Brian Hawkinson is an Associate attorney in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s San Francisco office where he provides legal expertise to public agencies concerning labor and employment matters.
Prior to joining LCW, Brian worked for an Oakland based civil rights law firm where he actively participated in all stages of litigation: from screening clients, investigating claims, and filing complaints to engaging in discovery, resolving disputes with opposing counsel, and responding to dispositive motions.
Brian earned his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he was a national champion on the moot court team, winning the 2019 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law competition. As a law student, he also argued a live case at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals through the Hastings Appellate Project, winning a remand for a client facing deportation. As an undergraduate, Brian attended UC San Diego, majoring in History and Economics.
Before attending law school, Brian was a history teacher and department chair at a public high school. He credits his teaching experience with reinvigorating his passion for learning.