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A. Lee Parks, Jr.

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Lee Parks is a leader in civil rights litigation, representing hundreds of individuals and corporate clients in matters involving discrimination, wrongful terminations, and whistleblower cases.  Lee was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. His father was a Colonel and a pilot in the Air Force, whose career took his family around the world.

 

After graduating from the University of Arizona with honors, Mr. Parks received his law degree from Emory University Law School, where he was the Director of the Emory Moot Court Society, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Emory Law Journal. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1977, and currently practices before all state and federal courts.

 

Mr. Parks is a trial lawyer with a national practice specializing in employment, personal injury, constitutional law, education, voting rights and civil rights matters. He was the plaintiff’s lead counsel in Miller v. Johnson and Abrams v. Johnson, the first successful constitutional challenges to racially gerrymandered Congressional and State legislative districting plans, and successfully argued both of these cases before the United States Supreme Court.  Read about these landmark cases and listen to oral arguments here.

 

Mr. Parks has served as lead counsel in more than 100 jury trials in a wide variety of substantive matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation.  He is a quick study on any subject and can master the most complicated facts into a winning formula.

 

Mr. Parks lives with his family in Atlanta. He turns to golf and fishing as his activities of choice, whenever the law practice permits.

Publications

  • Mediation: The New Way to Litigate,” Verdict Magazine, Winter 2014
  • “Ten Steps to Success at Mediation,” Daily Report , September 2016
  • “Civil Procedure – Voluntary Dismissal in Georgia by Plaintiff: Constitutional Implications,” 25 Emory Law Journal 983 (1976)
  • Co-Author, “Legislative Delegation of Executive Power of Appointment to Private Organizations Held Unconstitutional,” 16 Georgia State Bar Journal 129 (1980)
  • “Grutter and Gratz: The Effect of Racial Diversity on Education”, The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 28, 2003)
  • Numerous editorials for Atlanta ConstitutionNew York TimesAugusta Chronicle and other publications