Texas Trial Lawyers Ranelle Meroney and Amy Welborn Join HPTY's Austin Office

March 28, 2016

AUSTIN, March 28, 2016 – Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP (HPTY), a national litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Ranelle M. Meroney and Amy C. Welborn have joined HPTY’s expanding Austin office as partners.

Meroney and Welborn together bring more than 54 years of experience as litigators and trial lawyers defending corporations, premises owners and individuals, primarily in the areas of premises liability, construction, employment, and business disputes. Their arrival brings the firm’s total number of Texas-lawyers to 31.

“We could not be more delighted to have Ranelle and Amy join us,” said Ronald G. Polly, Jr., Managing Partner of HPTY. “They bring a wealth of experience that raises our regional presence throughout Texas, specifically in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.”

“They are joining a thriving group in Austin that serve as national and regional counsel for companies around the country in a wide range of commercial litigation, labor and employment, product liability, and toxic tort litigation,” added Christopher C. Ege, Partner-in-Charge of the Austin office.

Meroney focuses on defending personal injury, property damage, employment, construction and defamation cases, with a special emphasis on premises liability matters. As a trial lawyer for more than 35 years, she has tried over 100 first-chair jury trials. She is also board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, Meroney serves as an adjunct professor for the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Texas School of Law.

Welborn is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 16 years of experience representing corporations and individuals in litigation involving business disputes, property damage, construction, employment, professional liability, subrogation, and personal injury defense. Additionally, Amy represents doctors and other professionals in administrative licensing hearings at their respective state or federal administrative agencies.

About Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP 
Over the last half century, HPTY has grown to include more than 150 lawyers in nine offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis and San Francisco. HPTY represents some of America’s largest corporations, small local businesses and individual clients in high risk litigation and business disputes across the country.


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