James R. Parke

Top rated Family Law attorney in Newport Beach, California

Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
James R. Parke
Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1978

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2023

Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC

4940 Campus Dr
Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Visit website


James (Jim) Parke has practiced law in California for nearly 41 years. Jim graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1975 and from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978. An esteemed expert in all areas of family law, Jim has also served as an adjunct professor of Family Law at Trinity Law School. He has spoken on several family law-related topics throughout Southern California, and regularly contributes to divorce recovery workshops. He has also written several articles related to family law. Jim understands the psychological aspect of family law, and he knows the importance of helping a client pass through the dissolution process as quickly, painlessly, and fairly as possible. He works hard and professionally to attempt to resolve many, if not all, of the issues of a case. On the other hand, if the case requires litigation, Jim is known as a “fighter” who has outstanding trial skills. Jim has an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale.com, He is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and served as co-dean of the 2013 AAML Institute of Trial Advocacy. In addition, Jim has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2004, and has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list for the last four years. He is also a Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation. Jim was named one of the “Top 50 Attorneys” in Orange County in 2019. Jim as also been selected as a Super Lawyer 2004-2006, 2009-2013 & 2015-2022.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

First Admitted: 1978, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.hbplaw.com/our-attorneys/james-parke/

  • Super Lawyers selection 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
Educational Background:
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • California State University at Fullerton
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Public Law Center of Orange County on Family Law issues
  • Adjunct Professor, Trinity Law School, Family Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Orange County Jewish Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of California
  • California, 1978
  • Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy, Co-dean, 2013
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Attorney James Parke , 2016
  • California is a no-fault state, which means neither spouse is required to prove wrongdoing in order to proceed with a divorce filing. There’s no advantage as the petitioner; there’s no disadvantage as the respondent. What matters is if you have an attorney who can get you through the process, not in which order you go into the process. Holstrom, Block & Parke is capable, proficient, and very good at representing both petitioners and respondents in the legal process. We want to get the best result we can for the client in as short a time as we can., Does it matter who files for divorce first?, Family Law, Divorce, 2019
  • A divorce with children doesn’t necessarily lengthen the time the divorce takes. Everybody wants to make sure that it’s done right because it is often the primary issue for both parents. It’s not as if one parent is right and one parent is wrong. Each parent has his or her idea as to what is best for the children. “Having been a dad, having gone through a divorce with a custody issue too, I really understand how important that is,” says Partner and Senior Attorney Jim Parke. We at Holstrom, Block & Parke really do get this., How long does a divorce take with children?, Family Law, Divorce, 2019

Office location for James R. Parke

4940 Campus Dr
Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 888-926-1877


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2023

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Top 50: Orange County Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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