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Samuel J. Hawthorne
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Samuel J. Hawthorne

Areas of Practice

Mr. Hawthorne is Board Certified in Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by the Texas Board of Public Accountancy.

He provides representation to clients in Texas and New Mexico, primarily practicing in the areas of business law, tax law, estate planning, probate and wills, trusts and estates law. In the business law and tax law areas, Mr. Hawthorne’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, business sales and transitions, asset protection, estate planning, planning and preparation of trusts and wills, trust and estate litigation, trust and estate administration, probate, guardianship, agricultural law, real estate and general business and commercial law. Mr. Hawthorne also assists clients in planning and organizing LLCs, corporations, limited partnerships and other business entities and ventures, negotiating business acquisitions, sales and mergers and other complex commercial transactions.

Mr. Hawthorne’s tax practice includes estate, gift and income tax planning for individual and business clients as well as representation of them in tax litigation before the U.S. Tax Court and in tax controversies before the IRS. His tax practice also includes representation of and planning for tax-exempt, non-profit and/or charitable entities.

Professional History and Affiliations

  • Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C.: Shareholder
  • Board Certified by the Texas Legal Board of Specialization:
    • Tax Law
    • Estate Planning & Probate Law
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • State Bar of Texas- 1996
    • State Bar of New Mexico- 1997
    • U.S. Tax Court- 1997
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas- 1999
  • South Plains Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants:
    • President: 2006-2007
    • Former Director
  • South Plains Trust & Estate Council: Member
  • Lubbock County Bar Association; State Bars of Texas & New Mexico: Member

Civic Organizations

  • Kingdom Preparatory Academy: Board of Directors
  • Team Luke Hope for Minds: Board of Directors
  • Covenant Health System: Former Director
  • Lubbock Methodist Hospital System: Former Director
  • Children’s Home of Lubbock: Former Director
  • Women’s Protective Services: Former Director
  • The Covenant Health System Foundation: Former Director
  • Texas Boys Ranch: Former Director
  • Lubbock Area Foundation, Inc.: Former President and Director
  • New Mexico Christian Children’s Home: Former Director


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    • Order of the Coif at Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Texas Tech Law Review: Associate Editor
  • College of the Southwest, B.B.A. Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, 1993