A Pacific Northwest native, Mr. Parker attended the University of Washington before graduating cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, ranked many years by U.S. News & World Report as having the No. 1 Legal Writing Program in the country. In addition to his studies, Mr. Parker served as the Student Bar Association President while attending law school. It was in law school that Mr. Parker developed his passion for legal writing.
After passing the Washington State Bar Exam in 2008, Mr. Parker started his legal career at a Seattle law firm representing defendants on criminal matters. After gaining experience with the law firm, he founded his own law office in Seattle where he focused on appeals and general criminal misdemeanor and felony defense cases. Through his representation on criminal cases in trial court, he realized that despite the best efforts of all the parties involved, reversible errors can arise. It was Mr. Parker’s interest in advocating for reversal of these crucial errors that motivated him to turn his focus from criminal defense to appellate law.
Eager to expand his practice further, Mr. Parker took the California Bar Exam and despite a 41% pass rate, passed the exam the first time. In 2013, he opened his second office in California.
Mr. Parker’s passion for the law has not gone unnoticed within the legal community; his peers have helped him obtain a perfect 10.0 (Superb) AVVO rating. He was recently included in Avvo’s 2015 list of top attorneys in Coast Magazine.
In addition to his state court practice, he is admitted to practice in the following federal courts:
- United States Supreme Court
- United States District Court – Western District of Washington
- United States District Court – Central District of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit