Michael O. Hawkins, J.D.




Mercer University - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Law       

Mercer University – Juris Doctor Degree 

University of Virginia

State University of New York 


Court Admissions:


South Carolina Unified Court System

U.S. District Court for South Carolina

U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Military Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court




Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) 

Naval Justice School  

National Judicial College  

Defense Intelligence Agency  

U.S. Air Force Special Operations School  

U.S. Department of Justice – Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute 

U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations Division  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service – Internal Security 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

FBI Academy  

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division 

Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute  

South Carolina Bar Association  

Georgia Bar Association  

South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association  

American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers

Private Investigators Association of Florida

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

NHCAA Institute for Health Care Fraud Prevention

Washington Association of Legal Investigators

National Rifle Association

Firearms Academy of Hawaii

Del Mar College

Glynn County (Georgia) Police Department



FLETC Courses Taught:


Legal Courses

            Criminal Law

            Obstruction of Justice

            Federal Court Procedures

            Fifth and Sixth Amendment Issues

            Detention and Arrest

            Search and Seizure

            Court Testimony


            Legal Update for Experienced Agents

Behavioral Science Courses


            Advanced Interviewing

            Instructor Training – Basic and Advanced

Other Courses


            Officer Safety and Survival

            Management and Leadership

            First Response

            Anti-Terrorism Management

            Technical Investigative Equipment

            White Collar Crime

            Crime Scene

            Seaport Security

            Arson Investigation

            Surveillance Techniques

            Undercover Operations


Non-FLETC Training Given (partial listing):


U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. Dept. of Labor – Labor Racketeering

U.S. Internal Revenue Service – Inspections Service

U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service

U.S. Army Military Intelligence Command

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. National Park Service

International Law Enforcement AcademyBudapest, Hungry

U.S. Navy Force Protection Personnel

Vance International, Inc.