Ryan Kujawski Joins Hawkins Parnell's Toxic Tort & Environmental Group in Los Angeles

September 11, 2023 – Press Release

September 11, 2023 – (Los Angeles, CA) –Ryan Kujawski has joined Hawkins Parnell & Young as a partner in the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Toxic Tort & Environmental practice group.

Edward R. Ulloa, senior partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, said, “We are excited to add Ryan to Hawkins Parnell’s national products liability practice. He is a well-established, highly respected strategic litigator of asbestos and toxic exposure cases with decades of trial experience throughout California and across the country, and on behalf of the group, we look forward to working together.”

Ryan is an accomplished litigation attorney with extensive trial experience and more than two decades of practice handling litigation in federal and state courts throughout California. His practice focuses on asbestos and toxic exposure cases. He manages all aspects of complex civil litigation matters, from case assessment through trial, on matters related to insurance defense, products liability, premises liability and toxic tort.  In recent years, Ryan’s practice has involved defending manufacturers of cosmetic talc products in some of the highest profile cases in California, South Carolina, New York and other jurisdictions.

The firm’s Toxic Tort and Environmental practice team focuses on the defense of asbestos, talcum powder, silica, and chemical exposures. Having litigated in all 50 states, the lawyers have tried more than 500 toxic tort cases to verdict as lead counsel and have taken the lead or participated in over 10,000 fact and expert depositions. The practice operates using comprehensive strategies for handling mass multi-jurisdictional toxic tort litigation and has successfully implemented those strategies in numerous cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability and property damage. In addition, the group has significant experience in class actions related to mass tort litigation.

“I am excited to join the esteemed lawyers at Hawkins Parnell, and to work with Ed and everyone at the firm on matters of contaminants and toxic torts, and product liability and tort litigation,” said Ryan.

Prior to joining Hawkins Parnell, Ryan was Counsel at Lathrop GPM, and he previously served as a senior trial attorney in the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel. He is licensed in California, the District of Columbia and Virginia. He holds a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he focused on Litigation & Trial Practice. While there, he served as associate editor of the Oregon Review of International Law, was a member of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force and earned a Criminal Practice Certificate. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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.