Parks K. Stone Partner




Parks Stone has tried cases to favorable resolutions in state and federal courts nationwide, including serving as lead counsel in multiple jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations. He has drafted and argued dispositive motions, conducted and defended depositions, negotiated settlements, and handled all aspects of the litigation process through discovery, trial and appeal. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and defending insureds and companies in a wide range of matters, including product liability, trucking and transportation, premises liability, auto, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions/professional liability claims against lawyers, accountants and others, construction, health care and insurance coverage. Parks is the regional managing partner for the firm's Atlanta office.

Parks also regularly defends medical negligence actions on behalf of healthcare entities, including long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and correctional facilities. He also has defended brokers and agents, architects and engineers, board members, financial advisors, accountants, lawyers, and real estate brokers and agents in E&O claims in trials and appeals.

Parks further represents clients regarding insurance coverage issues, including litigating declaratory judgment actions and claims of bad faith. He advises clients in a wide variety of insurance coverage areas, including general liability, pollution, construction defect, first-party property, fidelity, employment, professional liability, errors & omissions, public entity liability, surplus lines and toxic torts.

In addition, Parks represents businesses in all aspects of employment law, including tort and contract claims, defense of EEOC charges, whistleblower claims, employment discrimination and sexual harassment litigation, employee benefits litigation, wage-and-hour issues (including collective action litigation), labor matters, ADA claims, violation of noncompete agreements and retaliation claims.

Parks has extensive experience representing financial institutions, including multinational and regional banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders and financial services companies in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters at the state and federal levels, including actions to enforce promissory notes and guarantees, loan workouts and restructurings, and defense of financial institutions in litigation. He regularly defends clients against a variety of state and federal consumer protection statute claims, including the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), including successfully defending nationwide class actions arising under these statutes.

Among his other accomplishments, Parks has a breadth of real estate E&O defense experience managing and resolving claims on behalf of large national property management and brokerage firms as well as litigating disputes throughout the United States on behalf of real estate brokers, appraisers, title abstractors, home inspectors, insurance brokers, managing agents and broker-dealers. In addition to efficiently managing claims, he assists our real estate professionals in licensing and regulatory matters as well as navigating complex contractual issues, leases and agency agreements; performing due diligence related to acquisitions; helping to ensure fair housing and other applicable statutory and/or local code and regulatory compliance. Parks’s experience in the insurance and real estate industries results in spot-on analysis of liability and exposure and effective resolution strategies.

In law school, Parks served as a judicial intern for a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.