Charles F. Hawkins, Esq.




Charles F. Hawkins, Esq. specializes in resolving complex civil matters and catastrophic personal injury cases. Long considered the preeminent personal injury mediator of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, Mr. Hawkins was a founding member of Mediation Masters and has been an active neutral for over 30 years. Having handled in excess of 5,000 mediations, his reach as a mediator extends far beyond his base in Northern California, mediating cases in Los Angeles, San Diego, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.  He has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyer for his work in alternative dispute resolution and personal injury matters.


Automobile collisions

Sexual abuse

Trucking accidents

Elder abuse

Products liability

Railroad injuries

Medical negligence

Coverage, indemnity, and contract interpretation issues

Construction site injuries 


Mr. Hawkins has over 45 years of experience in civil litigation, specializing in nearly all types of personal injury-related matters, along with handling general civil and business contingency litigation at both the State and Federal Court levels.


University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1968
Stanford University, B.A., 1965


Mr. Hawkins is a past member of the Board of Governors of the California Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the Consumer Attorneys of California) and has lectured for the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, the California Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Education of the Bar programs, and has spoken at the Santa Clara University School of Law on mediation and arbitration.  Mr. Hawkins has authored numerous articles on mediation and has been honored as one of the premier mediators in Northern California.