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McCarthy Hawkins

Of Counsel

As a Senior Investigative Assistant District Attorney, McCarthy Hawkins investigated and prosecuted hundreds of felonies and misdemeanors, including murders, attempted murder, assaults, gang assaults, robberies, weapons sale and possession and drug related crimes in New York State Supreme Court and New York City Criminal Court. In February 2015, after eight years of service, Mr.Hawkins left the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and established The Law Office of McCarthy A. Hawkins, which focuses on criminal defense representation and general civil practice. In 2017, McCarthy joined the Law Offices of David E. Levine as Of Counsel.

Mr. Hawkins represents our clients charged with crimes from arrest through final disposition by trial or settlement and is available 24/7. His experience and understanding of police and prosecutors’ practices and procedures ensures that our clients will receive aggressive and effective representation.


Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense
  • General Civil Practice

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate, City University of New York School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Siena College, Albany, New York

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York City Bar Association
  • King’s County Bar Association
  • Kings County Criminal Bar Association

Have Award-Winning Legal Counsel on Your Side

  1. Multilingual team speaking Russian, Polish, Spanish, and Hebrew
  2. Experienced trial lawyer in both State and Federal courts
  3. Tireless dedication to get your charges dismissed or reduced
  4. Featured on Court TV and Hot 97 FM radio
  5. Respected firm of the Bar, the Courts, Honorable Judges, the community, and professional peers
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We start with your story. We develop a case. We fight to win.
  • “I have used Mr. Levine in the past and will never use someone else.”

    Recent Client
  • “He created such a nice relationship with the young person I came to him for that they correspond with each other even after winning the case.”

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  • “David was so proactive with our son's issue and reacted professionally, quickly and we had amazing results!”

    Recent Client
  • “From the beginning, David was extremely knowledgeable and forthcoming, but more importantly he is quite personable and you know he is doing everything within his powers on your behalf.”

    Denise
  • “He represented my case with a pristine and professional mannerism.”

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  • “His long tenure from working on both sides of the law has given him skills and ability to resolve difficult cases.”

    Recent Client
  • “Goes the extra mile for his clients!”

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  • “I would not hesitate to hire him again”

    Former Client
  • “e knows the criminal court system inside and out, and frankly speaking, he is one of the most dedicated people I've ever met.”

    Recent Client
  • “I watched him fight my assault case and the way he put everything he had into it and even if things didn't work out i still would never use another lawyer.”

    Recent Client
  • “Highly recommend...Mr. Levine was knowledgeable...professional and an amazing lawyer...the case was closed with great results...Thank you David and also Monica for all your support!”

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