Caleb Hawkins is an associate with Sandberg Phoenix. He focuses his practice on civil litigation defense with a concentration in products liability, premises liability and toxic tort defense, including asbestos defense.
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.
Caleb has the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ on Martindale Hubbell®, which is given by attorneys who have interacted with him during his legal career.
Caleb earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Political Science from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He also has his Master of Science in Education Administration from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, earning his Juris Doctor.
He is licensed to practices in the states of Illinois and Missouri and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Caleb is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the American Bar Association and the Young Friends of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.