Caleb D. Hawkins

Caleb D. Hawkins

Saint Louis, Missouri

Caleb D. Hawkins focuses his practice on civil litigation defense with a concentration in products liability, premises liability, and toxic tort defense, including asbestos defense. Caleb practices in counties all over the State of Illinois, including Madison County; the State of Missouri, including St. Louis City; and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

In his practice, Caleb has taken the depositions of well over one hundred witnesses. Caleb is well versed and knowledgeable of numerous industries and types of equipment/services as they relate to asbestos litigation, including: refineries, electrical equipment, power generation, HVAC, automotive, construction, pipefitting, the railroad, the Navy, contractors, employers, and premises.

Caleb has drafted and argued numerous dispositive motions that lead to favorable outcomes for clients based on a wide array of legal arguments, including: lack of product identification, lack of proximate cause, statute of repose, and statute of limitations.

Caleb also acts as lead associate attorney for several clients taking an active role in developing strategy, developing discovery through depositions and written discovery, drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions and pleadings, and acting as a resource in regards to client/product information and case strategy for other attorneys.

While in law school, Caleb worked for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and senior citizens. Caleb has also practiced in front of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in court appointed pro bono prisoner litigation matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2007
  • Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2015


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • M.S. - 2007
    • Major: Education Administration
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2004
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • AV "Peer Review Rated" from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Young Friends of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Member