Education University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1985) University of Florida (M.A.J.C. 1977) University of Florida (B.S.J., with high honors, 1975)
Professional Experience - Ms. Parrish is a director in the Albuquerque office. She served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 1999-2012. She practices in the Litigation Department with an emphasis on employment law and litigation, complex and high risk litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation including catastrophic injuries. She has significant jury and non-jury trial experience. She also has extensive experience in resolving claims through alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. She has presented oral argument in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Parrish is a New Mexico certified specialist in Employment and Labor Law. Ms. Parrish was named Albuquerque Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Parrish has defended corporate and individual clients in complex litigation matters including individual and class actions in the state and federal courts. She also has handled commercial, personal injury, estate and trust, medical malpractice and professional liability litigation. Ms. Parrish is listed in Best Lawyers in America-2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for her expertise and experience in commercial litigation, employment law-management, litigation-banking and finance, litigation-labor and employment, and litigation-real estate, and in Best Lawyers in America-2009 for her expertise and experience in labor and employment law. Ms. Parrish is listed in Chambers & Partners--America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006), (2007) (2008), (2009), (2010), (2011), (2012) and (2013) as an employment specialist. Chambers notes that clients characterize her as a "tough but fair" practitioner, particularly noted for her excellent communication skills, sensitivity to client needs and readiness "to go the extra mile in any situation." Ms. Parrish is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers-2007-2013. The 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers list Ms. Parrish as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico. Ms. Parrish also was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as one of New Mexico’s “Best of the Bar” for 2010. Ms. Parrish is a co-author of the New Mexico Employment Law Desk Reference – Second Edition, Rodey Law Firm © 2013.
Professional Memberships and Activities - Fellow, American Bar Foundation Albuquerque Bar Association, Board of Directors (2008 – 2013) State Bar of New Mexico The Florida Bar United States District Court for the District of New Mexico United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Supreme Court of the United States American Bar Association Defense Research Institute New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Employment and Labor Law Specialist (New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization) Has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating.