February 1, 2017

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP obtained a defense verdict at the conclusion of a bench trial before the Honorable James DeLuca of the New Jersey Superior Court of Bergen County. Roy Viola was lead counsel to the homeowner who sold the property in question and was ultimately responsible for the replacement of the septic system.

January 26, 2017

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP obtained a complete defense verdict in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico on behalf of Deans, Inc., a full service industrial electrical services provider. HPTY attorneys Lane Young and Jason Irvin represented Deans in this hard fought case against the premiere subrogation firm, Cozen O’Connor.

  • February 17, 2017

    ATLANTA, February 17, 2017 – Twenty lawyers from Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, evaluates lawyers through a patented multiphase selection process involving independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. 

  • December 19, 2016

    In a matter considering the requisite expert evidence on the issue of causation in a mold exposure, personal injury case, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s denial of a Motion for Summary Judgment of a remediation contractor. The Court concluded that the expert testimony causation standards recognized by the Georgia Supreme Court in Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. v. Knight, 299 Ga. 286, 291 (2016), a case considering the expert testimony standard in an asbestos exposure case, applied to mold exposure cases.

  • December 2016

    Tracy Cowan of the St. Louis office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP ("HPTY"), with assistance from Karen Volkman, Melissa Vaughn, Katie Doll, and David Hartung, obtained summary judgment on behalf of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”), in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, in a case alleging wrongful death as a result of asbestos exposure through Decedent’s alleged work as a brake mechanic at Volkswagen dealerships in Missouri and California.