Ronnie P. Hawks
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Areas Of Practice

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Tribal Law

Overview

Bar Admissions

Education

Published Works

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

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, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1998
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1985

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)
  • Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions, The Most Commonly Asked Questions in Environmental Law, Chapter 7 (2nd ed.), author (2011)
  • Cleanup of Contaminated Property and Liability Under WQARF and CERCLA, The Most Commonly Asked Questions in Environmental Law, Chapter 6 (2nd ed.) author (2011)
  • National Environmental Protection Act of 1969, State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Environmental Law Manual (1999)
  • Environmental Self-Audit Privilege and Immunity: Aid to Enforcement or Polluter Protection?, 30 Arizona State University Law Journal 235 (1998)
  • Co-author on Arizona issues, Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law: The Year in Review, Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, American Bar Association (various years)
  • Co-author, R. Clark, Waters and Water Rights, of Arizona state summary and annual supplements (various years)

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, (2011-2021)
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Arizona, Leading Lawyer in Environmental Law (2015-2017)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Native American Resources Committee Co-Chair (2014-2015); Chair (2015-2016)
  • 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)
  • DRI, Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
  • AZ Water Association, Member