Fred Hawkins Disability Attorney
The Law office of Bemis, Roach & Reed
Social Security Disability Attorney
4100 Duval Road Bldg. 1 #200
Austin, Texas 78759
“Fred did a wonderful job for me and my family. He explained our situation to us in a manner we could understand. He returned our communications promptly, always kept us aware of new developments and worked hard to win our claim. A great attorney and a great guy.”
– Terry H.
After receiving his law degree from the University of Houston in 1984, Mr. Hawkins began his career as a prosecutor at the Travis County Attorney’s Office where he tried criminal cases until 1989.
He then worked for the Texas attorney General’s Office in the highway division. As an assistant attorney general, Mr. Hawkins represented the Department of Transportation as well as employees of the highway division in various claims including personal injury cases and other tort actions.
Mr. Hawkins joined the City of Austin’s legal department in 1993 as a senior trial attorney representing the City, public officials, police officers, and other City of Austin employees in various types of complex litigation including personal injury claims, employment claims, contract disputes, sexual harassment claims, premise liability claims, civil rights claims, environmental lawsuits, and excessive force and other police misconduct claims.
As an attorney recommended by the Austin Police Association and by the Combined Law Enforcement Officers of Texas (C.L.E.A.T.), Mr. Hawkins has led training and lectured at the Austin police academy for over 10 years, speaking on crucial police matters such as report writing, civil liability, constitutional claims, supervisory liability, governmental immunity, and risk management issues.
Fred was awarded the Austin Police Department’s Chief’s Community Service Award and has been selected as a member of the Federal Court’s Western District Merit Selection Panel, which interviews prospective federal magistrate candidates.
Mr. Hawkins also handles mediation and arbitration at the Lakeside Mediation Center in Austin where his expertise in dealing with conflicting parties and his extensive knowledge of law has been a valuable asset in resolving complex legal disputes.
One of the friendliest people you will ever meet, Fred is an avid golfer and scuba diver who enjoys helping those around him and traveling to remote scuba diving destinations with his wife.
- Selected as a member of the Federal Court’s Western District Merit Selection Panel
- Awarded the Austin Police Department’s Chief’s Community Service Award in 2006
- All State Courts of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- State Bar of Texas
- Member- Travis County Bar Association
- In demand community speaker for constitutional claims, tort claims, governmental immunity, and civil liability
Author: Attorney Lloyd Bemis has been practicing law for over 35 years. He is Superlawyers rated by Thomson Reuters and is Top AV Preeminent® and Client Champion Gold rated by Martindale Hubbell. Through his extensive litigation Mr. Bemis obtained dual board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Lloyd is admitted to practice in the United States District Court - all Texas Districts and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Mr. Bemis is a member of the Travis County Bar Association. He has been active in the American Association for Justice and is a past Director of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Bemis and all the members of Bemis, Roach & Reed have been active participants in the Travis County Lawyer referral service.
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