James W. Parkman, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Parkman White, LLP
 | 1929 3rd Avenue North, Suite 700
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-502-2000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Parkman & White, LLC, James W. Parkman III has over 30 years of legal experience. He provides dedicated representation to clients in Bessemer, Hoover, Mountain Brook and Birmingham, Alabama, as well as the surrounding area. Mr. Parkman focuses his practice on white collar federal criminal defense cases that involve the following matters: wire fraud, mail fraud, insurance fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and tax fraud, price fixing, federal program fraud, public corruption, securities fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act charges and international crimes.

In 1974, Mr. Parkman earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from The University of Alabama. He then attended Samford University Cumberland School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1979.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Parkman has committed himself to advocating on behalf of his clients and their rights. His notable successes include securing an acquittal on all counts in an accounting fraud case filed against a chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corporation and successfully defending a state senator accused of money laundering, bribery and conspiracy. Mr. Parkman has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has an Avvo “Superb” rating. Additionally, Mr. Parkman has provided legal analysis to CNBC LLC, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and FOX News Network, LLC.

An active member in the legal community, Mr. Parkman is currently serving as president of The National Trial Lawyers’ Criminal Trial Lawyers Association and he is actively involved in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He regularly shares his knowledge as a teacher and presenter at bar association gatherings across the country on topics relating to his areas of practice.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2017

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About James Parkman, III

Admitted: 1979, Alabama

Professional Webpage: http://www.parkmanlawfirm.com/attorneys/jim-parkman/

Honors and Awards:

  • “The Greatest Lawyer on the planet”, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President, Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association (CDTLA)
  • Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Contributor, Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes.
  • Contributor, 2010’s Inside the Minds
  • Lecturer, Protecting Yourself from Corporate Fraud
  • Lecturer, Closing Arguments
  • Lecturer, Effective Cross Examination

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  • Office Location for James W. Parkman, III

    1929 3rd Avenue North
    Suite 700
    Birmingham, AL 35203

    Phone: 205-502-2000


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