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Warner S. Fox is a Senior Partner with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Warner has practiced with the Firm for more than 25 years. His practice focuses on catastrophic accident litigation primarily arising from matters involving transportation accidents, premises and product liability. Through the years, Warner has tried numerous cases involving many types of tort matters. He is often called upon by his clients to handle catastrophic matters in other jurisdictions. Many of those catastrophic matters have been cases involving traumatic brain injury, a topic on which he lectures frequently. Warner developed a subspecialty in defending these types of cases based upon his many years of experience in dealing with them.

Warner believes that the most important attribute a defense lawyer can bring to a client’s matter is the ability to quickly grasp the issues and threat to a client. By analyzing early in a case the client’s potential exposure, clients, through consultation with their lawyer, can determine whether or not the case is one that should be disposed of early or positioned for a possible trial. Warner firmly believes that the worst thing a defense lawyer can do for the client is advise that a case should be tried up until the time the case arrives at the courthouse steps and then retract the advice.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 34%
  2. Transportation: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

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Hawkins & Parnell , LLP

303 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA, 30308


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198407/15/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2016
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2014
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Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
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AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell®N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationPresidentN/A
ALFA InternationalMemberN/A
Claims and Litigation Management AllianceMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
American Law Firm AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationExecutive Vice President2005 - 2006
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2004 - 2005
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationVice President2003 - 2003
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1999 - 2002
State Bar of GeorgiaCo-Founder Young Lawyers High School Mock Trial Competition1987 - 1990
State Bar of GeorgiaBoard of Directors - Younger Lawyers Section1987 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tom Cooper and Gail Cooper v. Marten Transport, Ltd. and Dwayne StromanThe case ended at the liability phase and did not proceed to a determination of whether punitive damages were appropriate.
Nathaniel Polite v. Double View Ventures, LLC & Westdale Asset Management, Ltd.The Court of Appeals reversed a $5.25 million dollar verdict in favor of HPTY's client.
Susan J. Tomsic v. Marriott International, Inc. and Broderick W. SumnerObtained a directed verdict on behalf of our client in a hotly-contested negligent hiring and premises liability claim.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawN/A1984
University of Georgia, Valdosta State UniversityN/AN/A1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ALFA International Transportation SeminarIn Between a Rock and a Real Hard Place: How Do Carriers and Their Insurers Handle the Inevitable Stress of a Case That’s Value Approaches the SIR?2014
GTLA Annual Seminar, Atlanta, GeorgiaMock Trial Closing Argument2012
CLM Event, Atlanta, GeorgiaTraumatic Brain Injuries - Truth vs. Fiction2012
DRI's Strictly Retail Seminar, Chicago, IllinoisDamages Update: Trends and Challenges Facing Retailers2010
PLRB/LIRB 2009 Claims Conference, Seattle, WashingtonLitigating Traumatic Brain Injury Claims2009
PLRB/LIRB 2008 Claims Conference, Boston, MassachusettsLitigating Traumatic Brain Injury Claims2008
ATA Litigation Centers' 2008 Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsels, Moderator, NevadaDude Where's My Truck: Non-Consensual Towing Issues2008
PLRB/LIRB 2007 Claims Conference, Orlando, FloridaLitigating Traumatic Brain Injury Claims2007
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)Defense and Evaluation of Brain Injury Cases2007
N/ADefending Pediatric Brain Injuries: A Defense Lawyer's Perspective2006
N/APreeminent Lawyer - Superstars of Trial: The Direct Examination of Defense Liability Expert Witnesses2006
N/ADefending Pediatric Brain Injuries: A Defense Lawyer's Perspective2004
N/ACatastrophic Trucking Losses From a Defense Lawyer's Perspective2002
N/AFurniture, Flames, and Products Liability -- How to Handle the Perils of a Flaming Encounter With Your Worse Nightmare2001
N/AWrongful Death Claims in Georgia From a Defense Lawyer's Perspective1999
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)Damages: From a Defense Lawyer's Perspective1999
N/AThe Ins and Outs of Medical Evidence at Trial1997
N/AClosed Head Injury Seminar1996
N/ATrucking Litigation: A Primer1996