Parker’s practice includes representing a variety of state and local governmental bodies. As a result, Parker has a breadth of experience and knowledge in navigating regulatory, administrative and environmental components and litigation matters for both public and private clients.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
    • Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
    • Mississippi Bar Health Law Scholarship Recipient
  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A., Management, summa cum laude, 2009
    • President’s List
    • IIAM Scholarship Recipient 2007 & 2008
    • Order of Omega Honor’s Society

Experience

  • Substantial experience in a variety of administrative hearings and appeals.
  • Experience in AIA contract drafting.
  • Represents or have represented various state agencies, counties and municipalities in Mississippi concerning regulatory, administrative and specialty litigation issues.
  • Experience in a range of environmental regulatory issues, including involvement in navigating complex legacy site contamination matters.
  • Parker currently serves as City Attorney to the City of Richland, MS. In this capacity he represents the city and manages all legal issues including: zoning, municipal law, public works, financing, employment, procurement and litigation matters.
  • Served as counsel in numerous election contests including federal, state and local government elections.
  • Served as counsel in bond validation objections and appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court.
    - In re: Validation of Lauderdale County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013, No. 2013-CA-01684-SCT (Miss. 2015) (successful).
    - In re: Validation of City of Meridian, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013, No. 2013-CA-0659-SCT (Miss. 2014) (successful).
  • Served as co-counsel for the Mississippi Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment (2012-2013).
  • Served as counsel to numerous local governments in redistricting efforts following the 2010 Census (Jackson Co., City of Picayune, Pearl River Co.).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Fundamentals of Redistricting,” The Mississippi Lawyer, Spring 2019.
  • Presenter, Mississippi State Board of Contractors, Continuing Education for Residential Builders and Remodelers, June 2016.
  • Co-Author, “Finding Middle Ground for State Legislative Reapportionment,” America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, 3rd ed., American Bar Association, May 2016.
  • Presenter, “Finding Middle Ground for State Legislative Reapportionment,” America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, American Bar Association, Feb. 2016.
  • Presenter, Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys’ Conference, Case Law Update, Summer 2014, Winter 2016.
  • Presenter, Mississippi Association of School Administrators’ Conference, Case Law Update, Fall 2014.
  • Presenter, Mississippi Municipal League Convention, “21-19-11 and Municipal Property Clean-up," Summer 2014.
  • Author, "Shelby County v. Holder: A Dramatic Shift in Voting Procedure," Mississippi Municipal League’s Mississippi Municipalities, 2013 Fall Edition.
  • Presenter, "Urban Renewal: Tools for Land Use Planning," 82nd Annual MML Conference, July 15, 2013.
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