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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.


Practice areas


  1. Government: 35%
    22 years
  2. Appeals: 35%
    22 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    27 years
  4. Divorce: 15%
    27 years

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    One of the top "go to" appellate lawyers in the state, Lee has as much business savvy as appellate expertise.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

E. Lee Parsley, P.C.

221 W. 6th Street, Suite 960
Austin, TX, 78701


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A-V Rated - Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberTexas Board of Law Examiners2007 - Present
N/AE. Lee Parsley, P.C.2002 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Texas School of Law1999 - 2004
N/ALocke Liddell & Sapp, LLP1998 - 2002
Rules Staff AttorneySupreme Court of Texas1993 - 1997
N/AE. Lee Parsley, Attorney at Law1991 - 1993
N/AJohnson & Gibbs, P.C.1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Texas Board of Law ExaminersN/A2007 - Present
Texas Tech University School of Law Foundation BoardN/A2000 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationN/A1999 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pantera Energy Co. v. Railroad Commission of TexasCourt of Appeals affirmed trial court
Dodd Animal Hospital, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co.Court of Appeals affirmed trial court
City of Dallas v. AlbertPending in Texas Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Appellate AdvocateThe Supreme Court Under Fire?2009
Texans for Law Review FoundationRecommendations for Reform - The Texas Judicial System2007
Texas Tech Law ReviewRecurring Issues in Consumer and Business Class Action Litigation in Texas2002
Texas Litigation GuideChapters 147-154, on Texas appellate practiceN/A
Texas Litigation GuideChapters 90-92, on Texas pretrial discoveryN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawMagna cum laudeJD - Juris Doctor1989
Texas Tech UniversityN/AMBA1983
Texas Tech UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Judicial Section Annual Conference of the State Bar of Texas2005 Legislative Wrap-up of Judicial-Related Bills2005
State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice CourseH.B. 4’s Affect on Jury Charges2004
17th Annual Construction Law SeminarSupersedeas Bonds and Other Appeal-Related Changes from H.B.42004
12th Annual Conference on State and Federal AppealsConflict Jurisdiction: Past, Present, and Future2002