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About Dakota

Dakota Hawkins practices primarily in the areas of energy & natural resources, oil & gas title, and commercial & business litigation, with a focus in Energy Law, earning the Energy Graduate Certificate from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA in 2018 and serving on the Board for the Journal of Energy Law.


While in law school, Dakota was an extern for the Honorable Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana. In addition, before attending law school, Dakota served as an Infantry Rifleman (0311) for the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2012 – 2015.

Super Lawyers – 2023 Louisiana Rising Stars List ®, Shreveport, La – Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, and General Litigation


LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources, Volume VI, Senior Articles Editor


LSU Dean’s Scholar Award 2017-2018


LSU The Federalist Society, President


ULM Honors Program Graduate


Honors in the University ULM Mock Trial, Gold Team Member


Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society


“To Sell or Not to Sell, That Is the Question: The Rescission of Sale on the Basis of Lesion and Its Applicability to Mineral Rights, 6,” LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources, 2018


“Mandatory Arbitration Agreements and the Power of the Tweet,” co-authored with Paul W. Breaux for the La. Bar Journal, Vol. 66, No. 147, 2018

Practice Areas

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Juris Doctor, Doctor of Civil Law, & Energy Certificate, May 2018


University of Louisiana at Monroe, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Minor, Criminal Justice, cum laude, May 2015

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 2018


ULM Alumni Association, Board of Directors


American Bar Association


Louisiana State Bar Association


Shreveport Bar Association


4-H Positive Youth Development and Mentoring Organization, Bastrop, Louisiana, 8 years