Mary A. Parker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Nashville, TN

Parker & Crofford
 | 1230 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615-669-3879
Fax: 615-255-6037
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mary A. Parker is a partner with Parker & Crofford Attorneys At Law in Nashville, Tennessee. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Parker has become a recognized leader in medical cannabis law, and she has worked closely with lawmakers and stakeholders throughout the state and across the country with expanding legislation and supporting medical marijuana initiatives.

Regarded as one of the leading trial advocates in the country, Ms. Parker also devotes her practice to representing the rights and interests of those facing complex litigation involving any of the following:

·        Products liability claims

·        Medical malpractice claims

·        Motor vehicle accidents caused by someone else's negligence

·        Workers' compensation claims

·        Civil rights violations, particularly cases involving Title IX and sexual harassment claims

A cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ms. Parker attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1986. The Tennessee Bar Association admitted her to practice the following year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 6th Circuits as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and tireless dedication to those she serves, Ms. Parker has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career. Among her numerous accolades, The National Law Journal voted her as "One of the Nation's 10 Top Litigators," and the American Trial Lawyers Association has named her among the country's "Top 100 Lawyers" for several years. She has also received top marks from Business TN Magazine, and she holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Parker is a co-founder of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and she has served in a number of leadership roles with various committees and boards for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, the Nashville Bar Association and other professional legal organizations.

She is also very active with a number of state and national political organizations, and she serves her local community through her involvement with various civic, religious and charitable organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General
  • 50%Employment Litigation
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Mary Parker

Admitted: 1978, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • “Top 150 Lawyers in 2008” by BusinessTN Magazine
  • “Top 100 Lawyers” by American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 and 2010
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
  • “One of Nation’s 10 Top Litigators” by National Law Journal, 1990
  • “Top 150 Lawyers in 2007” by BusinessTN Magazine
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • Marquis Who’s Who of American Women
  • “Tennessee’s Top 101 Lawyers in 2005” by BusinessTN Magazine
  • Mid-South SuperLawyers, 2003–Present
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania license to practice law granted, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairperson, Women’s Caucus Section, 1985–1986
  • Member, Law School Committee, 1982–1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • National Hockey League, NHL Panel of Attorneys
  • Nashville Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 1984–Present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1982–1987, 1999–2002
  • Chairperson, Motor Vehicle Section, 1989–1990
  • Lecturer, National Trial Advocacy College and National Conventions, 1983–1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Nashville Plaintiff’s Table, Executive Committee, 1989–1999
  • Williamson County Bar Association, 2005-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Secretary, Tort Section, 1988–1989
  • Outstanding State Delegate of 1985–1986
  • Tennessee
  • Member, Law School Committee, 1982–1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Co-founder, President, 1994–1995, Vice President, 1993–1994, Treasurer, 1992–1993, Secretary, 1991–1992, Board Member, 1982–Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, State Committee, 1983–1986, Young Lawyers Section, President, 1987–1988, Vice President, 1986–1987, Secretary, 1985–1986

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sister Cities Program, 1998–Present
  • Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Board, 2000–2006
  • Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), Board 1991–1994
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, Stewardship Committee, 1989–2009
  • Alliance Francais, Board, 1998–2005
  • Nashville Women’s Political Caucus, 1985–Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Numerous state and national Trial Lawyers Association seminars, including appearances in-Tennessee, West Virginia, California, Washington, D.C., Nevada, South Carolina, Florida, New York, Colorado, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi
  • Instructor at Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Trial Advocacy College (seven years)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • President of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (n/k/a Public Justice), a national public interest law firm

Educational Background:

  •  State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., cum laude, 1975
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Office Location for Mary A. Parker

1230 2nd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210

Phone: 615-669-3879

Fax: 615-255-6037

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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