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Parker Graham practices in the firm’s business litigation, securities, and employment sections. From routine discovery matters to oral argument in the Dallas Court of Appeals, his litigation experience includes a range of complex business disputes, agency investigations, and discrimination and retaliation cases. Parker also routinely counsels clients on regulatory and compliance issues.


SMU Dedman School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Order of the Coif
SMU Law Review, Articles Editor
Research Assistant to Prof. William Dorsaneo

Sewanee: The University of the South
B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Reported Decisions

Oransky v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., — F.Supp.3d —, 2019 WL 4242670 (D. Colo. 2019).

Windsor v. Olson et al., No. 3:16-cv-934, 2019 WL 2080021 (N.D. Tex. 2019).

 Rome v. HCC Life Insurance Co., 323 F. Supp. 3d 862 (N.D. Tex. 2018), appeal dismissed, 2018 WL 4233705 (5th Cir. 2018).

 Nerium Skincare, Inc. v. Nerium International, LLC, No. 3:16-cv-1217, 2017 WL 177651 (N.D. Tex. 2017).

Dyhre v. Hinman, No. 05-16-00511, 2017 WL 1075614 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2017, pet. denied).


Represented a developer in a contract dispute, including arguing the summary judgment hearing and presenting the oral argument in the Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Secured possession of a property and damages following a bench trial, and briefed the case in the Fifth District Court of Appeals, which affirmed.

Defended a law firm and its managing partner against retaliation and discrimination claims, which were dismissed before discovery began.

Argued and won a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to prevent former salespeople from violating their non-solicitation and non-competition agreements.

Represented an automotive-engineering firm in a Department of Labor investigation alleging whistleblower retaliation, resulting in a favorable resolution for the client.

In various administrative proceedings, represented clients in contesting liability or negotiating resolutions, including before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Comptroller, Department of Labor, and the EEOC.

Speeches and Publications

Speaker, NLRB and Employee Handbooks: Complying with Agency Guidance, Speech to the Dallas Bar Association, (2016).

Co-Author, An Overview of Federal Employment Law Practice and Procedure, Texas Bar Association’s Federal Court Practice CLE (2015).

Co-Author, Texas Chapter of How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide, Multilaw (2015).

Author, Neglect the Registered Agent, Risk Losing a Lawsuit, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (2014).

Author, Whistleblowers in the Workplace: The Government Employee’s “Official Duty” to Tell the Truth, 65 SMU L. REV. 685 (2012).

Court Admissions

Texas, 2013

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors and Distinctions

Honored as a Rising Star as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2019.