Ms. Hawks focuses her practice on the defense of self-insured employers and workers’ compensation carriers. Her practice background includes personal injury litigation as well as automobile, wrongful death and medical malpractice. She is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and serves as a Hearing Officer for the Polk County Code Enforcement Board. Ms. Hawks received a B.S. in Biology from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1991. She then received a B.A. in Chemistry from Stephens College in 1992. Ms. Hawks went on to graduate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1995. As a law student, she was on the Dean’s List and was the recipient of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student of the Year Award as well as the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.