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Hawkins, Markita






Markita S. Hawkins joined Bruno and Bruno in 2016, and her warmth, energy and skill as a communicator have made her a powerful advocate for clients. She focuses on automobile accident and class action cases, and also supports the firm through case reviews and consultations. Her work on more than five hundred individual and business claims following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and medical malpractice has resulted in millions recovered for victims. She is the first point of contact for many of our clients, and her empathy and ability to connect with clients make her an invaluable member of Bruno and Bruno.

Before joining Bruno and Bruno, Markita worked at a leading class action, mass tort and bankruptcy administration firm in New Orleans. While earning her J.D. at Southern University Law Center, she was involved in criminal, juvenile justice, family and administrative law cases in the university's legal clinic. A New Orleans native, Markita currently serves as the President of the Academy of New Orleans Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors and Minority Chair of the Louisiana Association for Justice.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • Texas


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 2012
      • President, Women in Law
      • Managing Editor, The Public Defender Legal Publication
      • Executive Editor, Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.S. – 2008
      • Fundraising Chair, NAACP

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President, Academy of New Orleans Trial Attorneys (ANOTL)
  • Board of Governors, Louisiana Association of Justice (LAJ)
  • Chair, Minority Caucus of LAJ
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Mentor, Baton Rouge Youth Center (BRYC)

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 under 40, National Black Lawyers Association

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