John F. Parker, Jr.

John F. Parker, Jr.

Founding Partner | Louisville | Florida | 305-292-4020 |

John F. Parker, Jr., is an accomplished trial lawyer who has tried over 50 cases to jury verdict. His practice includes all aspects of civil litigation. John holds the Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating by his peers in ethics and legal ability. John is also recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

A native of Louisville, John obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984 and graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1987.

John became a partner at the Louisville law firm of Boehl Stopher & Graves in 1992 where he practiced until 1999 when he became a founding member of Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett (formerly Phillips Parker Orberson & Moore) in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2013, Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett, PLC opened its Florida office in Key West. John currently serves clients in Kentucky and Florida.

For almost thirty years John’s litigation efforts have included an emphasis on defending medical professionals, municipalities and law enforcement. John has been a frequent lecturer on risk management techniques for medical professionals.

John is admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state of Florida as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. John is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky, Monroe County, Florida, and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Kentucky Defense Counsel.

John is the proud father of two beautiful and accomplished daughters, who, like their father, enjoy adventure and the outdoors. John’s passion is sailing. He is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and has sailed throughout the Florida Keys and Bahamas over the last twenty years, having crossed the Gulf Stream more than a dozen times. He is a member of the Castle Harbor Sailing Club in Coral Gables, Florida and is a former Commodore and current member of the Louisville Sailing Club. Other interests include reading, photography and scuba diving.

Legal Honors & Awards

– AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell
– Kentucky Super Lawyers®
– The Best Lawyers in America®

Areas of Concentration

Medical Negligence
Professional Liability
Municipal Litigation
Products Liability & Medical Device Litigation

Bar Admissions & Organizations

– Kentucky Bar Association
– Florida Bar Association
– U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
– U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
– American Bar Association
– Louisville Bar Association
– Monroe County Bar Association


– University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1987
– University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, Business
– Administration & Finance, 1984