Nicea D’Annunzio Joins Hawkins Parnell's Toxic Tort & Environmental Group in New York

August 9, 2023 – Press Release

August 9, 2023 (New York, NY) – Nicea J. D'Annunzio has joined Hawkins Parnell & Young as a partner in the New York office and a member of the firm's national Toxic Tort & Environmental, Product Liability, and Construction practice groups.

Edward P. Abbot, partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office, said, “I have known Nicea for years, not only for her tremendous experience in defending mass tort litigation, nationally, but also for her impressive lawyering in general. She is a tenacious and formidable litigator, meticulous in her preparation and advocacy, and thoroughly dedicated to her clients. I am so excited and thrilled to welcome her to Hawkins Parnell.”

With over three decades in her practice, Nicea has defended corporations embroiled in intricate, multi-party litigation across fields such as toxic torts, construction, environmental, and product liability. Serving as national counsel for several corporations in asbestos litigation, she has extensive experience developing and implementing national litigation strategies, coordinating local counsel, engaging specialized technical experts, and orchestrating comprehensive trial preparation. Nicea’s background in biology and chemistry sets her apart in handling complex scientific and medical issues.

“I am excited to work with Ed Abbot and everyone at the firm,” said Nicea. “I have been fortunate to work with clients in the tri-state area and nationwide on complex issues at every stage of litigation, from inception to resolution, and look forward to continuing this work here.”

Nicea is licensed in New York and New Jersey. She holds a JD, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.S., magna cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson 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 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.