PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Parke Morris
Parke Morris & Associates
1222 Tremont Avenue Suite 100-E
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Work Phone: (901)233-5172
Fax Phone: (877)335-3424
Visit our Website: http://www.parkemorris.com
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A former defense lawyer who clerked for an appellate judge out of law school and previously represented health care providers and Fortune 500 companies, Parke limits his practice at this time to the representation of families and individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Parke’s legal practice spans the entire state of Tennessee and he is one of the few attorneys in Tennessee to obtain seven-figure verdicts or settlements in each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions (Western/Middle/Eastern). In the past ten years, Parke, serving as lead counsel, has obtained thirteen separate seven-figure settlements for clients throughout Tennessee and in Southwest Virginia. He has obtained 19 settlements or verdicts of $700,000 or more. Total verdict-settlements over this same time period total more than $50 million. These are real numbers that were actually collected. Parke has served as lead counsel in a number of high-profile lawsuits including representing the family of Anna Tolston, who burned alive, along with 19 other nursing home residents, in the NHC-Nashville nursing home fire in 2003. Parke also represented 13 separate families whose mothers were raped and/or sexual assaulted by an employee of the nursing home, James Wright, over an eight year time frame, at the NHC-Bristol facility in Bristol, Virginia. Wright was sentenced to 80 years in prison on May 14, 2010.In December, 2009 Parke served as lead counsel and obtained a $900,000 jury verdict for a family whose mother died of dehydration and sepsis from a number of preventable bed sores at a Mariner-controlled nursing home in the Memphis area. This was the first nursing home negligence case taken to verdict in the history of Shelby County, Tennessee. Parke is a frequent lecturer for the Tennessee Bar Association for Continuing Legal Education. Parke and his wife Whitley enjoy hiking and traveling. Concentrations: Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect. Catastrophic Personal Injury. Insurance Bad Faith & Fraud.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Tennessee College of Law
Year Licensed: 1996
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1996
Section Membership(s): Tort and Insurance Law Section, YLD Fellows, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Tort & Personal Injury