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E. Lee Parsley

Appeals Attorney at Austin, TX

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also known as Lee, Parsley

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1989
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Represent clients in all kinds of civil matters including breach of contract, fraud, and insurance-related cases, class-actions, and high-value divorce cases.

    30 years

  2. Government
    Represent clients on legislative issues in Texas, particularly in support of "tort reform" and on other civil-justice-system matters.

    30 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Represent clients in trial and appellate courts in divorce cases requiring thoughtful and careful lawyering by an attorney experienced in business litigation.

    35 years

  4. Litigation
    Represent business and individual clients primarly in business-related litigation matters and high-value divorce cases. Also have experience in personal injury defense and other kinds of civil litigation matters.

    35 years

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.


E. Lee Parsley, P.C.
221 W. 6th Street, Suite 960
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by Vanessa | November 11, 2009
Lee helped me more than I could have ever imagined. He worked harder on my case than any other lawyer had and listen to my desires and needs when nobody else would. Lee truly cared about my struggle and continues to help me down a long road. I cannot and would not want to imagine where my life would be without Lee's work.


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Work Experience

  • Member
  • Texas Board of Law Examiners
  • 2007 - Present
  • E. Lee Parsley, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Locke Liddell & Sapp, LLP
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Rules Staff Attorney
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • 1993 - 1997
  • E. Lee Parsley, Attorney at Law
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Johnson & Gibbs, P.C.
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1989
  • Texas Tech University
  • MBA
  • 1983
  • Texas Tech University
  • BBA
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Save Our Springs Alliance v. City of Dripping Springs
  • Court of Appeals affirmed trial court
  • Weaver v. Tobin
  • Court of Appeals reversed trial court
  • In re Cherry
  • Court of Appeals reversed trial court
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  • American Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Board of Law Examiners
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Tech University School of Law Foundation Board
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Appeals Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the top "go to" appellate lawyers in the state, Lee has as much business savvy as appellate expertise."

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Austin Appeals Lawyer E. Lee Parsley
E. Lee Parsley
Appeals Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 34 years