Vanita Budhrani Parker has been practicing criminal law for over 20 years. She is a first- generation Indian attorney that handles cases in Collin and Dallas County. She started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County where she worked from 1997-2009.
During her time at the Dallas DA’s office Vanita created the Mental Health Division where she prosecuted mentally ill defendants. With Vanita’s leadership, this new division focused on mental health services and engaging clients to see doctors and remain on medication allowing them to avoid jail time.
Since leaving the DA’s office in 2009, Vanita has spent her time defending clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to Capital Murder. She specializes in defending clients diagnosed with mental illnesses or impairments and works with mental health providers and doctors to ensure that her clients are getting the treatment they need.
Over the course of her career, Vanita has represented law enforcement officers, acting as both a legal advisor and General Counsel for the Dallas Chapter of the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization and representing police officer defendants in various crimes as a defense attorney. She has also represented officers with the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Vanita is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and is a board member of the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (3CDLA). She is a former board member of the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.Outside the firm, Vanita enjoys spending time with her family and sailing with her husband.
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