John Hawk is a skilled litigator who has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial disputes for nearly two decades. While his experience is diverse, he has particularly deep knowledge of consumer finance litigation and insurance litigation. John defends banks and other lenders, mortgage servicers, and life and disability insurers in state and federal court in Colorado, South Carolina, and beyond, including cases brought under:

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Representative Experience

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Obtained directed verdict in fraud trial on behalf of national bank.
  • Defeated certification of class action brought against national bank on behalf of mortgagors unsuccessfully attempting to modify mortgages.
  • Prevailed on behalf of national bank in appeal involving claims related to Uniform Commercial Code, FDCPA, and fraud.
  • Prevailed on appeal in an insurance matter involving application of the doctrine of laches to allegations of extrinsic fraud.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Banking & Finance Litigation (2019, 2021-2023)

Professional Engagement

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Charleston Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

  • Moderator and Panelist, “Consumer Financial Services: Navigating the Intersections Between Enterprise Operations and Federal and State Regulations,” Irvine, California, October 2019.
  • Presenter, “What Every Litigator Needs to Know About ERISA,” South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association Annual Meeting, November 10, 2017.
  • A Practitioner's Guide To Class Actions, Marcy Hogan Greer ed., 2010, Authored section specific to South Carolina.