B. Parker Berry
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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- Mississippi, 2012
- 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
- 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.).
- Serves as counsel for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors, handling administrative hearings, rule promulgation and appeals.
- Served as co-counsel for Mississippi Department of Education in administrative licensure hearings.
- 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. More...
- Presenter, "Local Government and Solid Waste," 2013 Local Government and Solid Waste Officer Training, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, March 2013.