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Alan F. Herman is a Senior Partner with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Alan is an experienced trial lawyer who strives to provide personal attention to each of his clients. He specializes in tort litigation with an emphasis on the defense of medical professionals, product manufacturers and sellers in product liability litigation, transportation clients, owners and operators of premises, construction litigation, legal malpractice, insurance related matters to include bad faith cases and other general negligence litigation in both state and federal courts.

Alan believes in being personally available to his clients for depositions and other interactions when it is convenient for them, whether that is at 7:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. When clients need Alan due to accidents in the middle of the night or problems that urgently arise, they know they can count on him to be available and to hold each matter entrusted to him as highly important because it is to each of his clients.

Alan is personally committed to his trade and aggressively defends his clients in a respectful, well-prepared manner. Alan’s forthrightness and integrity have earned him the esteem of his peers, including judges, opposing counsel, and jurors.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 20%
  2. Debt Agreements: 20%
  3. Health Care: 20%
  4. Slip and Fall: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • David S. Currie

    Alan represented the Plaintiff in a high-profile personal injury case in which I was involved on the defense side. He impressed me with his competence, preparedness, and professionalism. He was always a pleasure to deal with and he did obtain a wonderful result for his client. I enjoyed getting to know Alan and am pleased to endorse him as an ethical and effective lawyer of the highest caliber.


    David Currie Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Hawkins & Parnell , LLP

303 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA, 30308


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2016
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2015
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2014
Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Transportation Law’American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell2013
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2013
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2012
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2011
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2010
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2009
Personal Injury LititgationThe Best Lawyers in America©2008
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2007
Personal Injury LititigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2006
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2005
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2004
Personal Injury LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2003
Personal InjuryGeorgia's Best LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell®N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP1973 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Miller v. WestPoint Home, Inc.The court granted a directed verdict on attorneys’ fees and expenses.
Allstate v. ElectroluxPlaintiff's expert could not prove causation
Bartlett v. LouisDefense verdict for psychiatrist in death case arising out of the use of tricyclic antidepressants
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of VirginiaN/AN/A1973
Duke UniversityPsychologyN/A1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, South Bend, IndianaNavigating the Legal SystemN/A
HMK Watermill Ventures, Nashville, TennesseeNavigating the Legal SystemN/A
Defense Research Institute Damages Seminar, Las Vegas, NevadaMediationN/A
American Law Firms Association Seminar, New Orleans, LouisianaMediationN/A