Michael W.
Hawkins, Esq.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Mike Hawkins is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Appellate Practice Groups at Dinsmore. He has extensive experience in all aspects of labor, employment law and ERISA litigation and appellate practice.

Mike has argued two cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and many in-state and Federal Courts of Appeals. He has been selected by Best Lawyers as a top Labor & Employment lawyer every year since 1989. Mike is an arbitrator and mediator on the AAA panel.

​Mike has a special interest in humanitarian law. He currently serves as Secretary to the Board of Refugees International, where he has participated in advocacy trips to Pakistan, Thailand, Kenya, Jordan, and Philippines. He served as Vice Chairman of the International Committee of the American Red Cross, where he attended various international conferences and visited Israel, Palestine, Vietnam and Cambodia on American Red Cross Missions.

He has served the Cincinnati community on the boards of the American Red Cross Cincinnati past Chapter Chair and Board Member, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, United Way and Community Chest, National Conference for Community Justice, and the Cincinnati Bar Association.