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

March 28, 2016 – Press Release

March 28, 2016 (Austin, TX) – Hawkins Parnell & Young, a national litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Ranelle M. Meroney and Amy C. Welborn have joined HPY’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 HPY. “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 & Young

Hawkins Parnell & Young is a national defense litigation firm that has represented many of the largest and most well-known companies in high-risk litigation and business disputes. The 250-strong litigation team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, try cases to verdict in all 50 states.