Practice Areas Overview
From its Tyler office, The Parker Firm P.C. serves all of East Texas, with Board Certified and Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorneys providing effective representation in oil and gas, insurance law, commercial litigation, personal injury, family law, estate planning and criminal defense matters. Our areas of expertise include:
Oil and Gas
The bulk of the firm's practice focuses on oil and gas litigation in the many counties throughout East Texas. Whether dealing with liability questions involving oilfield accidents, construction defects, or unsafe premises, or disputes surrounding rights and title to property and minerals, our attorneys possess the knowledge and skill to see virtually any case through to a successful resolution. See our oil and gas page for more details.
Trucking and Automobile Accidents
The Parker Firm also engages in a vigorous personal injury trial practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants in cases arising from truck crashes, automobile collisions, and other motor vehicle accidents. Several of our lawyers have been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, giving us the expertise to handle even the most complex cases in this area. For more information, see the 18-wheeler and auto accidents page.
We understand that commercial disputes are an unavoidable fact of doing business, but also realize the importance of resolving those disputes efficiently. Our commercial litigation practice touches upon every aspect of business dealings, including contract disputes and business torts, employment agreements and covenants not to compete, trademarks and trade secrets, and corporate governance from partnerships and joint ventures to shareholder derivative suits.
In Smith County, a case was brought under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act involving a vehicle with a handicap lift which was allegedly installed defectively. After aggressive discovery and filing of dispositive motions, our client successfully reached a favorable settlement before a verdict was rendered. Another case involved a suit against the erector of a transmitting tower antenna, where the tower collapsed, damaging property and requiring replacement of the antenna and the tower. After extensive discovery and two mediations, our client achieved a favorable settlement on the eve of trial.
Our insurance litigation practice includes representing insurers of oil and gas companies in third-party suits involving oilfield accidents, premises liability, surface damage, and a wide range of other matters. For example, in a Henderson County case brought against an insurance company involving the denial of a claim for fire which destroyed a person's home, the case was tried to a verdict with a finding that the plaintiff had intentionally set fire to his home.
For skilled and experienced trial lawyers who understand what it takes to achieve success at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, contact The Parker Firm P.C. today.