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Chris Collier Named Partner-in-Charge of Charleston Office

January 6, 2022 – Press Release

January 6, 2022 (Charleston, WV) – Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce the designation of Chris Collier as partner-in-charge of the Charleston office.

“We are excited to see where his leadership will take our West Virginia office,” said Christine Mast, managing partner of Hawkins Parnell. “Chris has displayed nothing but consummate business knowledge and an incredible work ethic throughout his career with Hawkins Parnell. We know he will continue to help our clients and the other Charleston attorneys succeed in the coming years.”

“It is a privilege to have a hand in growing this firm,” said Chris. “I look forward to building upon the work we have done over the past two decades defending clients in West Virginia litigation involving toxic exposures, product liability, and environmental claims. We will be expanding local services to encompass Hawkins Parnell’s national capabilities in transportation, professional liability, and general liability litigation, among other areas.”

Chris has been with Hawkins Parnell for more than 21 years. As a senior partner at the firm, he has served on the Executive Committee and has been the deputy partner-in-charge of the Atlanta office for the last four years. He is also a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and head of the COVID-19 Task Force.

With a national practice, Chris defends individuals and businesses, ranging from family-owned to Fortune 250 national and multinational corporations, in litigation involving premises liability, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, transportation, and general negligence. Chris focuses his practice in both federal and state courts in West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, and Connecticut but has represented clients as trial counsel in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States. As national coordinating counsel in mass tort litigation, he manages and coordinates litigation across the country.

About Hawkins Parnell & Young

Hawkins Parnell 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 team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, bring cases to verdict in all 50 states. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis, and San Francisco.