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John R. Parnell Jr.

John R. Parnell Jr.

Practice areas:

Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate, Foreclosure

About Me

Mr. Parnell, Jr. concentrates his practice on foreclosure avoidance, real property litigation, estate planning, probate litigation, family law, consumer debt defense, and criminal law. Prior to joining The Parnell Firm, Mr. Parnell, Jr. protected the rights of indigent individuals at the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office; and gained further experience working with a probate and estate planning firm. His diverse knowledge makes him an invaluable asset to this firm. Mr. Parnell Jr.’s clients include individuals and family businesses.


Mr. Parnell, Jr. is active in a variety of community organizations, including the Grosse Pointe Farms Police ESU. Whether he is drafting an estate plan to fit your specific family needs, helping you keep your home, or defending your constitutional rights, his commitment to your objectives is laudable.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    7 years
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
    7 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    7 years



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Sean R. O'Mara

    Mr. Parnell is dedicated to accomplishing the long term goals of his clients, protecting their wealth and creating strategic resolutions to complicated problems.


    Sean O'Mara Credit Card Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Parnell Firm

21929 East Nine Mile Road
Saint Clair Shores, MI, 48080



MIActive And In Good Standing200808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Clients Choice for Estate PlanningAVVO2013
Client's Choice for ForeclosureAVVO2012
Respect for LawOptimist International2010
Book Award for Probate PracticeThomas M. Cooley Law School2008
Honor RollThomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/A
Deans ListThomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Parnell Firm, PLC2008 - Present
Student AttorneyThe Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office2007 - 2007
Legal InternRobert R Lubera PLC2004 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lakeshore Bar AssociationVice President2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Macomb County Probate Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights SectionMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v M.P.Jury verdict: Not Guilty on all counts
People v J.W.Jury Verdict: not guilty on all counts
People v A.K.Case dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Scrivener's CornerInherited IRA's no longer protected2014
BlogScrivener's Corner2013
Scrivener's CornerMortgage Debt Relief Act Extended2013
Scrivener's CornerDivorce & Your Estate Plan2013
Scrivener's CornerAs Your Life Changes, So Should Your Estate Plan2013
Scrivener's CornerHUD Mortgagee Letter 2013-23 Update2013
WebsiteParnell Firm2011
UNCC DCJMecklenburg County Jail Pretrial Study2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Universiity of North CarolinaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Grosse Pointe SouthN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Senior Education, Location TBAWho Should You Trust: Avoiding Estate Planning Mistakes2014
Private Conference2014 Dodd Frank and Land Contracts2014
2014 Business PlanningEstate Planning & Probate Avoidance2013
Private ConferenceRealtors and Short Sales2012