James L. Parsons, Jr.

James L. Parsons, Jr.James L. Parsons, Jr., joined the firm as a principal in April of 2004. Mr. Parsons is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park, and earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986. He is admitted to practice in Maryland (1986), District of Columbia (1999), U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. His practice areas include business law, commercial and employment litigation in federal and state courts, contracts, real estate, zoning, land use, and personal injury. He represents clients in the sale and purchase of businesses, and in administrative proceedings before local and State boards and commissions. He has extensive experience in representing clients in the petroleum industry, and he serves as co-counsel to a regional association of service station dealers. He served as an assistant county attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland from 1990 – 1998. Mr. Parsons’ e-mail address is

Activities and Awards:

  • Served as Governor on Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors from 2010 to 2012.
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer”  by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Served as Co-Chair for Business Law Section of Montgomery County Bar Association 2006-2009 (Section Chair of the Year 2007)
  • Currently serving as co-chair of MSBA CLE Committee

Reported Decisions:

  • Akparewa v. Amoco Oil Co., 138 Md.App. 351 (2000)
  • Evans v. Burruss, 401 Md. 586 (2007)
  • Anselmo v. Mayor of Rockville, 196 Md.App. 115 (2009)
  • Bacon v. Arey, 203 Md. App. 606 (2012)