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Jacqueline Hawkins, esq.

General Counsel/Director of Risk Transfer

Jacqueline holds a unique dual role within the firm, acting as both general counsel and director of risk transfer. As general counsel, Jacqueline provides critical legal insight and guidance for the firm on a variety of business, regulatory and governmental issues. As director of risk transfer, she manages and mitigates complex risk scenarios for Sentinel clients, developing strategies that optimize profitability through education on best practices relative to contractual risk transfer and due diligence.

Hawkins earned her law degree from Elon University School of Law in 2015, after which she worked in private practice representing businesses through corporate formation, legal documentation review and compliance. Prior to law school, Hawkins double majored in criminal justice and forensic science at ECU. Her pre-law professional life included stints managing insurance claims and employee benefits.


Boards & Memberships

  • Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member of the Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Member of Young Risk Professionals


  • East Carolina University, Bachelor of Science
  • Elon University School of Law, Juris Doctor