James Parker


  • location icon New Orleans, LA
    400 Poydras Street
    Suite 1300
    New Orleans, LA 70130

H. James Parker is a partner in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law Practice. He has over 23 years of experience practicing as a trial attorney. Prior to joining the firm he was a trial attorney practicing insurance defense at other local law firms. James practices in both state and federal courts and has argued several cases at the appellate level. His trial experience includes approximately 20 jury and 80 judge trials in various district and appellate courts. His primary areas of practice are casualty and insurance defense litigation. James also handles general civil liability, business interruption and corporate litigation.

James was born in Jefferson, Louisiana and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Criminology from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri in 1986. He attended Loyola University Law School in New Orleans where he obtained a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1993. He was a member of the Jefferson Library Institute, Inc. from 1998 to 2000, where he served as Vice President from 1999 to 2000 and as interim President in 2000. James is a member of the New Orleans, Jefferson and Louisiana Bar Associations as well as the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

James currently lives in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans, with his wife Rhonda. He enjoys playing golf and other outdoor activities. He is also actively involved with Friends in Need Foundation which is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide financial assistance to Southeastern Louisiana families in need as a result of a medical crisis.


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  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


Loyola University Law School, New Orleans

Juris Doctor, 1993

Drury College, Springfield, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Criminology, 1986

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