Courtney E. Hawkins
Courtney Hawkins represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex commercial matters and personal injury matters in both state and federal courts. She has been with the firm since its inception.
Ms. Hawkins earned a B.A., with distinction, from the Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University in 1997 and a M.A. in English from Baylor University in 2001. She graduated, with highest honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 2005, where she was an Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, and the Clerk of Chancellors (3rd in her class). Prior to joining Pierce & O’Neill, Ms. Hawkins clerked for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and was previously associated with King & Spalding, LLP.
- Obtained dismissal in federal court of case alleging ownership interest in defendant's oil and mineral leases;
- Successfully argued for and obtained temporary injunction for plaintiff alleging easement right in real estate dispute.
- Obtained a favorable settlement for plaintiff before permanent injunction hearing;
- Obtained favorable settlement for plaintiff alleging violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act in connection with the purchase of high pressure water jetting systems;
- Obtained favorable settlement for defendant accused of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act in connection with the provision of computer software;
- Ongoing representation of a corporate plaintiff in a dispute alleging breach of multiple assignment agreements;
- Ongoing representation of defendants in a case with numerous plaintiffs alleging personal injuries and claims of premises liability and negligence.
- Commercial Disputes Litigation
- Trade Secrets & Non-Compete Litigation
- Energy Litigation
- Appellate Litigation
- Personal Injury Defense
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- Honors: With Highest Honors
- Honors: Order of the Coif
- Honors: Clerk of Chancellors
- Law Review: Texas Law Review, Articles Editor
- Baylor University
- Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University
- Honors: With Distinction
Past Employment Positions
- Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Clerk
- King & Spalding, LLP, Associate