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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.


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.

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


American Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Shreveport Bar Association

The Federalist Society

Paul M. Hebert

LSU Law Center

Public Interest Law Society Member

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Monroe, Louisiana, 1 year

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

Dixie Youth Baseball Coach, Bastrop, Louisiana, 3 years