30 Years




David C. Hawkes

David C. Hawkes

David C. Hawkes focuses his practice on complex employment and consumer litigation, including wage and hour class actions, as well as individual employment matters in litigation, arbitration, and administrative actions. David also advises clients on a full range of employment, business, and corporate matters.

David’s Practice Areas


Civil Litigation


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Bars and Courts
  • California Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • University of San Diego, School of Law, JD
  • San Diego State University, BS (emphasis in accounting)
  • University of California, San Diego (Computer Science)
  • Certified Public Accountant (1996-Present) (Inactive)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor & Employment section
  • American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Prosecuting and defending complex employment and consumer litigation matters, including class actions, collective and representative actions.


Prosecuting and defending individual employment matters in litigation, arbitration, and administrative actions, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, and unfair competition claims.


Advises clients on a full range of employment, business and corporate issues.

Representative Transactions


Recovery of several millions of dollars on behalf of employees and consumers.


Successful resolution of employment and consumer class actions (as well as individual actions) on behalf of employer and business defendants.

Published Opinions


Walker v. CorePower Yoga, LLC, 2013 WL 2338675 (S.D. Cal. 2013)

Employment Background


Prior to joining Blanchard, Krasner & French, David worked for a prominent San Diego class action litigation law firm. David was a partner in his own law firm where he acted as managing partner of the transactional practice group and as co-managing partner of the litigation practice group. David also worked for a highly-regarded intellectual property law firm where he worked on trademark registration and litigation matters for many of the best-known casino/resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.