November 30, 2021

Volume XI, Number 334


John C. Hawk IV

John Hawk is a skilled litigator with over a decade of experience serving the complex and diverse litigation needs of Fortune 500 companies and smaller lenders. He focuses his practice on consumer finance, lender liability and insurance.

Specifically, John routinely defends cases brought pursuant to ERISA, FCRA, TCPA and FDCPA. His clients include life and disability insurance companies, banks and other lenders, and mortgage servicers.

John’s experience includes frequent appearances in state and federal courts, including the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of South Carolina.


For a national bank, defeated certification of class action brought on behalf of mortgagors unsuccessfully attempting to modify mortgages.

  • On behalf of national bank, prevailed in South Carolina Court of Appeals in matter involving Uniform Commercial Code, FDCPA and fraud.

  • Prevailed in the Supreme Court of South Carolina in an insurance matter regarding application of the doctrine of laches to allegations of extrinsic fraud.

  • Representing multiple insurers of life and disability benefits, including those governed by ERISA.

  • Successfully defended plan record-keeper against claims of breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA § 502(a)(3).


Articles in the National Law Review database by John C. Hawk IV