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David R. Parker is a shareholder in the firm of CHARFOOS & CHRISTENSEN, P.C. He is an appellate specialist who became associated with the firm in 1983. In his present role with the firm, he has primary responsibility for appeals in the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He also heads the firm's research department, assists in briefing dispositive motions in trial court and prepares seminar material. Parker's keen interest in the art of writing briefs and his strong presentational skills have earned him the well deserved respect of the state legal community. He graduated from the University of Akron School of Law where he was the recipient of a variety of honors, including the Award for Significant Legal Scholarship.

Case and Comment Editor:
Akron Law Review, 1980-1981

Books & Treatises:
“The Works Part 2: Medical Malpractice Cases 1998 - 2003,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2004.
“Still Starting the Case - 2001: An Updated Collection of Michigan Complaints,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2001.
“The Works” Medical Malpractice 1993 - 1997, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1998.
Ch 1, Personal Injury, “Michigan Law of Damages,” ICLE, 1989.
“Starting The Case in the 90’s: A Current Manual of Michigan Complaints,” MTLA, 1991.
Ch 6, “Wrongful Birth,” Ch 8 “Legal Practice,” “Torts: Michigan Law and Practice,” ICLE, 1992.
Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases Annotated: 1987-1993, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1987.

“Products Liability: Don't Overlook Products in Medical Cases,” Trial, Nov., 1989.

Featured Speaker, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Seminar: Michigan Med Mal Law Update - Caution: Not for the Faint of Heart, Discussion on “Daubert,” October 2006.

Clinical Teaching:
Detroit College of Law, 1981-1986.


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Charfoos & Christensen PC

26622 Woodward Avenue
Suite 100
Royal Oak, MI, 48067


MIActive And In Good Standing198608/04/2016
PAAdministrative Suspension199904/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCharfoos & Christensen, P.C.1986 - Present
Adjunct Associate ProfessorWayne State University School of Medicine1979 - Present
Editorial and Research AssistantCharfoos & Christensen, P.C.1983 - 1986
Clinical TeacherDetroit College of Law1981 - 1986
Adjunct Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Toledo College of Law1977 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtN/A1989 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganN/A1987 - Present
Michigan and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth CircuitN/A1986 - Present
Akron Law ReviewN/A1980 - 1981
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association“The Works Part 2: Medical Malpractice Cases 1998 - 20032004
AAJ TrialProducts Liability: Don't Overlook Products in Medical Cases1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Thiel CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association SeminarMichigan Med Mal Law Update - Caution: Not for the Faint of Heart, Discussion on “Daubert,”2006