John F. Boyle Jr. — March 1935 - July 2020
Boyle & Lowry, L.L.P.
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Samuel D. Hawk

Samuel D. Hawk Irving, Texas
Phone: (972) 650-7100
Fax: (972) 650-7105

Sam Hawk was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in North Augusta and Edgefield, South Carolina. He received his BA in history from The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina in 1983 and his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia in 1986. Additionally, he received a Master of Laws degree from the Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1996.

Sam served as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1988 to 2000. His career highlights include felony prosecutor with the 1st Armored Division in Nuremberg, Germany, ethics attorney with the Department of the Army in the Pentagon, Chief of Administrative Law for the 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Fort Rucker, Alabama. He attained the rank of Major.

Sam began his career in municipal law in 2003 when he became an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas. Over the next 16 years, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Dallas, Plano and Arlington. His work has included municipal court prosecution, employment law, police legal, the Public Information Act, and CJIS Compliance.

Sam joined Boyle and Lowry in April, 2019.

Sam's focus is in Municipal and Local Government Law.

Bar Admissions

South Carolina: 1987-2002
Texas: 2001
United States Supreme Court: 1996


College of Charleston, 1983
BA in History

University of South Carolina School of Law, 1986

Judge Advocate General’s School of the U.S. Army, 1996
Master of Laws

Military Honors

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal