About the Lucius Hawes Law Firm

We build strong relationships with our clients!
In order to serve you better, we limit the number of cases we handle. We will always work toward settling your case quickly and for the maximum amount possible, but when that’s not possible (sometimes the insurance company won’t be reasonable) you will have a strong advocate and experienced trial attorney on your side in court.

You will work directly with your lawyer throughout your case; you won’t get stuck with a “case manager” or “paralegal,” and you won’t get shifted from one lawyer to another. Building a strong attorney-client relationship is critical to a successful personal injury claim or jury trial. In order to provide personalized services, we limit the number of cases we handle. It all starts with a free consultation and evaluation about your accident and injury claim. When we meet to discuss your case; we will use our time together to explain the law and make sure we are the right law firm for you.

Straight answers and honest representation throughout your case!
If you’ve been injured in an accident and are seeking full and fair compensation for your financial losses, you deserve to know that your attorney is on your side with honest, straight answers. If you can’t trust what you’re hearing from your lawyer, it’ll be hard to trust that the other side will take your case seriously.

At the Lucius Hawes Law Firm, we know how important your case is to you and your family. We represent clients from all walks of life. After 40 years, we haven’t met a client yet who would rather hear empty promises than the truth. Contact us today to talk to one of our lawyers about your accident claim.

We provide free consultations and evaluations!
It all starts with a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

We handle cases in all cities and towns within western Kentucky and middle Tennessee, including Louisville, Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Henderson, Paducah, Mayfield, Murray, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Nashville, Clarksville, Jackson, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Smyrna, Springfield & Cookeville.

Our offices are located in Hopkinsville and Henderson, Kentucky as well as Clarksville, Tennessee. There is free parking at all locations. We are available to take your call during our office hours from 8 AM to noon and 1 PM to 5 PM. Evening and weekend appointments are possible by special arrangement. If Spanish is your first language, we can arrange to have an interpreter present.


Workers’ Compensation

This law firm handles workers’ compensation cases in Kentucky & Tennessee. If you’ve been injured at work or on the job, call us today.

Maritime Law & The Jones Act

A unique set of laws applies to boat crew members who have been injured in or over the water. These laws are called Maritime Jones Act Admiralty, Maintenance, and Cure Laws.

Personal Injury

Have you suffered from a personal injury in an accident? We have experience helping our clients reach full and fair settlements in all types of personal injury cases.

River Barge & Boat Crew Injuries

Injured while working on a riverboat crew? Serious accidents occur that result in life changing injuries and sometimes death. We file Jones Act Claims.

Car & Truck Wrecks

We can help you recover losses resulting from a motor vehicle accident and/or reduce the hefty amount of paperwork, “red tape,” and hassle often associated with car accident insurance claims.


– 1977, Beginning

Lucius graduated from University of Louisville and passed the Kentucky bar exam. Started general practice in Hopkinsville, KY.

– 1979, Civil Rights

Won civil rights case against city of Hopkinsville related to cities’ attempt to revoke business license of owner operating activities center called the “Down Stroke” for African American youth.

– 1980, Prosecutor

Hired by local county attorney. Became part-time prosecutor in district court.

– 1982, National Guard Case

During National Guard Summer Camp at Fort Polk, successfully defended Kentucky African American soldier wrongfully accused of sexual assault.

– 1982, Bankruptcy Trustee

Became counsel to Western Kentucky Bankruptcy Trustee. Focus of practice shifted to Bankruptcy practice until 1988.

– 1988, Personal Injury

Lucius became licensed to practice law in Tennessee. Practice shifted to personal injury in Kentucky and Tennessee. Included car wrecks, truck wrecks, premises liability, injury claims against the United States, and maritime injury cases.

– 1996, Workers’ Compensation

Expanded practice to include Kentucky and Tennessee workers’ compensation cases.

– 2006, New Office

Opened present office, located at 300 East 18th St. in Hopkinsville, KY.

– 2008, Super Lawyer

Became recognized as a Super Lawyer, continuing through present.



Contact us today for a free and confidential initial consultation.