Kyle Douglas Hawkins

Kyle Douglas Hawkins

Former Solicitor General of Texas

Kyle Hawkins recently completed his tenure as the Solicitor General of Texas. In that role, he represented the State in high-profile matters before federal and state appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. He has presented 30 appellate oral arguments, including four before the United States Supreme Court and 17 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (including five en banc sittings). Mr. Hawkins previously practiced law in the Washington, D.C., and Dallas offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was a member of the Appellate and Constitutional Law practice group. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court, and the Hon. Edith H. Jones, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Hawkins is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College.