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John R. Parker

Languages: English

Sacramento Office

401 Watt Avenue Suite #100 Sacramento, CA 95864

John R. Parker Jr., who generally goes by his initials, “J.R.,” aggressively and successfully prosecutes complex civil litigation from investigation through settlement or trial, in state and federal courts and on appeal.

J.R. has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star” several times, an acknowledgement received by only 2.5 percent of California’s qualifying attorneys.

J.R.’s practice includes class action lawsuits, False Claims Act cases, Medi-Cal and Medicare fraud, consumer fraud, defective products and drugs, insurance bad faith, personal injury, medical malpractice, employment claims, civil rights, toxic tort and environmental cases.

J.R. has pursued cutting-edge consumer class actions against well-known companies in the tech industry, including Facebook, Apple, and Zynga. State and federal courts have appointed J.R. Parker as lead counsel in multiple class action cases in California and across the country.

J.R. understands the human impact of personal or economic injuries caused by the carelessness, negligence or willful intent of others. An injury to one is an injury to all, and J.R. is committed to representing ordinary people who lack the resources of the multinational corporations and insurance companies that he holds accountable in his cases.

Areas of Practice


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2002
    • Law Journal: Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Deputy Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Georgia
      • A.B. summa cum laude – 1999
      • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Classics Prize
      • Major: Greek
      • Major: Latin

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Attorneys of California: 2020 Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year
  • Northern California Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2013 – 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Super Lawyer: 2021-2022

Professional Associations
and Memberships

  • Public Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Sacramento Trial Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer mediator for Eastern District of California Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Appointed counsel for the Eastern District of California’s pro bono program
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