The quality of investigators are what makes for an outstanding investigative agency.
Meet the members of The Hawkins Group and learn about their backgrounds.

Michael O. Hawkins, J.D.
 Mike was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1972. He practiced law for over a decade as a trial lawyer in both State and Federal Courts.  Mike is admitted to practice before the courts of South Carolina, the U.S. District Court for South Carolina, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 1985 Mike became an Agent for the U.S. Naval Investigative Service and conducted felony level criminal, espionage and counter-terrorism investigations in the U.S., Europe and Central America. 

He then became a Supervisory Criminal Investigator at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center where he trained thousands of Federal, State, Local and International criminal investigations students.  While there, he was selected by the U.S. Departments of Justice, Treasury and State to be an instructor in Law Enforcement Management and Leadership at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungry where he taught mid and upper level law enforcement executives from the former Soviet Block countries.  After leaving Federal service, Mike became a Senior Judicial Educator for the State of Washington before becoming the Chief Legal Counsel for a government contractor responsible for the detection and investigation of Medicare fraud in thirteen states and three Pacific territories.

Since opening The Hawkins Group, Mike has been involved in a wide variety of investigations in the Seattle area including a large number of criminal defense cases in the Washington and Federal Courts.

For a listing of some of Mike's educational, professional and training background click here. Mike Hawkins - Education


                                Janell Wagner-Hawkins

Co-Founder of the Hawkins Group, Janell has extensive training and experience in Criminal  Defense Investigations in Fact Finding, Mitigation  and Sentencing Issues.  She holds two B.A. degrees from Central Washington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude In Law and Justice with a minor in Pyschology, and another B.A. in Sociology.

She is a former U.S. Federal Agent/Criminal Investigator, working with the Inspector General's Office where she investigated Waste, Fraud and Abuse against the government. She has been licensed and worked as a Private Investigator in both Georgia and Washington