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Dorothy D. Parson

Dorothy D. Parson

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Appeals

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About Me

Ms. Parson represents employers in both federal and state courts, and before administrative entities such as the EEOC, ICRC, Evansville Human Rights Commission, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. She concentrates her practice in labor and employment defense, including all types of civil rights and employment-related claims. She also emphasizes her practice on the development of handbooks and policies for employers.  Additionally, Ms. Parson participates in FLSA audits on behalf of employers and defense of FLSA class action litigation.  Ms. Parson is admitted in both Indiana and Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins in 2006, Ms. Parson practiced at two other large law firms, where she represented companies in connection with a wide variety of litigation matters, including employment discrimination, product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, construction litigation, and general commercial litigation disputes.  Originally from Schererville, Indiana, Ms. Parson received her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University, with honors. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, where she participated in the Frederick Green Moot Court and Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Employment & Labor: 90%
    12 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    12 years

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Contact Info

111 Monument Cir # 4600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-5402



WIGood Standing200603/27/2015
INActive In Good Standing200308/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak and Stewart2006 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMember2006 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2004 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
HR Specialist - Indiana Employment LawNew Indiana law means no more crying over expressed milk2008
Construction ExecutiveBattling the Dynamic Duo: FMLA & ADA2007
II INDIANA CIVIL LITIGATION REVIEW (Fall 2005)Indiana Rule of Evidence 702: Yes, Indiana Has Found Daubert Reliable, but not Conclusive.2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of IllinoisN/ALaw, cum laude2003
Valparaiso UniversityEnglish and political scienceBachelors with Honors1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The New and Improved ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act2011
FMLA WorkshopAre We There Yet"--The Twists and Turns of FMLA Documentation2010
Employee Benefits SeminarEmployee Benefits Seminar2010
CCBNSocial Networking2010