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THE HONORABLE ZACK HAWTHORN

MAGISTRATE JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

  • Appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, (2011)
  • Former Shareholder at Hawthorn & Hawthorn, P.C. Beaumont, Texas Shareholder (2001-2011)

EDUCATION
University of Texas School of Law Austin, Texas Juris Doctor, May 2001
Highest achievement in the study of Evidence (2000) Criminal Defense Clinic (1999-2001)
American Journal of Criminal Law (1999)

University of Texas Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Government, May 1998

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Texas (2001), United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2002), Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002), First Circuit Court of Appeals (2008), Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2008)

CERTIFICATIONS
Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2008)

MEMBERSHIPS
Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association (Board Member 2003-2010, Secretary 2004-2005, Treasurer 2005-2006, Vice President 2006-2007, President Elect 2007-2008, President 2008-2009, Immediate Past President 2009-2010); Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2000-2011), Jefferson County Bar Association (2001-present); Southeast Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2004-2011); Graduate of the Texas Criminal Trial College (2006); Beaumont Rotary Club, 2011-present

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Pro Bono Volunteer (2001-2011); Teen Court volunteer (2002-2011); Settlement Week Committee Chair (2005-2006); JCYLA Finance Committee Chair (2005); Volunteer Settlement Week Mediator (2003-2009): Coach of the Kelly High School Mock Trial team (2006-present)(3rd place finish in State tournament in 2007, 10th place state finish and winner of the Professionalism Award in 2008, 3rd place state finish in 2010, Region V Champions, 2007-2012)

LECTURES
2012 Pleading Requirements in Federal Court, State Bar of Texas CLE; 2012 Common Issues in Federal Civil Cases, Jefferson County Bar Association; 2010 Amendments to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, Jefferson County Bar Association - Criminal Law Section, 2011; Federal Court Criminal Practice: Nuts, Bolts, and Silver Bullets, Jefferson County Bar Association CLE, 2010; Federal Court Criminal Practice, Federal Court CLE, Jefferson County Bar Association, 2007; Guideline Practice Tips Including Post-Booker Sentencing Analysis, Southeast Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006; The Booker Report; The Past, The Present and Future Ramifications, Southeast Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2005; Effective Plea Bargaining, Criminal Justice Graduate Course at Lamar University, 2004; How to Work with the "Big Bar," State Bar of Texas Annual Conference, 2005