Gary Parsons handles trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and adjoining states. He has represented clients in the energy, pharmaceutical, automotive, internet information, healthcare, communications and insurance industries.
Gary represents businesses ranging in size from Fortune 100 to regional and local companies, as well as local governments. He has litigated business disputes, intellectual property, antitrust, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, mass tort, lawyer malpractice, civil rights, and insurance coverage and bad faith claims. He also has significant experience in litigating regulatory disputes and professional disciplinary hearings before state administrative agencies.
Gary has participated in over 75 trials and over 125 appeals. He has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He also appears regularly before all three U.S. Districts Courts in North Carolina and the North Carolina Business Court. In addition, Gary has appeared in the trial courts of over 70 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
When Gary was voted the Top Litigation Attorney in North Carolina in a 2005 poll of North Carolina lawyers conducted by Business North Carolina Magazine, the then-President of the North Carolina Bar Association told the publication “If I were in trouble, he is the lawyer I would call for help.”
- "Five Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in the Courtroom," published by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, July 2020
- Presenter, "Ethics Update for In-House Counsel: Privilege, Confidentiality and Compliance," UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 2020
- Presenter, "Ethics Update for In-House Counsel: Privilege, Confidentiality and Compliance," UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 2019
- Panelist, "Civility Matters," American Board of Trial Advocates Event, Duke Law School, March 19, 2018
- Qualifying Your Expert; North Carolina is Now a Daubert State —The Litigator (North Carolina Bar Association, Vol. 34, No. 1, p. 1 November 2013)
- Privilege, Work Product and Related Ethical Issues for Inside Counsel in Litigation and Investigation, (Research Triangle Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, August 14, 2013)
- Litigation Management Planning, (Research Triangle Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel, August 15, 2012)
- Section 1983 Actions Against Government Attorneys, (North Carolina Bar Association, The Workplace and the Constitution—Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Annual Meeting, February 5, 2010)
- Ethical Considerations for the Insurer, Insured, and Defense Counsel, (North Carolina Bar Association, 2009 Insurance law Update, November 6, 2009)
- Preparing the Electrical Contact Accident for the Jury’s Eyes From the First Minute of the Investigation – (Southeastern Claims Association Eighty-Fourth Annual Seminar, June 18, 2009)
- Getting the Right People – Jury Selection—Nuts and Bolts, (North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Young Lawyers Seminar, February 27, 2009)