William B. Hawkins III
Will is a litigator with over 17 years of experience in both state and federal courts. He remains a Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rated attorney representing that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional service. His areas of practice include representing plaintiffs and defendants, business and individuals and certain personal injury matters. He has tried numerous cases before both judge and juries in both state and federal courts for both plaintiffs and defendants.
He represents retailers, wholesalers, and liquor by the drink license holders in matters with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. He represents Tennessee Bar applicants before the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (BLE) and attorneys who find themselves before the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
Mr. Hawkins represents numerous clients in litigation matters involving real estate and construction. He has litigated and resolved numerous disputes involving real estate contracts, leases, and easements and boundary disputes. He has represented numerous licensed real estate agents and brokers in litigation ranging from disputes over fees to causes of action for breach of professional duties and responsibilities. He has represented many licensed residential and commercial contractors in disputes with clients. He has long represented regional and national suppliers of building products in Tennessee.
Mr. Hawkins represents both clients and securities brokers in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority "FINRA" matters. He has helped numerous licensed securities brokers resolve employment disputes with employers and has helped clients recoup thousands of dollars for the sale of unsuitable investment products. He has represented shareholders in closely held corporations inderivative shareholder actions.
He has battled the Environmental Protection Agency to a jury trial resulting in a very favorable settlement for his client. He has prevailed on various types of matters before juries, governmental agencies, arbitrators, and appellate courts.
Mr. Hawkins has participated in the briefing and oral arguments at the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States. He has represented the prevailing party in numerous reported and unreported cases and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., the highest Court in the United States.
Mr. Hawkins' personal injury work has resulted in obtaining millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for his clients, including a $3.338 million dollar jury award in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee for an individual client against one of the world's largest corporations. The case was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals after full briefing and oral argument. He enjoys leveling the playing field for those injured or aggrieved.
Will grew up in Sumner County, Tennessee, attended The Citadel completing his plebe year, and graduated from Auburn University in 1995. He obtained his J.D. from Mississippi College in 1999 and then clerked for the Honorable Thomas W. Brothers. He spent the majority of his career working with the venerable Nashville trial attorney Ken Jones with whom he founded Jones Hawkins & Farmer PLC. He is an associate member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court in Nashville, Tennessee.
When not litigating, he enjoys farming, boating, travel and anything else that takes him to the outdoors.