Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins is a lifelong resident of Manatee County and has practiced law in Bradenton since 1979 – over 44 years. He was a partner in the law firm of Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter and Galvano for nearly 40 years. During this period of time Mr. Hawkins’ practice emphasized general business, personal injury, construction, and commercial litigation representing individuals, corporations, contractors, institutional, and private lenders. In addition, Mr. Hawkins has handled complicated and emotionally sensitive divorce and child custody cases as a family law attorney for over 40 years. He has held certifications for Circuit Court and Family Law Mediations since 2002, having mediated hundreds of cases over the past 20+ years – as both a mediator and as an attorney representing various clients. Mr. Hawkins has enjoyed an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell since 1997. Mr. Hawkins has retired from the active practice of law; however, he remains affiliated with Grimes Galvano as a mediator in Circuit Civil and Family Law cases.

Mr. Hawkins has experience in mediating all kinds of civil and family law matters including probate, construction litigation, personal injury, will and trust disputes, HOA, and real estate disputes. In-person Mediations can be held at the law firm’s spacious offices in the Professional Building located at 1023 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, or by Zoom, or a hybrid of in-person and Zoom.

Practice Areas


  • Ole Miss Law School J.D. (1979)
  • University of Southern Mississippi B.A. (1976)

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Manatee Chamber of Commerce (1995-1999)
  • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club (President, Bradenton Branch, 1990)
  • President, Kiwanis Club of Bradenton (1999)
  • Chairman, Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation (2001, 2012)
  • Board Member, Manatee County Girls Club Foundation (1998-2005)
  • Recipient, Manatee County Bar Association Community Service Award (2000)
  • Recipient, Manatee County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)
  • Board of Directors, Manatee Players (2013-2017)

Bar & Other Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Member, U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • Member, Florida Supreme Court Bar
  • Member, Mississippi Bar
  • Member, Manatee County Bar (President, 1989)
  • Member, Manatee Inn of Court, (Chairman, 1990)
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator (2002-2023)
  • Certified Family Law Mediator (2002-2023)
  • Manatee County Hearing Officer (2004-2016)
  • Special Magistrate, 12th Judicial Circuit Manatee County (2016-2020)
  • Chair, 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, (1990)
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