Kevin J. Parker

Kevin J. Parker: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
    View Kevin J. Parker's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (13)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #375 in weekly profile views out of 9,400 Attorneys in Phoenix, AZ
    • #42,536 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,458 total attorneys Overall
Attorney Awards

Biography

Kevin Parker's areas of practice include real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, and business and commercial litigation.

Trust and Estate Litigation

Kevin Parker's areas of practice include probate and trust litigation, real estate litigation, and business and commercial litigation. A large portion of his practice focuses on probate and trust litigation. Kevin is a member of the American Bar Association Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Committee. He is a certified mediator for the Maricopa County Superior Court Probate Division. Kevin has been a probate mediator for many years and has served as a mediator in numerous Maricopa County Superior Court probate mediation ADR referrals.

Kevin has been a seminar program chair and/or panel member for numerous probate and trust litigation seminars, including the following:

American Bar Association

•Last Beneficiary Standing: Identifying the Proper Parties in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases, Washington, DC (April 30, 2009)

National Business Institute

•Probate Boot Camp, Phoenix, Arizona (March 11, 2016)
•Sophisticated Probate Strategies, Phoenix, Arizona (August 16, 2011)
•What Probate Court Judges Want You to Know, Phoenix, Arizona (May 14, 2010)
•Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, Phoenix, Arizona (December 8, 2009)
•Probate: Beyond the Basics, Phoenix, Arizona (March 24, 2009)
•Fundamentals of Trust Administration, Phoenix, Arizona (December 10, 2008)
•Fundamentals of Trust Administration, Tucson, Arizona (December 9, 2008)
•Probate Practice: The Essential Basics, Phoenix, Arizona (November 7, 2008)
•Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice, Phoenix, Arizona (June 17, 2008)
•Fundamentals of Trust Administration, Phoenix, Arizona (December 13, 2007)
•Practical Aspects of Trust Administration, Phoenix, Arizona (March 6, 2007)
•Probate: Beyond the Basics, Phoenix, Arizona (December 7, 2006)
•Beyond the Basics: Strategies for Solving Probate Issues and Challenges in Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (January 11, 2006)

Maricopa County Bar Association

•Basic Conservatorship/Guardianship for Adults, Phoenix, Arizona (January 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
•Probate & Trust Litigation: Nuts & Bolts, and Recent Case Law Developments, Phoenix, Arizona (February 15, 2001)
•Fundamentals of Estate & Trust Litigation, Phoenix, Arizona (February 18, 1999)

Real Estate Litigation

Kevin Parker's areas of practice include real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, and business and commercial litigation.

Kevin serves as Co-Chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Real Estate Litigation practice group. His real estate litigation experience includes handling cases involving condemnation, landlord-tenant disputes, purchase contracts, option contracts, development agreements, real estate investments, adverse possession, foreclosure, brokerage contracts, quiet title actions, easement and boundary disputes, lien disputes, lis pendens disputes, trespass and nuisance, statute of frauds issues, specific performance claims, partition actions, and real estate partnership and LLC disputes.

Recent seminar presentations include the following:

• Purchase and Option Contract Disputes, Maricopa County Bar Association Real Estate Litigation Fundamentals Series, Phoenix, Arizona (February 18, 2011)
• Purchase and Option Contract Disputes, Maricopa County Bar Association Real Estate Litigation Fundamentals Series, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2, 2010)

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Trustee Defenses: Statute of Limitations, Laches, Self-Executing Accounting Release Provisions, and Exculpatory Clauses, Author, Probate & Property: Publication of ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (November/December 2009)
• Current Issues in Estate Litigation, Author, Maricopa Lawyer (June 2006)
• Why Mediating Probate Disputes is an Attractive Alternative, Alternatives to the High Costs of Litigation, Author, The Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution (June 1998)
• Summary Judgment in Arizona: A Call for a New Standard, Co-Author, Arizona Attorney (March 1990)
• Relief from Final Judgment Under Rule 60(b)(1) Due to Judicial Errors of Law, Author, Michigan Law Review (May 1985)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers, Estate & Trust Litigation (2017-2018)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2016-2019)
•Mentor of the Year - Guardianship of Adults, Volunteer Lawyers Program Pro Bono Awards (2014)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•Highest Score on July 1985 Arizona Bar Exam

Community Involvement

•New Pathways for Youth
•Special Olympics Advocacy Resource Program (SOAR)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Apr 16
The Volunteer Lawyers Program 2014 Pro Bono Awards Recognize Multiple Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Condemnation/Eminent Domain
  • Estate Planning
  • Private Client Services
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6238  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Law Review, Order of the Coif, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Arizona; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Litigation (2014, 2015)
•American Bar Association
•Committee on Estate and Trust Litigation and Controversy (2006-present)
•Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
•State Bar of Arizona
•Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (1996-1999 term)
•Trial Practice Section
•Probate & Trust Section
•Mental Health & Elder Law Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•Arizona Bar Foundation Fellow

Birth Information:
Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 12, 1960
ISLN:
904587256

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (13 reviews)
High ethical standing icon
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 04/15/13 in Probate Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 04/15/13 in Defense Litigation

    I've known and worked on common matters with Kevin Parker for over 20 years and he has always proven to be highly proficient in rendering advice with respect to fiduciary litigation matters. His advice has resulted in risk and damages mitigation and... Read more

    Read more

    I've known and worked on common matters with Kevin Parker for over 20 years and he has always proven to be highly proficient in rendering advice with respect to fiduciary litigation matters. His advice has resulted in risk and damages mitigation and/or elimination. Read less

    Read less

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Phoenix, Arizona

Loading gif
  • map pin 1
    Phoenix, AZ
    One Arizona Center , 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    602.382.6238 Phone

    Get Directions

Contact Kevin J. Parker

Required Fields

Required Fields


By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.