Stephanie Parker is a trial attorney who has extensive experience in the defense of product liability and mass tort cases. She has served clients in the tobacco, chemical, pharmaceutical, gasoline, medical device, and automotive industries. She also has significant other litigation experience, ranging from banking to white-collar criminal matters to the First Amendment. Stephanie co-leads the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice and oversees the product liability litigation practice.
For more than 10 years, Stephanie has served as lead trial counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in numerous smoking and health-related jury trials. Currently, she is lead counsel for R.J. Reynolds in its Engle progeny litigation in Florida, which involves more than 9, 000 plaintiffs. In this role, she has tried every bellwether trial in the Engle litigation: she was the lead defense lawyer in Reynolds' first state court trial, which resulted in the first ever Engle defense verdict for the industry; she was the lead defense lawyer in the first Engle federal court case, which also resulted in a defense verdict; and she has made many significant legal arguments on behalf of Reynolds.
Stephanie is a member of The American Law Institute. She is a Master of the Bleckley Inn of Court and has served on the Bar Council of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She has served on the boards of the Federal Defender Program, Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia, Vanderbilt University School of Law, and Wesleyan College.
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Gamble ''Engle progeny'' lawsuit
R.J. Reynolds wins Bay Area jury verdict in Pooshs trial
R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Rounds Engle progeny trial
Honors & Distinctions
Recipient of Vanderbilt Law School Distinguished Alumna Award
Recipient of Wesleyan College Alumnae Award for Distinguished Achievement in a Profession
Listed in Law360's Top 15 Female Trial Attorneys in 2012 and Product Liability MVP in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA (nationwide in product liability)
Graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia
Law Clerk to Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia (1984-1986)