Hawkins Parnell Litigators Named in 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers Lists

January 25, 2023 – Press Release

January 25, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) – Four attorneys from Hawkins Parnell & Young's Los Angeles and Orange County offices were recognized in the 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list, including Elaine FreschJerry Popovich, Scott Draper (Rising Stars), and Crystal Le (Rising Stars). Elaine was also named to the Southern California Top 50 Women Lawyers list.

Part of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers uses a research-driven and peer-influenced patented selection process, selecting 5% of attorneys in the region to the Super Lawyers list, and 2.5% or less in the Rising Stars list.

Hawkins Parnell litigators chosen to the 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list:

  • Elaine Fresch defends construction defect litigation, representing developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and product manufacturers. She is a member of CLM's Construction Advisory Board and a Co-Chair of CLM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Elaine also is distinguished nationally in equine law as an award-winning equestrian who actively competes.
  • Jerry Popovich 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.
  • Scott Draper represents insurance carriers, corporations, small businesses, and individuals in personal injury lawsuits and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, including cases arising out of catastrophic injury.
  • Crystal Le defends clients in personal injury litigation arising out of automobile accidents and premises liability, including national corporations, insurance companies, and a major transportation network company.