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Hawkins Parnell & Young Expands in San Francisco

June 17, 2020 – Press Release

June 17, 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce the addition of four litigators in the San Francisco office. The team of attorneys from Foley & Mansfield includes Khaled Taqi-Eddin, Christine L. Hawkins, Randall K. Bernard, and Solomon Pantuch.

“It is exciting to welcome this talented group to our San Francisco office,” said Jack Sibley, managing partner of Hawkins Parnell & Young. “Their knowledge and wide range of complementary skills in litigation strengthens our team and is an immediate benefit to our clients at a time when many are facing an onslaught of lawsuits from COVID-19 and other issues.”

“They bring a ton of experience managing litigation on a national basis for large companies and they have significant trial experience in Northern California and elsewhere,” added Bill Fountain, partner-in-charge of Hawkins Parnell & Young’s San Francisco office.

Taqi-Eddin is highly regarded by clients and peers for his courtroom abilities. He has handled several high profile cases and tried cases across the United States as lead counsel, including going to verdict in trials involving toxic torts, product liability, employment law, and family law. He has also served as lead counsel in many binding arbitrations. Taqi-Eddin is licensed in California and Hawaii. He obtained his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and B.A. from San Francisco State University.

Hawkins has been entrusted by many large international corporations to manage and defend litigation involving products liability, toxic torts, and premises liability. She makes frequent court appearances in federal and state courts across California and has tried several cases posing significant risks to her clients. Hawkins is licensed in California. She received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and B.A. from San Francisco State University.

Bernard defends manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and property owners in litigation involving products liability, premises liability, and toxic exposures to asbestos, silica, and benzene. He also has extensive experience litigating construction defect and governmental tort liability cases. Bernard has defended and managed hundreds of cases through trial, taking numerous cases to verdict as lead counsel and successfully arguing before the California Court of Appeals. Bernard is licensed in California. He obtained his J.D., cum laude, and M.P.A. from Syracuse University, and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Pantuch defends equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and premises owners in state and federal courts. He has handled a wide variety of complex, multi-defendant litigation, including cases involving defective products, exposures to toxic materials, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. Pantuch has tried cases in San Francisco and Alameda County. He is licensed in California. Pantuch received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and B.A., magna cum laude, from Ashford University.

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 lawsuits and business disputes. The team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, try cases to verdict across the United States. The firm has offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis, and San Francisco.