Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P.
“Mike” Parker is a partner at Taylor Porter, practicing law since
1978. Mr. Parker’s practice
areas include complex civil litigation, toxic torts class action,
insurance, products liability, admiralty, and maritime law.
During the past several years, Mr. Parker has acted as lead trial
counsel in the defense of federal and state litigation involving
environmental claims for remediation of soil and groundwater
contamination and claims relating to occupational and non-occupational
exposure to toxics released into the air, soil, or water. Over the
course of his experience, Mr. Parker has tried a wide variety of cases,
both for individuals as well as for Fortune 500 companies. In his
career, Mr. Parker has handled cases involving highway design,
construction, expropriation/ condemnation disputes for pipeline,
highways, electric power and landowners' interests, interstate trucking,
business interruption, pipeline and pressure vessel explosions, gas and
steam turbine failure, fires, building defects, electrical faults and
failures, ship collisions, Jones Act Seaman Claims, insurance coverage,
asbestos, silica, lead, and chlorinated solvents.
Throughout his career, Mr. Parker has been a frequent lecturer on
various subjects including toxic torts, insurance, and civil
litigation. Mr. Parker was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and is AV Martindale rated among the Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers.
Mr. Parker is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL),
one of the premier legal associations in North America, composed of
preeminent members of the Trial Bar, and limited to just 1 percent of
the total lawyer population of any state. Fellowship is extended only by
invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial
lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional
careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct,
professionalism, civility and collegiality.