Hawkins Law Firm PC

Serving Richmond, VA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Richard F. Hawkins, III

"Legal Elite" (Virginia Business Magazine) in Labor and Employment (2008, 2011-2012, 2014-2015)

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

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

Presenter, "Hot Topics in Employment Law," Sterling Education Services, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, January 2016, Speaker, "Corporate Witness Depositions," DRI Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Seminar, Washington, DC, April 2015; Presenter, "Navigating the ACA [Affordable Care Act] for Employers," Sterling Education Services, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, April 2015; Presenter, "Keeping Up with the Courts -- Case Law Developments in Life, Healt...

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"Legal Elite" (Virginia Business Magazine) in Labor and Employment (2008, 2011-2012, 2014-2015)

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

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

Presenter, "Hot Topics in Employment Law," Sterling Education Services, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, January 2016, Speaker, "Corporate Witness Depositions," DRI Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Seminar, Washington, DC, April 2015; Presenter, "Navigating the ACA [Affordable Care Act] for Employers," Sterling Education Services, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, April 2015; 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.

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Areas of Law

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

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 6 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 6 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/08/15

    Attorney Richard Hawkins is an OUTSTANDING attorney!!! He is the BEST!!! I will continue to refer citizens to him. I have been knowing Attorney Hawkins for nine years.... Read more

    Attorney Richard Hawkins is an OUTSTANDING attorney!!! He is the BEST!!! I will continue to refer citizens to him. I have been knowing Attorney Hawkins for nine years. I pray that God will continue to bless Attorney Richard Hawkins and his family. Sincerely, Terry T. Hinton

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 02/23/15

    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.... Read more

    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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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/03/13

    Attorney Richard Hawkins is an outstanding attorney! Read more

    Attorney Richard Hawkins is an outstanding attorney!

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 07/26/12

    I enjoyed working with Attorney Hawkins. He helped me in a very difficult matter against the so called "Big Boys." He knew the law, communicated effectively w... Read more

    I enjoyed working with Attorney Hawkins. He helped me in a very difficult matter against the so called "Big Boys." He knew the law, communicated effectively with me and obtained a great result. I wholeheartedly recommend him.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 07/25/12

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/07/11

    The Brinks company where I worked in the Coal Mines for 23 years and got hurt in the Coal Mines and disabled. Brinks took my Pension after I had been drawing it for eight... Read more

    The Brinks company where I worked in the Coal Mines for 23 years and got hurt in the Coal Mines and disabled. Brinks took my Pension after I had been drawing it for eight years. I tried to find help from all my local attorneys, The Labor Department. They could not or would not help me. I searched the Internet and found the pension rights.org and they helped me greatly and put me in touch with Richard Hawkins iii and he got my Pension back. That was after I tried for five years without any succes

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 13 reviews
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 08/06/10 in ERISA Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 08/06/10 in ERISA Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 08/06/10 in ERISA

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 08/06/10 in Labor and Employment

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/05/10 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/03/10 in ERISA

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/03/10 in Employment Discrimination

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 07/26/10 in Employment Litigation

    Richard is an excellent attorney and a consumate professional. Thus, I regularly refer plaintiff's cases to Richard. Read more

    Richard is an excellent attorney and a consumate professional. Thus, I regularly refer plaintiff's cases to Richard.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/26/10 in Employment Civil Rights

    Richard is a fine lawyer who deserves the top ranking. Read more

    Richard is a fine lawyer who deserves the top ranking.

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Principal on 07/21/10 in ERISA Litigation

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      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
      J.D.
      Dillard Fellow Legal Research & Writing Instructor
      University Attended
      College of William & Mary
      Class of 1993
      B.A.
      magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
      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 Employment Law Section
      Appellate Section)
      American Bar Association
      Defense Research Institute (Member, Life, Health & Disability Law Committee).
      Representative Cases
      DEFAMATION/INSULTING WORDS: Goulmamine v. CVS Pharm., Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138359 (E.D. Va. Oct. 9, 2015)
      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)


      Bunch v. Powell, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168717 (W.D. Va. Dec. 17, 2015)
      Jackson v. Brickey, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54239 (W.D.Va. May 20, 2011)
      Jackson v. Brickey, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47087 (W.D.Va. May 2, 2011)
      Jackson v. Brickey, 771 F. Supp.2d 593 (W.D.Va. 2011)

      EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: Sanair Techs. Lab. v. Burrington, 2015 Va. Cir. 192 (Chesterfield County Cir. Ct. Sept. 25, 2015)


      Horne v. Browder, 2015 Va. Cir. 117 (Prince George County Cir. Ct. Aug. 4, 2015)
      Haven Shelter & Servs. v. Hay, 2008 Va. App. LEXIS 477 (Va. Ct. App. 2008)
      Brown v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 52 Va. Cir. 480 (2000)

      ERISA/INSURANCE LITIGATION: Harrison v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 773 F.3d 15 (4th Cir. 2014)


      Childers v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24897 (S.D.W.Va. Feb. 22, 2013)
      Bess v. Mut. of Omaha Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134999 (S.D.W.Va. Nov. 22, 2011)
      Hill v. Commonwealth Health Corp., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62339 (S.D.W.Va. June 9, 2011)
      Phillips v. Brink's Co., 632 F. Supp.2d 563 (W.D. Va. 2009)
      Jefferson Pilot Fin. Ins. Co. v. Buckley, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44067 (E.D. Va. 2005)
      Vazquez v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, 289 F. Supp. 2d 727 (E.D. Va. 2001).