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David Marshall specializes in representing defendants in product liability litigation, including toxic torts, and long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and related specialties. He has defended and tried a wide variety of claims including asbestos, many types of products, premises, trucking, long-term care, breach of warranty, and disputes over commercial transactions.

A former prosecutor, he has tried over one hundred cases to verdict. In addition to Georgia, he has tried cases in California, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. He leads the Firm’s  Long Term Care/Assisted Living Litigation Practice Group.

David also serves as national coordinating counsel and national trial counsel to assist clients in managing and defending litigation nationwide.


Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 50%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 50%

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Contact info

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP

4000 Suntrust Plaza
303 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA, 30308


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201405/17/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200207/16/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198207/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Business Edition2014
Top Attorneys in GeorgiaAtlanta Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in GeorgiaAtlanta Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Rated Healthcare LawyerMartindale-Hubbell®2013
Top Attorneys in GeorgiaAtlanta Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
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Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Super Lawyers MagazineSuper Lawyer2005
AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell®N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Attorneys of AmericaMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Florida BarMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)MemberN/A
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)MemberN/A
Old Warhorse Lawyers ClubMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
Long Term Risk Legal ForumMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Georgia Senior Living AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Health Care AssociationMemberN/A
ALFA InternationalMemberN/A
Atlanta Claims AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyer AssociationJudicial Relations Committee ChairN/A
Defense Research Institute (DRI)MemberN/A
The Missouri BarMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mildred Cantrell v. VistaCare U.S.A., Inc. d/b/a VistaCare HospiceDismissal
Ryan George v. Jane DoeThe case was difficult to resolve, so David reached a novel agreement prior to trial that the damages be capped at $2 million.
Edwin Estenson, Deceased, et al. v. Certainteed CorporationResolved case for client after 8 days of trial.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1982