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John Michael Parsons

also known as Michael Parsons, J. Michael Parsons

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation

About Me

J. Michael Parsons was born and raised in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended University of Virginia and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1991. Mr. Parsons graduated with Cum Laude honors and double majored in Political Science and Spanish. He was inducted into the honorary fraternities of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha. In 1992, Mr. Parsons attended University of Mississippi School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995. During Law School, Mr. Parsons won American Jurisprudence Awards in Ethics, Property II, and Corrections. Mr. Parsons also served as an Editor on the Editorial Board for the Mississippi Law Journal. He also served as interim chairman of the Ole Miss Law Moot Court Board.



After law school, Mr. Parsons represented and defended employer's and insurer's in worker's compensation and liability claims. He practiced with Holcomb Dunbar, LLP in Oxford, Missisippi from 1995-1998. In 1998, Michael moved back home to Atlanta, passed the Georgia Bar and began practicing with Swift, Currie, McGhee and Hiers, LLP, one of the largest insurance defense firms in the Southeast. Mr. Parsons handled worker's compensation claims exclusively. In 2001, Mr. Parsons became disillusioned with insurance companies and their treatment of the injured and left to join Warner, Mayoue and Bates, P.C., a very well-known domestic litigation firm. Mr. Parsons worked on a variety of high profile celebrity and high net worth domestic matters.

In 2003, Mr. Parsons formed Parsons & Associates, P.C., in order to represent the injured and their loved ones. He is a highly-regarded lawyer and is a frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars. For example, Mr. Parsons has spoken at the Atlanta Claims Convention in 2003 where he delivered a lecture titled: "The Claimant's Perspective". Recently, in 2008, Mr. Parsons authored an article, "Litigating Occupational Disease Claims" and presented a speech on the same topic at the Advanced Worker's Compensation Seminar at the Georgia Bar. In 2010, Mr. Parsons published a paper, Worker's Compensation in 3D, Discovery, Doctorsand Dealing with Adjusters and delivered a lecture on the same topic at the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Bar meeting.


 


Mr. Parsons resides in Buckhead and is married with two children. He is a volunteer nursery school teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Midtown and is a youth baseball coach with Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and Buckhead Baseball.

Memberships

Georgia Bar, Worker's Compensation Section-1998 to present
Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association-Champion Member-2003 to present
Civil Justice PAC


Georgia Legal Foundation
Atlanta Bar Association-Board of Directors-Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers
Cobb County Trial Lawyer's Association
Cobb County Bar Association
Rotary International

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    21 years, 1.05 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Timothy Minthorn Klob

    I endorse Michael Parsons in his work as a tireless advocate on behalf of Georgia's injured workers. Michael is a leader in the workers' compensation community and is extremely well respected by our fellow colleagues in the Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association. In addition to his solid expertise in Georgia workers' compensation, Michael is also someone to whom I can turn for assistance with claims involving injured maritime workers under the Jones Act, as well as other similar Federal programs. Michael's solid experience, excellent reputation, and unwavering commitment to ethics sets the standard for what someone should look for in an attorney, and for these reasons I would recommend him to any potential client in need of quality legal representation.

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    Timothy Klob Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas L. Holder

    Michael is one of the up and coming young lawyers in the area of workers' compensation. I have referred him cases on a number of occasions and he has always diligently represented his client until a satisfactory result has been reached. It is my pleasure to endorse him.

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    Thomas Holder Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Parsons & Associates, P.C.

307 14th Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA, 30318

Parsons & Associates, P.C.

300 Drayton Street
Savannah, GA, 31401

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199807/07/2015
MSAdministrative-Not authorized to practice199507/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence, Ethics, PropertyAmJur1994
Associate EditorMississippi Law Journal1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding Member & President/CEOParsons & Associates, P.C.2003 - Present
AssociateWarner, Mayoue & Bates2000 - 2003
AssociateSwift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP1997 - 2000
AssociateHolcomb Dunbar LLP1995 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationChampion Member2003 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers SectionBoard of Directors2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Doris Black vs. Bekins$1.1 million settlement
Nevitt v. Ellzey & Brooks$520,000 settlement
Garner vs. HoweJury verdict $155,000.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Atlanta Bar AssociationLitigating Occupational Disease Claims2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawN/ALaw, Juris Doctorate1995
University of Virginia; Hampden-Sydney CollegePolitical ScienceB.A.-With Honors1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Training SeminarWorkers Comp in 3D- Discovery, Doctors and Dealing with Adjusters2010
Advanced Workers Compensation Law InstituteWorkers Compensation2008