Eric J. ParkerManaging Partner
Eric J. Parker is a co-founder of Parker Scheer LLP and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. With over 28 years of experience in complex personal injury trial work, Attorney Parker represents adults and children injured or killed as a result of defectively designed and manufactured products, as well as victims of medical and dental malpractice, defective premises, motor vehicle negligence, and aviation-related injury or death.
Mr. Parker is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA; Elected President, Massachusetts Chapter, 2009-2010), and is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association (Appointed Co-Chair: Task Force on Law, the Economy, and Underemployment 2011-2012), the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association. Mr. Parker has been named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Boston Magazine every year since the designation was first created in 2004 (given to the top 5% of all Massachusetts attorneys), and was named a "Top 100 Lawyer” among all Massachusetts lawyers based on peer review. Mr. Parker is also listed as among the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and is a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Mr. Parker holds the highest peer-review rating (AV) awarded to any attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is only awarded to lawyers and law firms which are found to possess "Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability" and who embrace "Very High Professional Standards".
In addition to serving as director of the firm’s Complex Personal Injury Practice Group, Mr. Parker is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, and is an FAA licensed Private Airplane Pilot (read more here), and was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Media and Technology Charter High School of Boston (Elected Chairman of the Board, 2001-2005), whose mission is to prepare at risk, inner-city Boston high school students to succeed in college and beyond. In 2001, Mr. Parker was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Boston Law Tribune, and since January 2007 has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the leading weekly newspaper serving the Massachusetts legal community. Mr. Parker is a member of the Deans Advisory Committee of Suffolk University Law School, where he also serves as an elected member of the Law School's Alumni Board of Directors.
Before co-founding Parker Scheer, Mr. Parker was a partner in the Boston trial firm of Sarrouf, Tarricone & Flemming. Mr. Parker has been a frequent guest lecturer at Suffolk University Law School, New England Law School, and Boston College Law School and has served as a trial practice adviser to student participants in the Harvard Law School Trial Practice program. Mr. Parker has authored articles on a wide range of legal topics including the representation of children in tort actions. Attorney. Parker’s cases have received regional and national press coverage, and have regularly been cited as among the “most important decisions” by the Massachusetts legal press.
A.B., Vassar College
J.D., Suffolk University Law School
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeMassachusetts
United States District Court, Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Massachusetts Bar Association
New York State Bar Association.
American Board of Trial Advocates (elected to membership)
The American Association for Justice
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
The Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
The National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Legal Papers and Publications
Great-West Life & Annuity Company v. Knudson: Contrary to the Belief of Some, Reports of the Death of ERISA-based Health-care Liens Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, Vol. 4 No. 3, summer 2002. Author, “Helpful Hints for Representing Children in Tort Actions,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, October 1997.