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Banyan Parker

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Banyan

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Banyan

Learn Banyan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    80%
    Personal Injury: Automobiles, Motorcycles, Bicycles, Dog-Bites, Slip/Trip/Falls. Maximizing settlements in a timely manner.

    9 years, 210 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Assisting lead attorneys with misdemeanors and felony cases, as needed.

    9 years, 65 cases

  3. Mediation
    10%
    Assisting to facilitate resolution in most areas of law: Personal Injury, Juvenile, Small Claims, Unlawful Detainers, Family Law, etc.

    15 years, 80 cases

CALL ME: PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS & CRIMINAL/JUVENILE DEFENSE

I’ve been in the field of personal injury since 2003. This includes vehicle (auto, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV) accidents, dog bites, wrongful deaths, fire loss, slip/trip/falls, etc. During these years, I‘ve watched as the insurance trends change over time. As an attorney, I get to work directly with those insurance reps and attorneys to help maximize settlements in a timely and efficient manner. As needed, I confer with the other highly skilled senior attorneys in our firm.  

This firm also handles criminal and juvenile defense. I enjoy assisting the adults and juveniles through the judicial system as quickly as possible. Having grown up in Sonoma County, it has given me a unique perspective and understanding to our cleints and our youth.

I reside in Santa Rosa with my own family and have two young boys.  I take pride in our community and love helping others! Call me to discuss your legal needs... If I can't help you, I'll do my best to refer you to someone and get you on your way to swift justice!

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Location

Banyan Parker
Hansen & Miller Law Firm
415 Russell Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Ms. Parker was very patient, attentive and timely in regards to all aspects of my case. Her dedication and professionalism makes her my top pick. Prices were affordable, no extra charges outside of what she gave as ball park quote.
Posted by Ming | August 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Attorney Banyan Parker is very professional, organized and did so much to help me win my case. I would strongly recommend anyone to hire her! Thank you so much!
Posted by Claudia | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Banyan was the right person for my case. From the start, she kept me well informed as to what to expect, how long it might take and approximately what the outcome would be. My file looked about 12inches thick, showing me what it took her to settle my case. My settlement was better than what she expected. If you are looking for someone to listen and act in your best interest, Banyan is your lawyer!!
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Posted by Anne and Lou | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Banyan is an excellent attorney who works diligently for and is dedicated to her clients. She clearly communicated legal theories and procedures so that we easily understood them. Our case settled quickly in mediation due to Banyan's expertise in damages assessment, her hard work, and negotiation skills. Finally, Banyan is an amazing person. She is compassionate and sympathetic and always treated us with respect. We wholeheartedly recommend Banyan to anyone needing legal representation in a personal injury matter.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
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THE INVISABLE INJURY. I recommend her.
The case took over 2 years and Banyon exhibited a level of patience and TLC with my TBI damaged mind that coaxed me through making the proper decisions when they were not readily apparent to me. She recognized this invisable injury which is seldom apparent others. She went to bat for me pusuing a direction in my case which other seasoned attorneys could not see the value of. This resulted in a significantly larger settlement. !
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Posted by Linda | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I can't begin to tell everyone how fortunate and grateful am to have found Banyan. Never in a million years have I met a more loyal, understanding and hardworking person/now Friend ever. We had our work cut out for us on this case and Banyan stood her ground and fought every step of the way for me. She never gave up, and we won. Banyan's knowledge and compassion with and for me was very appreciated. I know joining with Banyan was the best decision I made.
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Response from Banyan Parker July 13, 2021
Aww...thank you so much. It was a tough road against that insurance company, but we prevailed! You're a strong individual and handled it all so well!
Posted by Zack | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, guiding and assuring!
I was the unassuming victim of an unfortunate circumstance that required guidance, knowledge and assurance from an expert, and I found just that in Banyan. No one plans to get hurt, but it’s a great feeling when you have someone like her who walks with you through the process rather than one who pushes you through it. I am grateful I was able to work with Banyan!
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Posted by Ilham | November 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
PI case
Banyan Parker has been excellent throughout the entire process. Professional but also compassionate and attentive, Banyan supported me and provided guidance and expertise as I navigated uncharted territory of a personal injury case. Banyan explained legal proceedings in simple terms, eased the process by preparing and setting expectations. Banyan follows through and is very intuitive to clients' needs.
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Posted by Dave | September 14, 2019
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First Class Service
Banyan from the start went over everything very clearly in a way I understood. The communication was very good. The help and advice she gave me was top notch. The updates were always on a timely manner, and she always made sure she was looking for my best interest. Banyan faught for my case and got maximum settlement. I highly reccomend this firm. The whole office support staff helped facilitate all aspects of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I hired Banyan to handle my personal injury case over a year ago. What a ride it has been. She has worked this case diligently and down to the detail. We finally came to a positive outcome after fighting through the thick and thin. I highly recommend Banyan and her firm to get things done. I truly appreciate her and her efforts throughout this case. -"ES"
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Posted by Victor | April 21, 2019
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Excellent Service
When I first met Banyan I had my reservations. I did not immediately like or trust her. She soon won me over. I found I could trust her, as she was very attentive and concerned about me as a person as well as my case. She responded to my calls and emails immediately. Her guidance, counsel knowledge, and professionalism were excellent. She was a blessing.
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Posted by Carolyn and Larry | December 23, 2017
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Fabulous Attorney
Banyan was professional and dedicated to helping us achieve the best possible outcome for our case. She was a pleasure to work with and assisted us every step of the way. She kept us informed and always responded to any questions we had in a timely and proficient manner. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Banyan, and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a competent, skilled attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2017
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Sensitive Issues
I hired Banyan and her firm to handle a DUI claim against me. I had never dealt with a criminal issue before and it was very scary for me and my family. I cannot express how much of a relief it was to have Banyan as my advocate. She was there every step of the way, personally attending to the hearing process and walking me through all happenings. The firm keeps a on-line, client accessible portal that uploads all activity and documents regarding your case. This was available for me to view and study at any time. Plus, whenever I called, Banyan personally took my call and made sure my concerns were addressed. I am so thankful that I hired Banyan.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth Tenacity
Banyan Parker has helped me on numerous cases. All relating to personal/injury, she stood by me through every step of the way. Dealing with a work injury case that lasted numerous years, she aided me in "closing" that chapter over just a few months, after I retained her as my attorney. Trying to deal with it myself, with the back-and-forth offers/counter offers, was stressful, let alone time consuming. Banyan was able to get me a full settlement! In fact, even more than their offer! Another case was when I had my car wrongfully re-possessed by the bank on an unfortunate misunderstanding. With her usual professional tenacity and ability to communicate with clarity and concision, she helped me get my car back within one week. I am extremely pleased with Banyan Parker and her capabilities at Law. If ever I am in need of assistance, I know who to turn to for services, a consult and/or a referral to an appropriate colleague. I really want her to know how much she alleviated extra stress on my end and thank her for doing such....so Thank You Banyan! I WILL, (continue to), refer!
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Posted by Brittant | August 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My Experience with Banyan Parker
Banyan was wonderful. This case was intricate and included a lot of people and other cases, and inspite of all that, she focused on my needs and fought for me to have justice and closure to this excruciating chapter in my life. She was professional in our dealings, yet warm and very personable. I appreciate that she personally called me when she found out that my case closed, that was very appreciated rather than just a impersonal letter in the mail. As a woman in a typically male dominated field, I believe that Banyan does a foniminal job at standing out and making her voice heard in a respectable matter. I could not have asked for a better person to stand beside me as I fought my case, and I would like her to know that I appreciate every minute she devoted to making sure I had justice in the end.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Hansen & Miller Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mediator
  • RECOURSE MEDIATION SERVICES
  • 2011 - Present
  • Paralegal/Office Manager
  • Hanse Miller Law Firm
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Intern
  • San Diego World Trade Center
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Empire College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • AA - Associates of Arts
  • 1998
  • Sonoma State University
  • Conflict Resolution Certificate Program
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Auto Accident
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) $610k
  • Mediation - Injury Case
  • $165K
  • Arbitration in UIM Claim
  • $114,500 - more than policy limits
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Associations

  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Fee Arbitrator
  • 2022 - Present
  • Sonoma County Superior Court
  • MSC Panelist
  • 2021 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • RECOURSE Mediation Services
  • Mediator
  • 2011 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Barrister
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Juvenile Justice Attorneys Association
  • Student Member
  • 1993 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Santa Rosa
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • A&P’s Top 10 Attorneys list
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Service to Peers
  • Friday Night Live
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Week
  • Civil Liberties within Today's Current Events
  • 2022
  • Montgomery High School
  • Freedom of the Press
  • 2019
  • Town Hall Meeting
  • PG&E Wildfire Cases
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Banyan
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Banyon is responsive, compassionate, and skilled."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Parker is a great lawyer. She cares deeply for her clients and their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Banyan Parker is a fantastic advocate for her clients, but also acts with extreme professionalism and empathy. Banyan is an attorney that I do not hesitate to refer to, especially when it comes to such sensitive and profound issues as criminal matters. I am grateful to have Banyan as a resource for criminal matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I've watched Banyan grow over the past 15 years. She is a very good negotiator and works well with others... which helps to maximize personal injury settlements!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Banyan for many years and the privilege of now working with her. I endorse Banyan Parker. She possesses great interpersonal skills, and social and situational awareness, all of which are important assets in handling personal injury litigation. She is a credit to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Banyan is an excellent attorney. I have worked with Banyan Parker on matters involving Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense. She is always extremely professional and advocates zealously for her clients to achieve excellent results."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Banyan is a superb lawyer and a real help to those in need of a caring lawyer when they find themselves between the devil and the deep blue sea!!! I have been involved with her as she helps people get their papers organized and documents signed. It is the little things that really count and make a huge difference! I would recommend her to anyone including family and friends."
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