Evelyn Fletcher Davis

Partner
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303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30308-3243

Evelyn Fletcher Davis is a Senior Partner practicing in the Atlanta office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. As one of the nation’s leading toxic tort and product liability defense attorneys, Evelyn has tried, managed, and settled thousands of cases in complex toxic tort litigation. She has litigated cases involving asbestos, silica, mold, benzene and other chemicals, in addition to transportation and general product liability cases. Evelyn practices at the state, federal, and appellate court levels in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, where she has acted as local, regional, and national counsel for over forty corporations. She currently serves as national coordinating counsel to a global manufacturer of wire and cable products. A few of Evelyn’s prominent clients include CertainTeed Corporation, Dana Corporation, United Parcel Service (UPS), Shell Oil Company, Flowserve Corporation, Foseco, Inc., and Gardner Denver.

Professional Experience

Toxic Tort and Product Liability

Evelyn maintains an active practice in toxic tort and product liability litigation. She defends cases involving products such as brakes and linings for automobiles, trucks, motors and cranes, gaskets in automobiles, trucks and equipment, construction materials, roofing materials, joint compounds, building wall panels and wall boards, floor tiles and sheetings, cement, sewer pipes, pipe coverings, heat transfer products, pumps and packing, valves, steam and gas turbines, silica, and benzene. Her work involves examination and knowledge of the intended uses of products, operating principles, maintenance schedules and procedures, applicable regulations, and industry standards, all of which she applies to the development of aggressive defense strategies during all stages of trial.

Transportation

Evelyn defends national trucking companies, their drivers, and insurers against catastrophic injury and property damage claims. She is experienced handling cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment for food products, including fresh produce.

Appellate Practice

Evelyn actively defends environmental toxic tort cases in the trial and appellate courts in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. She is instrumental in the Florida dockets, where she leads her litigation areas in aggressive motion practice and enforcement of new legislation. She tries multiple cases in different counties and pursues and defends appellate review for her clients as necessary. See E.g., Genuine Parts Co. v. Parsons, 917 So. 2d 419 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006); Flowserve Corporation (f/k/a Durametallic, Inc.) v. Bonilla, et al., 952 So. 2d 1239 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007); Williams, et al., v. American Optical Corp., et al., 2008 Fla. App. LEXIS 12031 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008); Witkiewicz, et al v. ACandS, Inc., et al., No. 4D08-1170 (Fla. 4th DCA); American Optical Corporation, et al., v. Spiewak, et al., Nos. SC08-1616 and SC08-1640 (Fla. Sup. Ct. cases consolidated 2008); and American Optical Corporation, et al., v. Williams, et al., Nos. SC08-1617 and SC08-1639 (Fla. Sup. Ct. cases consolidated 2008).

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J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law (1998)

B.A., with honors, English, University of California, Santa Barbara (1994)

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