Daryl G. Hawkins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Columbia, SC

Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC
1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-733-3531
Fax: 803-744-1949
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas: General Litigation (40%), Business/Corporate (30%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Daryl G. Hawkins is the founder of the Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC, that is located in Columbia, South Carolina, his native state. He majored in economics at Wofford College in Spartanburg and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. Mr. Hawkins subsequently decided to pursue a legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and he was inducted into the Order of Barristers for his oral advocacy and brief-writing achievements in mock trial competitions before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1983. After graduation, he clerked for the then chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court before entering private practice.

Mr. Hawkins has an active personal injury and wrongful death practice, in which he represents clients throughout the area who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. The cases that he has worked on have been based on medical and other types of professional malpractice, defective products, premises liability, construction site accidents, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and animal attacks. Mr. Hawkins has been able to obtain millions of dollars in jury awards and negotiated settlements for his clients throughout his distinguished career.

Other civil litigation matters that Mr. Hawkins has handled have involved breach of contract actions, fraud and other types of business torts, and environmental violations. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Hawkins has written and lectured extensively on topics related to his practice areas, and he has taught trial advocacy courses at his law school alma mater. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%General Litigation
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2020 - 2021

About Daryl G. Hawkins

Admitted: 1983, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://hawkinslawfirm.com/who-we-are-2/daryl-hawkins/


  • 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)
  • Anonymous v. S.C. Board of Medical Examiners, 496 S.E.2d 17 (SC 1998)
  • Trousdell v. Cannon, 572 S.E.2d 264 (SC 2002)
  • Sierra Club v. Kiawah Resort Associates, 456 S.E.2d 397 (SC 1995)
  • Widewater Square Associates v. Opening Break of America, Inc., 460 S.E.2d 396 (SC 1995)
  • Holy Loch Distributors, Inc. v. Hitchcock, 503 S.E.2d 787 (SC App. 1998)
  • Holy Loch Distributors, Inc. v. Hitchcock, 521 S.E.2d 282 (SC 2000)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates (2011 to present)
  • Member, President, 2004-2005, John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court
  • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Member, S.C. Secretary of State Corporation Blue Ribbon Committee, 1991-2002 (Committee to review and recommend revisions to SC Business Corporation Act)
  • Chairman, The Foundation for the Multi-Handicapped, Blind and Deaf of South Carolina, Inc., 1989
  • Member, Board of Commissioners, South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Handicapped, 1986-1987
  • Member, South Carolina Committee on Judicial Continuing Legal Education, 1985-1992
  • Member, Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, 1992-1996
  • The Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1984
  • Former Chairman,  Ad Hoc Medical Malpractice Committee, South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member, South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association, President, December 2006 – December 2007
  • Richland County Bar Association, President, December 2006 – December 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1997
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1984
  • South Carolina, 1983

Educational Background

  • Wofford College, B.A., 1976


  • “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”, South Carolina, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Moot Court
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Super Lawyers, South Carolina for 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education, South Carolina Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education, John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court
Show More
Office Location for Daryl G. Hawkins

1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-733-3531

Fax: 803-744-1949

Last Updated: 2/1/2021

Page Generated: 0.67940497398376 sec