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Kristin Brock Martin


Kristin defends some of the nation's leading property and casualty insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of civil litigation areas, including product liability, premises liability, and general liability. She is highly experienced in toxic tort litigation and has defended numerous corporations in occupational exposure cases in which plaintiffs allege exposure to asbestos, silica, talc, and fiberglass dust. Kristin’s product liability clients include manufacturers and suppliers of various types of products and equipment associated with construction, sandblasting, home remodeling, and respiratory protection.

Kristin has been consistently successful in obtaining favorable outcomes for her clients in occupational exposure cases. She helped obtain a defense verdict in a recent fiberglass dust case tried in Georgia and is currently handling several silica cases. Kristin recently obtained summary judgment in a Georgia silica case involving allegedly defective respirators and has obtained summary judgment in countless asbestos cases filed in Georgia and Alabama.

Prior to joining Hawkins Parnell & Young in 2004, Kristin served as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Joel J. Fryer in the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia.

Professional Expertise

Kristin's clients include: State Farm Fire & Casualty, Nationwide Insurance, Liberty International, Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC, DAP, Inc., Bicknell Supply Company, Kelly-Moore Paint Company, CertainTeed Corporation, Foseco, Dana Corporation, Riley Stoker, and Duro Dyne Corporation.



  • Georgia State University College of Law  (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Georgia  (B.A., 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Alabama State Bar
  • DRI
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • Howell et al. v. Normal Life of Georgia, Inc., et al.
  • Beverley v. Cleveland Electric, State Court of Fulton County