Attorney Daryl G. Hawkins has taught in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the University of South Carolina School of Law and been a guest lecturer. He has presented, spoken and appeared in other roles in numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars as part of the South Carolina Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program and the John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court.
Attorney Hawkins has also authored numerous articles on various legal topics. He was named to the list of lawyers recognized as Super Lawyers in South Carolina for 2008, and following and continues to be listed. Such recognition has appeared in a The New York Times. The American Trial Lawyers Association bestowed the honor upon him as having met the standard of excellence for selection to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for South Carolina.
Practice Areas: Business Torts; Business Fraud; Business Litigation; Complex Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Environmental Law; Professional Negligence
Bar and Court Admissions: South Carolina, 1983
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1984
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1984
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1997
Born: Charleston, South Carolina, October 2, 1954
Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983
College: Wofford College, B.A., 1976
Memberships: Richland County Bar Association (President, December 2006 – December 2007) and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association )(Former Chairman, Ad Hoc Medical Malpractice Committee, ); The Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Other Biographical Information: Phi Delta Phi; The Order of Barristers; Moot Court; Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn, 1983-1984; Member, South Carolina Committee on Judicial Continuing Legal Education, 1985-1992; Member, Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, 1992-1996; Member, S.C. Secretary of State Corporation Blue Ribbon Committee, 1991-2002 (Committee to review and recommend revisions to SC Business Corporation Act). Member, Board of Commissioners, South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Handicapped, 1986-1987; Chairman, The Foundation for the Multi-Handicapped, Blind and Deaf of South Carolina, Inc., 1989; Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; Member, President, 2004-2005, John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court, Member, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates (2011 to present)
Reported Cases: Holy Loch Distributors, Inc. v. Hitchcock, 521 S.E.2d 282 (SC 2000); Holy Loch Distributors, Inc. v. Hitchcock, 503 S.E.2d 787 (SC App. 1998); Anonymous v. S.C. Board of Medical Examiners, 496 S.E.2d 17 (SC 1998); Widewater Square Associates v. Opening Break of America, Inc., 460 S.E.2d 396 (SC 1995); Sierra Club v. Kiawah Resort Associates, 456 S.E.2d 397 (SC 1995); Trousdell v. Cannon, 572 S.E.2d 264 (SC 2002); Ranucci v. Crain, 763 S.E.2d 189(SC 2014) ; Brouwer v. Sister of Charity Providence Hospitals,et al, 763 S.E.2d 200 (SC 2014).