Mr. Parker has represented Fortune 500 companies and individual clients in a variety of business litigation, regulatory and white-collar criminal matters. He began his career at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. At Fulbright he also successfully defended verdicts for clients at the appellate level before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his third year of practice Mr. Parker was named as a 2007 Rising Star in the Super Lawyer’s Edition of Texas Monthly magazine, Fulbright’s most junior attorney to be so selected. In 2009 Mr. Parker successfully prosecuted 8 cases to verdict as a Special Assistant City Attorney for Houston’s Office of the Chief City Prosecutor. In 2009 Mr. Parker left Fulbright to open his own firm and first chair the representation of six co-defendants in a white-collar bank fraud case with renowned Houston criminal defense attorney Mike DeGeurin.
Mr. Parker received his A.B. degree in Politics from Princeton in 1999 and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 2004. He was raised in Houston, Texas, where he attended Lamar High School. He and his wife Dylan have two daughters.
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AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
White Collar Criminal Defense
Real Estate Litigation
Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
Houstonia Magazine - Top Lawyers
Princeton University, BA, 1999
University of Texas, JD, 2004
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Successfully defended equipment dealer from global manufacturer's bet-the-company trademark and breach of contract suit. In addition to dismissing manufacturer's claims, recovered $1.5 million in counterclaim for client.
Successfully represented national real estate developer in action to enforce easement for highway and bridge necessary for ~$1 billion master planned community. Defeated opposing party at injunction hearing to reestablish client's easement.
Defended homeowners who inadvertently executed two sales contracts for their home to two different sellers. Obtained full dismissal for clients and payment of attorneys’ fees from clients’ broker.
Successfully defended claims for breach of contract against cargo loading company via counterclaim against plaintiff. Recovered quadruple the value of original claim against client in settlement of client’s counterclaim against plaintiff.
Obtained favorable settlement for franchisee plaintiff in breach of contract claims against national restaurant chain.
Obtained dismissal of claims against client labor-supply company after welding labor provided by client allegedly ignited and destroyed plaintiff’s mobile drilling rig (no individuals were harmed in the fire). Successfully upheld client’s dismissal based on “borrowed servant” principle in plaintiff’s appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Obtained full insurance indemnity for client trucking company in suit resulting from rollover accident.
Defended trustees accused of mismanaging trust property. Resolved claim with plaintiffs’ payment of clients’ attorneys’ fees.
Obtained ~$1M Texas judgment for common-law wife defrauded by daughter of client’s deceased common-law husband; successfully enforced Texas judgment with seizure of several pieces of real estate and vehicles in Virginia.
Obtained Texas judgment against physician accused of breaching contract with national hospital system; successfully enforced judgment against physician in New York state via sheriff’s auction of physician’s homestead property.
Obtained full dismissal for client sued for selling home containing termites.
White-Collar and Regulatory:
Prepared presentation and materials for U.S. Attorney’s office leading to the investigation, indictment and conviction of client’s CFO who had embezzled funds from client.
Obtained sentence of probation for CEO of oilfield services company against federal indictment in alleged $3 million fraud and kickback scheme.
Successfully resolved claims against government contractor in whistleblower suit alleging $5.2 million False Claims Act kickback scheme.
Preserved prosecutorial error in an $80-million federal money laundering trial that overturned client’s subsequent conviction and 20-year sentence.
Successfully resolved indictment against hospital CEO for fraud and kickbacks.
Successfully resolved indictment against six co-defendants in federal bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud prosecution.
Represented Fortune 500 energy corporation in multinational Foreign Corrupt Practice Act investigation.
Obtained summary judgment dismissing suit against insurance-adjuster client for violations of HIPAA’s privacy protections. During plaintiff’s deposition, Mr. Parker successfully elicited testimony from plaintiff conceding that the alleged violations did not involve “private” information.
Successfully resolved FINRA proceeding and related federal prosecution against client broker.
Represented manufacturing company in proceedings before state securities board. Resolved mid-six figure fraud allegations with payment of $5,000 fine.