H. Lane Young II (Photo: John Disney/ALM) H. Lane Young II (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

Hawkins, Parnell, Thackston & Young partner H. Lane Young II died Tuesday night at his Atlanta office at the age of 67.

Young, who joined the State Bar of Georgia in 1976, spent his legal career at the firm and was made a name partner in 2010.   

As a member of the Atlanta-based firm, which now has offices in 10 cities across the country, Young made his reputation defending corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters, garnering particular success in handling catastrophic injury, toxic tort and legal malpractice cases.

According to Hawkins Parnell firm administrator Robert Elliott, Young had not been feeling well on Monday and had been taken to a hospital, but he checked out early Tuesday morning and was back in the office a few hours later.

Elliott said Young was “affable and carrying on normally throughout the day, no hint of any issues or distress.”

Sometime after 6 p.m., however, Young was discovered unresponsive in his office, and efforts by another lawyer and office security staff were unavailing, as were those by emergency medical technicians summoned to the scene. The EMTs said the cause of death was cardiac arrest, Elliott said.

Young earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina in 1973.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly, and two sons and two daughters, Elliott said.

The Daily Report will have more on this story later today.