Lee Parsley is a Board Certified civil appellate lawyer practicing in Austin, Texas, with the firm E. Lee Parsley, P.C.
Parsley focuses his practice on civil appellate law and on legislative representation (principally in the area of civil justice reform), but also has substantial experience representing clients in all kinds of civil litigation and in divorce cases.
Parsley is a member of the prestigious, nine-member Texas Board of Law Examiners, having been appointed to that position in 2007 by the Supreme Court of Texas. Among other things, the Board of Law Examiners writes the examination lawyers must take to be licensed to practice law in Texas.
From 2000-2004, Mr. Parsley was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law, where he taught a seminar on Texas appellate practice.
Lee Parsley literally "wrote the book" on Texas appellate law. He is a co-author of eleven chapters of the Texas Litigation Guide, Texas's most renowned legal treatise covering all aspects of Texas civil law. Parsley co-authored Chapters 147-154 on appellate practice and procedure, and Chapters 90 to 92 on pretrial discovery of the Texas Litigation Guide.
Lee Parsley was the first Rules Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas, serving in that position from 1993 to 1997.
In addition to being an accomplished appellate lawyer, Parsley, for almost a decade, has been deeply involved in persuading the Texas Legislature to pass meaningful "tort reform" legislation. Legislation on which Lee Parsley worked since 2003 has helped Texas become the Nation's premier state for conducting business.
Mr. Parsley obtained an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Texas Tech University, and graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1989.
Because of his experience and knowledge, Lee Parsley is a sought-after speaker and writer on appellate, legislative, and litigation matters.
Licensed since 1989
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||08/25/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|A-V Rated - Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2009|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2005|
|Member||Texas Board of Law Examiners||2007 - Present|
|N/A||E. Lee Parsley, P.C.||2002 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Texas School of Law||1999 - 2004|
|N/A||Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP||1998 - 2002|
|Rules Staff Attorney||Supreme Court of Texas||1993 - 1997|
|N/A||E. Lee Parsley, Attorney at Law||1991 - 1993|
|N/A||Johnson & Gibbs, P.C.||1989 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Texas Board of Law Examiners||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Texas Tech University School of Law Foundation Board||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Texas Bar Foundation||N/A||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||1989 - Present|
|Pantera Energy Co. v. Railroad Commission of Texas||Court of Appeals affirmed trial court|
|Dodd Animal Hospital, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co.||Court of Appeals affirmed trial court|
|City of Dallas v. Albert||Pending in Texas Supreme Court|
|The Appellate Advocate||The Supreme Court Under Fire?||2009|
|Texans for Law Review Foundation||Recommendations for Reform - The Texas Judicial System||2007|
|Texas Tech Law Review||Recurring Issues in Consumer and Business Class Action Litigation in Texas||2002|
|Texas Litigation Guide||Chapters 147-154, on Texas appellate practice||N/A|
|Texas Litigation Guide||Chapters 90-92, on Texas pretrial discovery||N/A|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Magna cum laude||J.D.||1989|
|Texas Tech University||N/A||MBA||1983|
|Texas Tech University||N/A||BBA||1982|
|Judicial Section Annual Conference of the State Bar of Texas||2005 Legislative Wrap-up of Judicial-Related Bills||2005|
|State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course||H.B. 4’s Affect on Jury Charges||2004|
|17th Annual Construction Law Seminar||Supersedeas Bonds and Other Appeal-Related Changes from H.B.4||2004|
|12th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals||Conflict Jurisdiction: Past, Present, and Future||2002|