Alexander D. Hawgood is a member of the employment and labor law department of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. Mr. Hawgood obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School.
With a focus on employment and labor litigation, Mr. Hawgood represents employers and employees in claims regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and Labor Code violations, including wage and hour matters.
Mr. Hawgood has experience litigating cases at every stage of the litigation process, from discovery to trial to appeals. Prior to joining Poole & Shaffery, LLP, Mr. Hawgood represented low-income tenants with claims of unsafe housing conditions, personal injury, retaliation, and discriminatory housing practices. Notably, he successfully petitioned and argued a complex case regarding civil procedure before a state supreme court. He has also assisted clients in various business disputes, ranging from breach of contract to trademark infringement, with a focus on pragmatic and cost-effective resolutions.
At the University of Chicago, Mr. Hawgood interned the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor, the Michigan Innocence Project, the Illinois State Appellate Defender, and the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project. These internships provided him with the opportunity to gain experience conducting discovery, writing and arguing pre-trial motions, and drafting appellate briefs before state intermediate and supreme courts.
Mr. Hawgood is licensed in California, the District of Columbia, New York, and Virginia. He is also a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.