Teresa E. Lazzaroni

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

Teresa E. Lazzaroni is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP and serves as a member of the Tort Litigation Team.  Her practice concentrates on insurance defense in the areas of private and commercial transportation, general liability including product liability and premises liability, construction and heavy equipment litigation, and professional negligence. Teresa defends and advises clients on issues involving personal injury, property damage, general tort and contract liability.  She assists Fortune 500 companies, large and small business owners and their employees, professionals, lawyers and their law practices. Her ability to focus on the relevant legal issues has resulted in a successful motions practice and has been effective to force settlement in otherwise complex cases.  Teresa also is a lead member of the national discovery counsel team for a Fortune 500 retailer. Teresa understands both the business and emotional elements of any claim or litigation.  Her 25 years of legal experience and training as a mediator provide her with the ability to effectively analyze the merits of a claim and develop an efficient plan in cooperation with her clients for potential early resolution. 

Teresa also serves professionals with complex asset and high income estates in the area of family law.  Prior to joining Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Teresa served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. Her appellate practice successfully upheld over one hundred orders terminating the parental rights of neglected and abused children. In addition, as a Special Assistant Attorney General working with the Cobb County Child Support Enforcement Office, she represented the interests of over 7,000 children and instituted legal proceedings to collect millions of dollars of past due child support for the children of the State of Georgia.

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J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (1986)

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (1983)

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