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James Ross Parke

Family Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.1   9 reviews

also known as Jim Parke, James Parke, CFLS*


Licensed for 44 years

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About James

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James (Jim) Parke was born in Los Angeles and has practiced law in California for more than 35 years.

An esteemed expert in all areas of family law, Jim has served as an adjunct professor of family law at Trinity Law School and a lecturer, panelist and speaker throughout California. He regularly contributes to divorce recovery workshops and speaks at the Public Law Center of Orange County on family law issues.

Jim is AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by Martindale.com and has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2004. He is a member of State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association, Celtic Bar Association, World Affairs Council, and Orange County Jewish Bar Association. Additionally, he is a Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation, fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer and co-dean of the 2013 Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Jim graduated from California State University at Fullerton in 1975 and Pepperdine University in 1978.

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Licensed for 44 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Newport Beach
4940 Campus Dr.
Ste. A
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Corona
1897 California Avenue
Ste. 102
Corona, CA, 92881
Riverside
3780 12th Street
Riverside, CA, 92501
San Diego
3110 Camino Del Rio S.
Ste. 308
San Diego, CA, 92108
Vista
380 S. Melrose Dr.
Ste. 347
Vista, CA, 92083
Temecula Valley
38975 Sky Canyon Drive
Ste. 101
Murrieta, CA, 92563
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Posted by Melissa | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superstar
Jim Parke is who you want by your side, when faced with the challenges of today’s court system. His knowledge, ethics, tenacity, decorum, expertise, follow-thru and passion for the law are second to none. I am forever grateful to him and his team for battling alongside with me on a very contentious move-away case and emerging victorious. Highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best reason to hire Jim Parke...
...is that if you don't, your ex might. You don't want that. Jim is not cheap. But my case went all the way to trial, and he knew the case as well as I did (and believe me, I "owned my case", as Jim strongly suggested I do, on every fact and bit of evidence). We fought back against a host of outrageous claims, against an evaluation that was short in its recommendation of time, and by the end of the trial there was absolutely nothing left of my spouse's case. The judge awarded full joint custody. Before I hired him, I sounded out some attorney friends in southern CA. One got back to me saying "Parke is the deal in the Inland Empire". I couldn't agree more!
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Posted by John | October 6, 2014
Your Only Option!!!
Honesty, Integrity and Compassion isn't what you typically expect from an attorney. Attorneys for the most part, try to squeeze you through the system to get as much as they can out of you. Especially when they know you have money to spend. Mr. Parke is definitely an exception. He is extremely experienced, knowledgeable, honest and efficient. A true rarity! I had a very difficult and complicated divorce case. I needed to find the best divorce attorney that I could find. Also, I realized early on that I couldn't afford to make 1 mistake during my divorce proccedings, otherwise it would have been more catastrophic. Mr. Parke truley pulled me "out from the flames" on multiple occasions. He was flawless in his executions! No matter what tactic (aggresive or forceful) opposing councel used, his professionalism, class, and wisdom destoyed it immediately. Also, his wise choices in selecting an excelent supporting team(Matthew Moses) makes this a true "powerhouse." I cannot recommend him and his staff enough. And if you don't choose him, you better pray he's not your opposing councel!!!
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Posted by Jeff | June 15, 2014
I recommend Mr. Parke
Mr. Parke is a lawyer who can be counted on to care for his clients, and consult them with the best options available. I am very appreciate of the consideration he have to me in my position.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2011
Cream of the Crop
Jim is honest, tough, and really good at what he does. The judges and his peers respect him. Lawyers are expensive. But if you have to get one, you cannot go wrong with Jim Parke.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2011
A Godsend
Upon hearing of my divorce, a friend highly recommended I hire Jim as my attorney. Following up on the recommendation was the best thing I could have done for myself, my business, and my children. My divorce was particularly complicated given the myriad business and custody issues involved. Jim always demonstrated a firm grasp of all details of my case and I always felt he cared about my case as much as I did. Given the amount of time he spent on my case and the high-stakes nature of what was involved, I believe his fees were very reasonable and worth every penny. When we first met, Jim told me I needed to "own" my case, as he believed that would allow me to minimize fees. That meant a lot to me and saved me a great deal of money. He kept me informed of all my options, he was proactive, he was highly responsive to all my questions and concerns, and he cared not only about my case, but about me and my children. He even gave me his cell phone number so I would be able to call him when I needed immediate answers or when I was anxious and could not sleep. He is kind and personable, but don't be fooled -- he's a real warrior and shot my ex's case out of the water! It was like watching a gifted surgeon. At a time when I felt my life and business could crumble to pieces, Jim helped me stay optimistic and empowered. I will refer Jim Parke to anyone who needs a compassionate & experienced attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2011
Highly Recommend!
Jim is an outstanding attorney who is worth every dollar incurred on my case. He "walked the walk" and followed through with everything. He knew my case and truly understood me and my goals. He is very accessible, responsible, and even gives his personal cell number to all clients! His expertise, especially in regard to the business and custody issues we had, blew away the other side. I have referred him to several friends already.
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Posted by cheryl | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I DO NOT recommend this lawyer!
I hired Jim and ended up spending more than i make in an entire year to Jim and his firm. Almost every month his firm would call not to tell me and update on my case, but for an additional "replenishment" to my account. Usually this was $5K. His firm is too big. I was constantly being charged for "staff meeting" and "case review". Then when they actually worked on my case they would call me to explain everything to them again! Delay after delay in my divorce just meant more shuffling of my files costing me thousands!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
Didn't get the expertise that I paid for.
James assured me that I would not be able to recover any fees or costs associated with my case. After I refused to sign a stipulation he drafted, he became offended and sat quietly for the rest of the hearing. I was left on my own to ask the judge for any fee's involved in this case. After hearing me, the judge made an order for my ex to pay for the entire investigation fee. James is very experienced and knowledgeable, but I do not feel that I received the legal representation I paid for.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Holstrom, Sissung & Block
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Minyard Morris, LLP
  • 1995 - 2014

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • 1975

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1995 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Jewish Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (30)
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is the ultimate in professional counsel. He always conducts himself with respect for the courts, counsel and parties. James is an asset to our legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have always respected Mr. Parke's work with clients and other counsel. He has just now joined our firm (Holstrom, Sissung & Block, APLC) and I am looking forward to his association."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jim on many matters, and he is one of the best family law trial lawyers in Orange County. He has a great repoire with the courts and court staff, is attentive to his clients and is extremely knowledgeable about family law. I would endorse him for any family law matter, regardless of complexity."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jim Parke is an exceptional trial lawyer and a consummate professional. Clients are in good hands with Jim. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Newport Beach Family Lawyer James Ross Parke
James Ross Parke
Family Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 44 years
Virtual consultation available