Becker & Poliakoff

Mary R. Hawk


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      • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D.
      • Georgia State University, B.A.
      • Florida State University, B.F.A.

    Bar Admissions

      • Georgia
      • Florida

    Court Admissions

      • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
      • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
      • U.S. Supreme Court



Mary R. Hawk is a shareholder in the firm’s community association practice group and is based out of the firm’s Bradenton office. She has been practicing in the Sarasota/Bradenton area since 1998. Ms. Hawk focuses her practice in the areas of general representation and dispute resolution for condominium, homeowner, cooperative and mobile home associations. She is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Certified Arbitrator.

Ms. Hawk is a two-time past president of the Community Associations Institute West Florida Chapter and served nearly 9 years on its board of directors. She is a frequent speaker, continuing education provider, and writer on issues concerning community associations. She is a past president and Emeritus member of the Manatee American Inn of Court, and recipient of the Mark Lipinski Mentorship Award (2020). Ms. Hawk is a past chair of the Florida Bar 12th Circuit Grievance Committee and has served as a fee arbitrator on the Florida Bar Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration committee. Ms. Hawk is admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia, the United States Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the federal District Court for Middle District of Florida. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law. She has two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and fine arts.


  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Section Member
  • 12th Circuit Local Professionalism Panel
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Friends of De Soto National Memorial, past president
  • Manatee County Bar Association, past board member
  • Manatee Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers, past board member
  • Manatee American Inn of Court – Emeritus member; past president
  • Judge, Stetson University College of Law: International Environmental Moot Court Competition, ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, and National Pre-Trial Competition