Assistant Federal Defender, U.S. District Court EDTX
Ken Hawk came to the Federal Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas in 2006 after spending 10 years in State prosecution and 8 years at Perkins, Hawk, & Perkins, P.C. practicing medical malpractice litigation and criminal defense in Tyler, Texas. He’s tried cases of all shapes and sizes including weapons, drugs, burglary, and property crimes, as well as violent crimes including sexual offenses, child exploitation, robbery, homicide, and capital murder.
As an Assistant Federal Defender, he represents individuals charged in Federal Court with a variety of federal crimes including weapons offenses, drug offenses, computer related crimes, fraud, identity theft, and child exploitation.
He co-authored a paper on Computer Crimes with retired Federal Defender, G. Patrick Black, and has presented across the country on Computer Related Crimes, Cross Examination Techniques, Defending Child Exploitation Cases, and Ethics in the Practice of Appellate Advocacy.
He suffered law school at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas and has managed to retain permission to practice in Texas State Courts, the Northern District of Texas, the Eastern Districts of Texas, and the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is an avid road cyclist and he and his wife of 35 years, Denise, take the most pride in the achievements of their 5 children who are scattered across the country doing great things on their own.