Law360 Quotes Partner Peter Jacxsens on Court's Opinion Fully Dismissing Sherwin-Williams from a Personal Injury Lawsuit in "7th Circ. Keeps Sherwin-Williams' Forklift Injury Win" Article

August 16, 2023 – Media Coverage

August 16, 2023 - Atlanta, GA/ Chicago, IL - The August 15, 2023 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the matter of Burns v. Sherwin-Williams Co. affirmed the win secured by Hawkins Parnell attorneys Peter Jacxsens in Atlanta and John Kohnke in Chicago, fully dismissing the firm's client Sherwin-Williams from a negligence and premises liability personal injury lawsuit. Pete was quoted in today's Law360 article about the decision, "7th Circ. Keeps Sherwin-Williams' Forklift Injury Win," saying, "they're pleased with the decision," and called Burns' attorney, "a formidable adversary and true professional."

Peter Jacxsens, a partner based in the firm's Atlanta office, advises and defends businesses and professionals in high-exposure civil litigation and trials throughout Georgia, including manufacturers, landowners, transportation companies, and insurers. He also counsels clients on litigation avoidance, trial strategy, budgeting, and negotiations. Pete focuses on delivering cost-effective services by providing thorough initial investigations and straightforward legal analyses of claims to determine whether they should be disposed of early or prepared for trial.

John Kohnke, Of Counsel and based in the firm's Chicago office, has been a trial attorney for more than 35 years. He defends corporations and government entities in state and federal litigation involving high-risk toxic exposures, environmental issues, product liability, and catastrophic accidents, including traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and wrongful death. John also advises and defends employers in employment matters.


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