Phi Delta Phi. Co-Author: "Products Liability: 1978 Developments in Florida Law," 33 University of Miami L. Rev. 1185, 1979. Author: Kreindler, Lee S., Aviation Accident Law, Ch. "Air Traffic Controller Negligence," Matthew Bender, 1993. Recipient: Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, 1975; "National Service to Youth" Award, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 2003; "Golden Shovel" Award, Miami River Marine Group, 2000; Person of the Year Award, Marine Council, 1998; Conservationist of the Year Award, Florida State Audubon Society, 1986; The Florida Environmental Service Award, presented by Florida Defenders of the Environment, 1983. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, by Naifeh & Smith, editions: 1983-2011; Florida Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite" 2004, 2005 and 2011. Parks has been included in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine for the past five years, earned the distinction from his peers as a 'Top Lawyer' in South Florida Legal Guide every year since 2003, and was designated as a member of the 2010 Lawdragon Top 3000. Member: International Society of Air Safety Investigators; National Transportation Safety Board Association. Chair, Environmental Regulation Committee, State of Florida, 1980-1987. Member, Florida Tort Litigation Review Commission, 1983-1988. Member, Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice, 1984-1985. Member, Aviation Law Certification Committee, 1995-1998. Member, Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, 1996-2002. Former Chairman: Miami River Commission; Miami River Study Commission, 1997-1998; Governor's Commission on Property Rights, 1993-1994; Miami River Coordinating Committee, 1984-1989. Member, Environmental Land Management Study. Member, Committee (ELMS II), 1982-1984. Member, Board of Directors, Everglades Foundation. Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami, Inc. Member, Community Relations Board of Dade County, 1981-1986 (Appointed by Dade County Commission). Member, Board of Trustees, The Nature Conservancy, 1985-1989. Member, Board of Directors, 1000 Friends of Florida, 1985-1998. Member, Board of Directors, Marine Council. Chairman, Advisory Board, Mast Academy. Member, Deans Advisory Council, FIU College of Law. Parks was honored by The Southern Trial Lawyers Association and received the prestigious 2011 War Horse Award, its highest honor. War Horse honorees are nominated by members of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the cause of justice. Acknowledged leaders in their communities, they have been actively practicing for more than thirty years, demonstrated outstanding skill as trial advocates and shown exceptional contributions to furthering the cause of justice.
American Bar Foundation; Florida Bar Foundation; American College of Trial Lawyers (Chair, Access to Justice Committee, 2003); International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Secretary of International Relations, 1995-1997; Dean, 1997-1998; Vice President, 1998-1999; President Elect, 1999-2000; President, 2000-2001); International Society of Barristers; American Board of Trial Advocates; Roscoe Pound Foundation.
(Board Certified Aviation Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)