Kyle Douglas Hawkins

Kyle Douglas Hawkins

Former Solicitor General of Texas

Kyle Hawkins is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of its Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group. Mr. Hawkins recently returned to the Firm after serving as the Solicitor General of Texas, where he represented the State of Texas in its most high-profile appellate matters in state and federal 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 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.