Hawkins Parnell Litigators Named 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 11, 2024 – Press Release

January 11, 2024 (Los Angeles, CA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young has four partners from the Los Angeles and Orange County offices recognized in the 2024 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers, including Jeffrey Deane, Elaine FreschJerry Popovich, and Ed Ulloa. In addition, Elaine is on the Top 50 Women Lawyers list and Jerry is on the Top 50 Orange County Lawyers list, each for the 11th year.

2024 Southern California Super Lawyers

  • Jeffrey Deane (Los Angeles) defends complex matters primarily in multi-party toxic and mass tort litigation, including cases arising from alleged exposure to asbestos, silica dust, and hazardous substances. Jeff’s clients include Fortune 100 manufacturers and suppliers of construction, mining and earth-moving machinery, consumer products, automotive products, HVAC equipment, and natural stone products.
  • Elaine Fresch (Los Angeles, Las Vegas) defends a variety of complex matters involving construction defect, product liability, and general liability, including construction accidents. She is a member of CLM's Construction Advisory Board and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Elaine is also distinguished nationally in equine law and is an award-winning equestrian who actively competes.
  • Jerry Popovich (Orange County) focuses on complex litigation involving personal injuries, toxic torts, general and product liability, and commercial disputes. He has tried over 70 trials as lead counsel. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate-level member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Orange County chapter.
  • Ed Ulloa (Los Angeles) is a first-chair trial lawyer and litigation strategist whose national practice involves the defense of clients in high-risk, mass tort and product liability litigation, including asbestos, talc, lithium-ion batteries, chemical exposure, flammable fabric, and automotive product liability cases. Ed has served as first-chair trial counsel in approximately 100 jury trials and 30 bench trials in over a dozen states.

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.