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JIM PARKMAN, co-founding partner of Parkman & White, LLC, offers an incredible background of experience in successfully defending high-profile clients on charges ranging from white collar crime to public corruption to murder. Mr. Parkman has handled cases including a high-level health services executive accused of accounting fraud, a powerful Swedish businessman charged with embezzlement, a former mayor of Detroit in connection with public corruption charges, and an Alabama state senator accused of bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering charges. In addition to white-collar crimes, Mr. Parkman has successfully defended countless federal drug and weapons offenses, as well as allegations of homicide, arson, and burglary.
Perhaps Mr. Parkman’s most astonishing courtroom victory came in late 2004, when his client, former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, was acquitted of each of 36 counts of fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and making false statements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty the charges, which related to over $2.7 billion in accounting fraud. As lead counsel in the case, Mr. Parkman represented perhaps the only known executive ever to be acquitted of charges of accounting fraud under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
As Mr. Parkman will tell you, he doesn’t do it alone. The attorneys at Parkman & White employ a unique team approach to each case they handle, facilitated by a low-volume and selective practice, which allows them to maximize the impact of strategic trial decisions and their combined areas of specialized expertise. Proclaimed by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto to be the “Greatest Lawyer on the Planet,” Mr. Parkman was named to The Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. He is by far the most talented and hard working trial attorney I have ever worked with. He is also a member of that elite group of criminal defense attorneys who has won far more criminal trials than he has lost. His cases have made major media headlines and he wins, seemingly every time. I have seen the U.S. Attorney's office file motions to separate his client from the other co defendants simply to keep James Parkman away from their jury. One need only research him online to discover the litany of high profile victories in his collection of pelts.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1979||11/11/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys||American Registry||2011|
|Top Attorneys in Alabama||Business Alabama Magazine||2010|
|Co-Founding Attorney||Parkman & White, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Super Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member, Past President||1987 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|United States v. Smith||Acquittal|
|State of California v. Erikkson||Mistrial|
|United States v. Scrushy||Acquittal|
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|Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes (Inside the Minds)||Leading Lawyers on Interpreting Today's Drug Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Protecting a Client's Rights||2010|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Alabama||Marketing||Business Administration||1974|
|State Bar of California Gathering||Protecting Yourself from Corporate Fraud||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association Gathering||Closing Arguments||N/A|
|Alabama State Bar Association Gathering||Effective Cross Examination||N/A|