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Trial Attorney Robert L. Parks Appointed to the Executive Committee and Named Litigation Chairman for the Everglades Foundation

February 6, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. (February 6, 2015) – Miami based trial attorney Robert L. Parks, principal and founding partner of The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, has been appointed to the Executive Committee and named Litigation Chairman for the Everglades Foundation. The Everglades Foundation is dedicated to a restored Everglades, creating relevant and creative solutions to complex restoration issues without burdening taxpayers.

A nationally recognized trial attorney with more than 50 years of experience and a longtime environmental advocate, Parks served as volunteer chairman of the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission under Governor Bob Graham. For his dedicated leadership, Parks was named The National Audubon Society’s Environmentalist of the Year. In keeping with his commitment to protect the environment, Parks was an original member of 1,000 Friends of Florida, where he served as litigation chair for 13 years.

Parks is past president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and past chair of its Florida Access to Justice Committee. He was an original appointee by the Florida Bar to the Florida Supreme Court Commission of Professionalism and served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Air & Space Law.

Parks is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocacy, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and a member of The American Law Institute. He also serves on the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society Board of Trustees, he is Chairman of the Board of Visitor’s for the National Judicial College, is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Florida International University’s College of Law, and is on the Board of Trustees for History Miami.

He is past president of the Dade County Bar, a former member of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, past president of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers, and he served for six years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. Parks is Board certified in Aviation Law by the Florida Bar and was the first chair of the Florida Bar’s Aviation Law Certification Committee. Parks is also a member of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

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Parks was honored by The Southern Trial Lawyers Association and received the prestigious 2011 War Horse Award, its highest honor. War Horse honorees are nominated by members of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the cause of justice. Acknowledged leaders in their communities, they have been actively practicing for more than thirty years, demonstrated outstanding skill as trial advocates and shown exceptional contributions to furthering the cause of justice.

Parks was also selected to receive the prestigious 2012 Perry Nichols Award. The Perry Nichols Award is the Florida Justice Association’s most prestigious award given annually to a Floridian who has fought with distinction for justice throughout his life. The award was established in 1977 as a permanent tribute to Perry Nichols, an FJA founder and nationally renowned Florida Trial attorney. It is an incredible honor to receive this lifetime achievement award.

Parks has been named one of the Best Lawyers of America since its inception in 1983. Out of the estimated 30,000 ‘Best Lawyers of America,’ only 1,397 have been consecutively named since 1983. Parks has been included in Florida Super Lawyers listing for the past ten years, earned the distinction from his peers as a ‘Top Lawyer’ in South Florida Legal Guide every year since 2003, and was designated as a member of the Lawdragon Top 3000. In addition, Robert L. Parks and his firm are listed in the U.S. News & Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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About The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, P.L.
The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, P.L. is a Miami-based plaintiff’s litigation firm specializing in aviation litigation, offshore resort litigation, premises liability, negligent security, commercial litigation, maritime/admiralty litigation, and general wrongful death and personal injury claims. For more information, please visit www.rlplegal.com or call (305) 445-4430.