Joshua M. Hawkes



Joshua Hawkes is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Appellate Practices.

Previously, he served as a law clerk to Judge Stephanie W. Ray of the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to his legal career, he served as a U.S. Naval Officer, including tours of duty on the USS Wyoming (Gold) and as instructor for the United States Naval Academy.


Mr. Hawkes earned his law degree from Florida State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014), where he was executive editor of the Florida State University Law Review. During law school, he served as a student attorney for the Public Interest Law Center and as a legislative intern for the Florida House of Representatives.

Mr. Hawkes received his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S., 2004), where he was a recipient of the Southern Nuclear Fellowship and two time recipient of the ME-Fisher Control Fellowship. He received his bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., with distinction, 2003).


Mr. Hawkes co-authored “A Positive Defense of Administrative Preemption,” published by George Mason Law Review.


Mr. Hawkes is admitted to practice in Florida.