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Michael R. Parker

Founding and Managing Partner

Law School: Whittier Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999.

Undergraduate: Pepperdine University, B.S. in Business Management, 1993.

Areas of Practice: Federal and State Fraud Recovery Actions, Bad Faith Defense, Civil RICO, Complex Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Cargo/Trucking Litigation, and Business Litigation.

Notable Cases:

  • Coverage Counsel involving alleged $80 million Art Theft claim (Second largest art theft claim from private residence in United States history). No benefits paid.
  • Trial Counsel representing carrier in Water Restoration Fraud case resulting in $1.5 million judgment in favor of carrier.
  • Trial Counsel representing carrier in Arson Fraud case resulting in $1.5 million judgment in favor of carrier, and $1.5 million criminal restitution.

Licensed to Practice in: California since 1999, Texas since 2009, and Oklahoma since 2014. Additionally, Michael is admitted to practice in multiple U.S. District Courts: Central District of California, since 1999; Southern District of California, since 2004; Northern District of Texas, since 2012; Southern District of Texas, since 2012; Western District of Texas, since 2015; and, Northern District of Oklahoma, since 2016.

Publications:

  • “Guidebook to Orthopedic Tests and Modalities,” co-authored with Dr. Michael Millar, 1995, self-published.
  • “The Affordable Care Act Has Improved the Way the Federal Government Fights Health Care Fraud, But the Rate of Return on the Investment is Still Being Measured,” co-authored with Dennis J. Bentley, The Federal Lawyer, 2016, Pg. 32 - 35.

Related Experience:

  • Retained Expert Witness, Insurance Fraud.
  • Licensed Investigator (LIC 16960).
  • IASIU, Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator (CIFI).
  • FEMA, Military Emergency Management Specialist Basic Certification.
  • Liberty Mutual, SIU, Senior Special Investigator.
  • Manning & Marder, Attorney.

Professional Memberships:

Committee Membership:

  • Federal Bar Association, Ethics Committee, 2016 to present.
  • SGAUS, Co-Chair of JAG Training Academy, 2015 to present.

Presentations:
Well over 100 talks to professional organizations across the country, mostly on fraud recovery, insurance coverage, bad faith issues, FEMA law, and military justice.

Military Experience:

  • Captain, JAG-C Trial Defense Service (TDS), Texas State Guard, Camp Mabry, TX, 2014 to present.
  • Captain, JAG-C, California State Military Reserve, Los Alamitos Joint Training Base, 2010 to 2014.

Honors:

  • Military Honors:
    • State Guard Association of the United States, Medal of Merit, 2016.
    • State Guard Association of the United States, Commendation Medal, 2015 and 2016.
    • State Guard Association of the United States, Faithful Service Award, 2016.
    • California National Guard, California Commendation Medal, 2013.
  • Professional Honors:
    • Nominated for IASIU’s Outstanding Service Award, 2016.
    • Southern California IASIU, Attorney of the Year Nominee, 2012.
    • Southern California IASIU, Attorney of the Year, 2006.
    • Southern California IASIU, Attorney of the Year, 2001.