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.
John R. Parker 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.
John R. Parke’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
Class action lawsuits
False Claims Act cases
Medi-Cal and Medicare fraud
Defective products and drugs
Insurance Bad Faith
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
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
Professional Associations and Memberships
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