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Rick Braun

Company Information

Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP
1533 Winder St
Detroit, MI 48207
(248) 930-9450
Member Bio
Rick Braun is a problem solver. He represents clients in contentious litigation and advises C-level executives and in-house counsel on litigation and related business strategy. As a cultivator of relationships in the manufacturing and legal sectors, he is highly regarded for his abilities to lead and communicate in high-stress environments involving many stakeholders. Manufacturers of a wide range of products turn to Rick for counsel, guidance, and advocacy in product liability, toxic tort, and asbestos litigation.

For more than 20 years, Rick has managed a national practice in asbestos litigation. He defends premises owners, non-manufacturing suppliers, and manufacturers of industrial equipment, friction products, and electrical components through discovery, motion practice, negotiation, and trial.

Rick served as liaison counsel for all defendants in Michigan asbestos litigation in discovery and pretrial matters. He has also been a member of the Wayne County Asbestos Litigation Steering Committee. In addition, he was on the State Bar of Michigan Special Committee which rewrote the Michigan Court Rules related to discovery and pre-trial procedure. Rick currently serves as a case evaluator in Oakland County Circuit Court, sitting on both the General Liability and Product Liability panels.
Firm Information
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.

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Practice Areas
Mass Tort
Products Liability
Toxic Torts & Environmental Law
DRI Committees
Litigation Skills
Product Liability
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

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