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.
Detroit College of Law, 1981-1986.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1986||05/24/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Attorney||Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.||1986 - Present|
|Adjunct Associate Professor||Wayne State University School of Medicine||1979 - Present|
|Editorial and Research Assistant||Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.||1983 - 1986|
|Clinical Teacher||Detroit College of Law||1981 - 1986|
|Adjunct Assistant Professor||University of Toledo College of Law||1977 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. Supreme Court||N/A||1989 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Michigan and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit||N/A||1986 - Present|
|Akron Law Review||N/A||1980 - 1981|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||“The Works Part 2: Medical Malpractice Cases 1998 - 2003||2004|
|AAJ Trial||Products Liability: Don't Overlook Products in Medical Cases||1989|
|University of Akron School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Thiel College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Seminar||Michigan Med Mal Law Update - Caution: Not for the Faint of Heart, Discussion on “Daubert,”||2006|