HPY Elects Six New Partners

July 1, 2014 – Press Release

July 1, 2014 (Atlanta, GA)  Hawkins Parnell & Young has elected six lawyers to the partnership from the firm’s Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles offices. 

"We are pleased to welcome these six very fine and talented lawyers into the partnership," said Ronald Polly, HPY's managing partner. "Each exhibits his or her own unique qualities and all maintain the highest level of legal ability and commitment to our clients."

Learn more about the newly elected partners:

  • Sarah (Sally) Bright (Atlanta, GA) is a member of the business litigation group. She concentrates her practice on the representation of corporate, municipal, and individual clients in complex business litigation, product liability, municipal liability, construction litigation, and general negligence matters. She prosecutes and defends suits involving a variety of areas of law including commercial and contractual disputes, business torts, real estate, and intellectual property.
  • Macy Chan (Los Angeles, CA) is a member of the toxic tort and product liability practice groups. Her experience in complex litigation includes case and docket management of voluminous caseloads both inside and outside of the courtroom. Macy has participated in all phases of litigation and has obtained favorable results for her clients with creative and innovative ideas. Macy also has experience in designing mock trials for clients with high risk cases, providing an extra level of risk analysis. She has recovered significant costs for her clients after both verdict and dispositive motions.  Macy also assists with any post-trial appellate issues that may arise.
  • Julie Jun Davis (Atlanta, GA) is a general civil litigation attorney whose practice has focused on commercial litigation. While she has experience in the areas of medical device and pharmaceutical product liability, false advertising, and antitrust, her current primary focus is on complex tort litigation. Before obtaining her law degree, Julie worked in medical research, in laboratories specializing in immunological and pathology research.
  • George Freeman (Dallas, TX) conducts product liability, personal injury, and premises liability litigation and docket management for several major clients. His work encompasses motion practice, all facets of discovery and pre-trial work, mediation and settlement. He has successfully resolved approximately 1500 state and federal court cases involving toxic tort claims. These cases were resolved through a combination of aggressive pre-trial work and negotiation and typically without paying claims. He has also represented clients in cases involving employment law and real estate loan default.
  • Kathryn Whitlock (Atlanta, GA) has extensive experience in a wide variety of litigation, including professional liability, product liability, and commercial cases. Kate has represented her clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, in all aspects of litigation from pre-suit negotiation to trial and through appeal. She has handled cases in state and federal court, as well as various administrative and alternative dispute forums. She has spoken and written on a number of subjects, including professional malpractice, legal ethics, trial practice, product liability, and premises liability. She is active in the Georgia high school mock trial program and the Forsyth County legal services for seniors program.
  • Joseph Wieseman (Atlanta, GA) is a member of the firm’s legal malpractice and business litigation practice groups. He has successfully represented attorneys and businesses in matters involving intellectual property, securities, corporate governance, employment discrimination, commercial contracts, and real estate. Joe has a wide range of litigation experience involving investigations, arbitration, and mediation. He also counsels attorneys and law firms in responding to bar grievances and on issues of professionalism and ethics.