HPY Expands its New York Office

August 1, 2013 – Press Release

August 1, 2013 (New York, NY) – Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce that Edward P. Abbot, Mark D. Debrowski, Sara Murphy, Alfred J. Sargente, and Roy F. Viola, Jr., all formerly of Smith Abbot LLP, have joined HPY as of August 1, 2013.

Abbot and his team add both depth and breadth to HPY's Federal and State litigation defense practice, which includes general civil and commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability, mass/toxic torts, environmental litigation, and insurance defense.

Abbot stated, “I am absolutely thrilled about our coming on board with the very fine lawyers at HPY and am extremely excited about complementing and contributing to HPY’s growing national, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania practice. The ‘fit’ of not only the lawyers, but also, and very importantly, the philosophy and vision of HPY is perfect. My team and I could not be more delighted.”

Ed Abbot and his team have extensive litigation experience in mass toxic torts and product liability cases, including acting as national coordination defense and trial counsel in mass toxic tort litigation. Ed serves as liaison and local counsel in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Federal and State courts, and as counsel in asbestos, lead, industrial machinery, pharmaceutical, and other product cases and is experienced in real estate, business torts and commercial disputes, construction equipment, aviation, and restaurant litigation. 

Ron Polly, managing partner of HPY, stated: "We are extremely excited to have such a high quality group of lawyers join our New York City office. Their addition furthers HPY's goals for long term growth in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New England. The addition of Ed Abbot's team has long been a part of HPY's strategic vision for expansion in New York, and we are pleased that it has now come to fruition. Not only have we added some terrific lawyers, but a group of great people as well.”

HPY’s New York office is located at 90 Broad Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004-2205.

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.