Hawkins Parnell Names Emily Cunningham a Partner

January 2, 2024 – Press Release

January 2, 2024 (San Francisco, CA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young promoted Emily Cunningham to partner, effective January 1, 2024.

"We are proud of Emily and fortunate to have her as part of our team," said Mark Love, partner-in-charge of Hawkins Parnell's San Francisco office. "Clients have been asking for her by name for years. She is an excellent litigator with skills beyond her years of experience."

"When I joined Hawkins Parnell over three years ago, I never imagined the opportunities I would have or how enriching a culture could be for me professionally and personally," shared Emily. "I am grateful for the trust placed in me by the firm's shareholders and am enthusiastic about continuing to contribute to Hawkins Parnell's collective success."

Emily defends manufacturers, suppliers, premises owners, and high-profile clients in complex litigation involving product liability, mass torts, catastrophic injuries, commercial disputes, and sensitive issues. She earned recognition for her skills in commercial litigation in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Emily earned her law degree from California Western School of Law and her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. She was a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard D. Huffman at the California Court of Appeal and a law clerk with the California Attorney General's office.

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.