About Us


Derek A Hawkins, ESQ
"The Brand Lawyer"

Derek focuses his practice on matters related to trademark, copyright and transactional business law. Derek has successfully represented hundreds of clients large and small across the world to protect their brands and grow. Derek has a passion for branding, and having his own boutique practice allows him to focus on the key marketing components of his clients' businesses and to provide quality counsel at competitive rates.  An avid lover of music, film, fashion, and art, Derek has long devoted his career to protecting the ideas of creators and helping them capitalize on their intellectual property. When he is not working with clients, he's likely spending time with his wife and three children, working out, or playing Playstation® 4 against his wife's wishes.


2013 J.D. Marquette University Law School

  • Thomas More Law Scholar 2010 - 2013
  • Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competitor 2010 - 2013
  • Marquette Intellectual Property Law Journal Editor & Contributor

2010 B.S. Business Administration & Management Messiah College

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

  • Intellectual Property Division
  • Young Lawyer Division
    • Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industry

Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers


Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review




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