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HPY Elects Five New Partners

December 15, 2016 – Press Release

December 15, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce the election of five attorneys to its partnership from the New York and St. Louis offices. The group includes Mark D. Debrowski, Sara T. Murphy, Alfred J. Sargente, Melissa A. Vaughn, and Roy F. Viola, Jr. 

Learn more about the newly elected partners:

  • Mark D. Debrowski (New York, NY) has significant experience in class actions and mass tort litigation. He has represented Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson in the second largest Federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in history to public entities, including the New York State Common Retirement Fund in the second largest securities fraud recovery in history. 
  • Sara T. Murphy (New York, NY) defends product liability, toxic tort, and general liability litigation. She has extensive experience representing major manufacturers through all phases of litigation from trial to the appellate level in state and federal courts.
  • Alfred J. Sargente (New York, NY) is a seasoned litigator who primarily defends toxic tort and environmental litigation, product liability,commercial litigation, and general liability matters. Additionally, he has significant trial experience defending personal injury actions arising out of motor vehicle and transportation accidents, and other premises liability matters.
  • Melissa A. Vaughn (St. Louis, MO) represents clients in state and federal courts across the country through all phases of litigation. She has extensive experience defending toxic tort, environmental, product and premises liability, bad faith and coverage litigation, transportation, and general negligence actions. 
  • Roy F. Viola, Jr. (New York, NY) has been atrial attorney for more than two decades. He handles all aspects of litigation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including toxic tort, asbestos, construction defect, environmental, commercial and D&O cases. He has litigated cases in every courthouse in New Jersey and has been first-chair trial counsel in more than 35 jury trials around the country.