Roger Hawkes, Senior Attorney

IMG_0370Roger Hawkes graduated from the University of Washington in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration and in 1973 with his Juris Doctor degree. In between, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant.

After law school, he worked for a trial court judge for a year and thereafter started Hawkes Law Firm. He has been a member of the Shoreline School Board, the Board of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and has served as a judge or arbitrator many times.

He was a co founder of the Room Nine parent participation program in Shoreline School District and a local Chamber of Commerce; he has served as an officer or adviser to many different charitable and business organizations. He is a member of numerous sections of the Washington State and King County Bar Associations. He is active on email lists for lawyers serving numerous areas of law practice.

His favorite part of being a lawyer is helping good clients to solve their legal problems in an efficient and friendly manner. He also enjoys the challenge of learning new areas of law and advocating for law changes to protect individuals and small businesses. When not doing ‘law’ he enjoys spending time with Lisanne and their six children and many grandchildren.

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Formerly licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, prior to law school

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1973

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
  • Juris Doctor – 1973
  • University of Washington
  • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-Founder, Room Nine Parent Participation Program, Shoreline School District and a Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Twice elected to and served seven years as a member of the Shoreline School Board
  • Served five years as Shoreline District Magistrate and Judge Pro Tem