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Eric A. Hawley joined Garcia de la Garza, LLP, as an Associate in March of 2015, where he primarily handles commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Mr. Hawley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2005.  After working for a year in Houston, Mr. Hawley returned to the University of Texas for law school, graduating in May 2010.  While at The University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Hawley was the Recent Developments Associate Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law.  He also participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic as a Student Attorney in the spring of 2009.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hawley worked as an Associate at Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout, LLP, where he counseled various clients in business and commercial litigation, as well as employment and labor litigation.  During his time with Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout, LLP, Mr. Hawley assisted in defending an electrical infrastructure company in a mass tort action involving over a billion dollars in damage claims.  Mr. Hawley also gained experience advising clients on compensation issues such as wage & hour compliance and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Professional History

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Evelyn Keyes, First Court of Appeals for the State of Texas, (2008)
  • Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2010 to 2014
  • Tucker, Barnes, Garcia & de la Garza, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2014 to February 2015

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas, 2013, and all courts of the State of Texas, 2010

Professional Affiliations & Achievements

  • Recent Developments Associate Editor, The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Author of “Cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery Issues for Law Firms,” The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 53, Number 4, Jan-Feb. 2016; reprinted in The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 12