Ronnie P. Hawks

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Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone:
(602) 234.7802
Fax:
602-277-5595
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Areas of Practice

Ronnie Hawks's practice focuses on environmental and regulatory matters involving a wide variety of state, federal, and tribal environmental programs, including:

  • Federal and state Superfund laws;
  • Solid and hazardous waste regulations; and
  • Surface water and groundwater quality under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Arizona’s Aquifer Protection Permit program, and similar laws.
  • Mr. Hawks joined Jennings Haug Cunningham as a partner in the firm’s environmental services practice in 2012.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Arizona State University, College of Law
    • J.D., 1998
  • College of William and Mary
    • B.A., 1985

Representative Engagements

  • Led successful administrative appeal of environmental permit in a complex mining case.
  • Negotiated settlements with state and federal agencies regarding hazardous waste violations at industrial manufacturing facilities, recycling facilities, and landfills.
  • Performed environmental compliance audits on client’s industrial facilities state-wide, negotiated settlement of liability for violations, and developed compliance management procedures.
  • Negotiated settlement of Superfund liability for pesticide-contaminated agricultural property impacting tribal land.
  • Led a potentially responsible party search under federal and state Superfund laws for one of the largest Superfund sites in the country.
  • Assisted a water provider in obtaining replacement supplies for production wells contaminated by mining wastes.
  • Negotiated settlement of liability for petroleum releases from underground storage tanks. Negotiated settlement of liability under the Clean Air Act for asbestos handling violations.

Published Works

  • BIA Proposes Federal Recognition for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, 10 Native American Resources Committee Newsletter, No. 1, American Bar Association. (May 2014)
  • USEPA Report on Navajo Nation Uranium Cleanup Issued, 9 Native American Resources Committee Newsletter, No. 1, American Bar Association. (July 2013)
  • The Supreme Court Denies Review of Kivalina Global Warming Damages Claim, 9 Native American Resources Committee Newsletter, No. 2 American Bar Association. (July 2013)

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, (2011-2020)
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Arizona, Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law (2015 - 2019)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Native American Resources Committee Co-Chair (2014-2015); Chair (2015-2017)
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, Native American Resources Committee, Newsletter Chair (2012-14)
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, Superfund and Natural Resources Damages Litigation Committee, Programs Vice-Chair (2015-16)
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, Water Resources Committee, Membership Vice-Chair (2013-14)
  • Arizona Forward, Southern Regional Council (2013-2015)
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, Leadership Development Program (2012-13)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section