Michael D. Hawk
Partner

Location:
116 E. Berry Street
Lincoln Tower, Suite 302
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Phone: 260-422-1515
Fax: 260-424-2656
E-mail: mdhawk@hawkhaynie.com


Michael Hawk has been practicing law since 2000. Mr. Hawk is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School. He attended Indiana University (Bloomington) and Valparaiso University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana as well as the federal courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Mr. Hawk is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association (serving as the district representative to the Young Lawyers Section for several years), the Allen County Bar Association. He currently serves as an officer of the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Life Villages Foundation and as an officer of the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana.  

Mr. Hawk is a general practitioner primarily involved in civil litigation with an emphasis in the areas of commercial litigation, business law, estate planning and litigation, municipal law, real estate transactions, creditors' rights and both personal injury and insurance defense litigation. He represents individuals, small to medium-sized business entities, personal representatives and guardians, insurance companies, foundations and governmental offices and agencies. He has significant experience in all aspects of litigation including mediation, arbitration, and trial.  Mr. Hawk has also has significant experience in appellate matters having initiated and defended numerous civil appeals in state and federal court and having argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • General Practice - Civil Litigation
  • Business Organization and Commercial Law
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions and Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Law
  • Collections
  • Insurance Defense
  • Misdemeanors

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Kentucky
     

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • Juris Doctorate - May, 2000
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • Bachelor of Arts (Double Major in Political Science and History)
       

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana Rising Stars - General Litigation, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, District Representative, 2002 - 2009
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Benjamin Harrison American Inns of Court
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, Officer, 2009 - 2017
     

Past Employment Positions

  • Hawk, Haynie, Kammeyer & Chickedantz, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2000 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Caring About People, 2004 - 2009
  • Board of Directors, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, 2007 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana Inc., 2007 - 2010
  • Board of Directors, Lutheran Social and Family Services Foundation, 2007 - 2010
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Elder, 2008 - 2017
  • Board of Directors, Lutheran Life Villages Foundation, 2009 - 2016
  • Board of Directors, Indiana District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, 2015- Present

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Indiana University