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MEMBER PROFILE: Michael W. Hawkins

Ohio mediator Michael Hawkins
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Michael W. Hawkins
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
255 E. Fifth St., Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tel: (513) 977-8336
Fax: (513) 977-8141
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Additional Offices: Lexington, KY

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Calendar Last Updated: 15 Oct 18


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ADR Services:
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Michael W. Hawkins has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Mike Hawkins is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Appellate Practice Groups. He has extensive experience in all aspects of labor, employment law including FLSA and ERISA litigation, and commercial/business litigation. Mike has argued two cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and many in-state and Federal Courts of Appeals. He has been selected by Best Lawyers as a top Labor & Employment lawyer  and as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mike is an arbitrator and mediator on the AAA Employment, Commercial and Complex Case panels, a prior EEOC mediator, Federal and State Court appointed mediator, member of the Northern Kentucky University ADR Advisory Board, Co-Instructor with FMCS on Mediation at NKU, former Board Member for The Center For Resolution of Disputes, Adjunct Faculty at Xavier University for 3 years teaching mediation and conflict resolution, participated in two Harvard Negotiation programs,  recognized by Best Lawyers for his mediation and arbitration practice and a frequent speaker and writer on mediation and arbitration. Mr Hawkins has mediated and arbitrated cases in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.


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  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, (Order of the Coif and Lead Articles Editor, Kentucky, 1972)
  • B.A., University of Kentucky, (1969)


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • ALFA International Global Legal Network, Former Chair Emeritus
  • American Arbitration Association, L&E Law Panel Mediator & Arbitrator
  • Kentucky Bar Association, L&E Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member L&E Committee, ADR Committee and Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, past President and Board Member; past Chair, L&E Law Committee
  • National Conference for Community and Justice past Chair
  • American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter, past Chapter Chair, Board Member
  • Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, past Board of Commissioners Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Board Member of Refugees International
  • American National Red Cross - prior National Board Member and Vice Chair of International Services
  • Cincinnati Bar Association - Past Chair of Labor & Employment Committee and Chair of ADR Committee, Past President, prior Board Member of Center for Resolution of Disputes
  • Association for Conflict Resolution


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