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About Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP

Generally considered a top-tier Atlanta firm, Hawkins Parnell & Young specializes in civil litigation. With more than 130 lawyers, the firm has 10 offices across the U.S.

From the Land of Peach Trees

Hawkins Parnell & Young was founded in 1963 in Atlanta, GA. The firm is primarily a litigation shop, concentrating on high-risk trial and appellate work at the state and federal levels for clients ranging from small local businesses to national corporations. Hawkins Parnell & Young clients have included Union Carbide, Bayer, Monsanto, National Car Rental, Abbott Laboratories, and the Atlantic Richfield Company.

Focus on Litigation

While Hawkins Parnell & Young is known for its work in areas such as product liability, toxic tort, professional negligence, construction litigation, legal malpractice, premises liability and governmental liability, one of the firm's most highly regarded sub-specialties is likely its medical malpractice unit, which features a team of registered nurses who serve as medical consultants and witnesses. In its decades of practice, the firm has litigated hundreds of medical malpractice cases and served as lead counsel in well over 1,000 fact and expert depositions.

Beyond medical malpractice, the firm's successes have included fending off legal malpractice and fraud charges for an attorney client, securing dismissal for a product liability suit claiming that various automotive products had caused a plaintiff's lung cancer and successfully defending clients in mesothelioma and wrongful death cases.


Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP

303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 614-7400

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Christine L. Mast
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
150 - 250

Base Salary

Firm did not provide salary information

Employment Contact

Dawn H. Anderson
Chief Human Resources Officer
(404) 614.7498

No. of U.S. Offices: 10

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA (HQ)
Austin, TX
Charleston, WV
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Napa, CA
New York, NY
St. Louis, MD
San Francisco, CA

Major Departments

Administrative & Regulatory Litigation
Banking & Financial Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation
Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
Insurance Litigation
Labor & Employment
Long Term Care Litigation
Premises Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation
Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
Transportation Litigation