Samuel J. Hawthorne

Areas of Practice

Mr. Hawthorne primarily practices in the areas of business law, tax law and trusts and estates law.  This includes mergers and acquisitions, 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. He assists clients in planning and organizing 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 and 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
    • Director
  • South Plains Trust & Estate Council: Member
  • Lubbock County Bar Association; State Bars of Texas & New Mexico: Member

Civic Organizations

  • Covenant Health System: Board of Directors
  • Lubbock Methodist Hospital System: Board of Directors
  • Kingdom Preparatory Academy: Board of Directors
  • Children's Home of Lubbock: Board of Directors
  • 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
    • Texas Tech Law Review:  Associate Editor
  • College of the Southwest, B.B.A. Accounting, summa cum laude, 1993