Scott William Dawkins

July 7, 1976May 30, 2014
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Atlanta attorney Scott William Dawkins passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2014.

Scott was an Atlanta native, and a graduate of The Lovett School, class of 1994. At Lovett, he participated in several sports, including basketball and track.

He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After graduation, Scott volunteered for AmeriCorps in a shelter for at-risk youth in San Jose, California.

Scott graduated from The Emory University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2004.

Scott practiced law in Atlanta since 2004, focusing on helping those in need, with a special emphasis on criminal defense. He worked as a Public Defender for DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton Counties. Scott also worked in the Conflict Resolution Office in Fulton County. He then operated his own successful private law practice.

Scott's character was best exemplified by his kindness and an abiding love for family and friends. He possessed a genuine, unpretentious, laid-back spirit, and was a popular personality known for his selfless nature and keen sense of humor.

Scott was highly intelligent, and intellectually curious, as demonstrated by his constant efforts to learn from his extensive travels; he consistently strived to help those he met from all walks of life. He particularly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as evidenced by his passion for attending sporting events with them, especially enjoying the Atlanta Hawks and Falcons, the Florida State Seminoles and the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Scott is survived by his father, Atlanta attorney William J. Dawkins, his mother, Atlanta resident Susan L. Dawkins, and his brother, Connecticut resident Jeffrey E. Dawkins, as well as his sister in law Sarah L. Dawkins, his nephew Lucas E. Dawkins and niece Scarlett M. Dawkins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:00pm at H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel at 173 Allen Road, N.E., Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328, 404.851.9900. Visitors will be received starting at 2:00pm at the funeral home. Following the service, a reception will be held at a venue that will be announced at the service.


  • A Visitation With The Family Thursday, June 5, 2014
  • Memorial Services Thursday, June 5, 2014

Scott William Dawkins

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Penny Hollis-Ofous

December 18, 2014

My daughter and I had no idea Scott passed away. He represented my daughter one time. He was an awesome lawyer and great person to know. We recommended him to friends who need an attorney. My condolences to his family because they lost a wonderful person. Atlanta lost a great attorney!

Penny Hollis-Ofosu

Mick Basinger

October 1, 2014

Susan and Bill,
I can't express the sorrow that I felt tonight when I was told of Scott's death. I have loved you guys since college and want you to know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayers .


July 23, 2014

Hi my name is Melinda I'm really sorry for the lost of your son he helped me with getting my children back in one of his cases when I thought I was alone he was very passionate and gave me lots of confidence my heart pours out to the family he will be very missed.

July 22, 2014

Although you are in a better place. I dreamed of you last night and it was sooooo clear you told me that everything was alright

Angela Coto

July 15, 2014

My deepest and most sincere sympathies to Mr. Dawkins' family, friends and colleagues. I will always remember how he made me feel during my difficult time. Although his time here was not long, he accomplished many great things and touched many people.

Susan Bailey

June 25, 2014

Just learned of this sudden loss of your son - I cannot find words to express my sorrow for your loss. Bill and Susan, I can only offer heartfelt condolences and tell you that I have you in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless you and all of your family and may he hold Scott in his arms forever.

Greg & Renee Simpson

June 18, 2014

Susan and Bill, we are so saddened by the news of Scott's passing. Words cannot express how sorrowful we are for you in this unexplainable time. Scott was such a sharp,personable,witty young man with so much quality of life ahead of him. Scott will be missed by all, but remembered with a smile. Our entire family extends our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

June 17, 2014

Sure do wish u were here now to help me through this pain of mines.

June 12, 2014

So sorry-- Terry Walsh

Jeanne-Ann Pine

June 7, 2014

I knew Scott from his time in San Jose. He was someone people couldn't get enough of. I saw him last at his friend Nishtha's wedding in San Jose and thought he had stayed the same sweet kid. I am so very sorry....