Michael T. Dawkins, shareholder in the Jackson office, concentrates his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, environmental law and in conducting internal investigations and defending investigations conducted by the government. He has extensive experience with civil Federal False Claims Act litigation, including trial experience. Mr. Dawkins' white collar practice involves his defense of individuals and companies investigated or charged with economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, tax evasion, crimes against the environment and various other white collar crimes. These and other cases he has defended often include charges of mail fraud and wire fraud. In the area of environmental law, his practice involves enforcement matters and environmental audits.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dawkins practiced public accounting for four years in the areas of auditing and tax, and he earned his license as a certified public accountant in 1984. He has maintained his CPA license and has represented CPAs in professional liability cases and disciplinary proceedings.