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ABA Legal Malpractice Seminar coming to Boston

The ABA Spring 2014 National Legal Malpractice Conference will take place in Boston, MA on April 30 through May 2, 2014.  Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP is a sponsor and a major contributor to the conference.  The conference will be attended by Kim M. Jackson, Christine L. Mast and Ryan Mock, all partners in the firm that represent attorneys in professional liability matters.

If you are an adjuster and plan on attending, let us know.  We would love to see you there.


HPTY again honored with SuperLawyers

 photo Super20Lawyer.jpgYour host Kim Jackson and numerous other attorneys at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP were honored this week with the SuperLawyers designation.

Many of the attorneys that handle legal malpractice cases for HPTY were so honored, including

-Kim M. Jackson

-Christine L. Mast

-Lane Young

-Ryan Mock, and

-Teresa Lazzaroni.

Additionally, Bryan Grantham was honored as a Rising Star.

Visit SuperLawyers here to find out who in the firm was so honored in other areas.


The Abusive Litigation Seminar is coming – with new management

The sad news for the Atlanta professional liability bar is that Charlotte Perrell has left Georgia to practice law on a tropical island (seriously).  Charlotte was co-chair of the Georgia ICLE professional liability seminar and the abusive litigation seminar.  As a result, Kim M. Jackson has joined Frank Beltran to co-host the Abusive Litigation seminar this year.  The seminar will take place on February 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.  The seminar is very useful for all civil litigation attorneys, as it covers O.C.G.A. 9-15-14, 13-6-11, 51-7-80 and 9-11-68, as well as the rules of the appellate courts.  Each of the speakers on these statutes have spoken at this seminar for many years and are experts on their subjects.  Don’t miss this one!


Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice

Kim M. Jackson, moderator

Kim M. Jackson is moderating a great all day CLE seminar in Atlanta, Georgia on September 26, 2012 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel.

The program is called “Civil Court Judicial Forum:  Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice” and is hosted by NBI.  NBI puts on a number of solid CLE programs in Georgia. 

You can register here.  The panel includes nine different judges from the state courts of counties in the Atlanta area.  The panel includes the Honorable Susan B. Forsling (State Court Fulton County), Irma B. Glover (State Court Cobb County), Stacey K. Hydrick (State Court DeKalb County), Aaron B. Mason (State Court Clayton County), John R. Mather (State Court Fulton County), John C. Carbo (Chief Judge, State Court Clayton County), Melodie H. Clayton (State Court Cobb County), Susan E. Edlein (State Court Fulton County) and Eleanor L. Ross (State Court DeKalb County).

The program should be interesting.  Hope to see you there.


Evidence CLE coming soon

March 23, 2012 – Evidence CLE by NBI at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. 

See prior notice here.

You can sign up on the day of the seminar.  Kim Jackson will speak on the ethics hour and will discuss the new Georgia rules of evidence to take effect in 2013.


HPTY Adds To SuperLawyers

The tights of justice are a bit tingly.

Numerous Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP attorneys were added to the Georgia SuperLawyers for 2012.  Named specifically in the Professional Liability Defense category were Kim M. Jackson and Christine L. Mast

Other HPTY attorneys that belong in the Attorney Defender category who were named SuperLawyers (but primarily identified in other categories) were H. Lane Young, IIT. Ryan Mock, Jr. and Michael J. Goldman

SuperLawyers also named multiple HPTY attorneys as Rising Stars, including Attorney Defenders Matthew F. Barr and M. Elizabeth O’Neill.

Kim M. Jackson was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia.

Christine L. Mast was  named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia.

H. Lane Young, II and Christine L. Mast were also named to the Best Lawyers In America, 2012 in the categories of Professional Malpractice Law and Legal Malpractice Law, respectively.  They were two of fourteen HPTY attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America, 2012.


Oral Argument in Johnson v. Liebel

In an important legal malpractice appeal before the Georgia Supreme Court, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP’s Christine Mast told it how it was.  Rich Harris represented the plaintiff, Dr. Johnson.

Christine Mast and Joe Wieseman following today's oral argument.

See the oral arguments here.

Read about the case here.

Kim Jackson Cleans Up The Mess

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