B. Parker Berry

B. Parker Berry: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP
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  • Renaissance at Colony Park, 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Parker's practice includes representing a variety of state and local governmental bodies. As a result, Parker has a breadth of experience and knowledge in navigating regulatory, administrative and environmental components and litigation matters for both public and private clients.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

Presenter, Mississippi State Board of Contractors, Continuing Education for Residential Builders and Remodelers, June 2016.
Co-Author, “Finding Middle Ground for State Legislative Reapportionment,” America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, 3rd ed., American Bar Association, May 2016.
Presenter, “Finding Middle Ground for State Legislative Reapportionment,” America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights, American Bar Association, Feb. 2016.
Presenter, Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys' Conference, Case Law Update, Summer 2014, Winter 2016.
Presenter, Mississippi Association of School Administrators' Conference, Case Law Update, Fall 2014.
Presenter, Mississippi Municipal League Convention, “21-19-11 and Municipal Property Clean-up, Summer 2014.
Author, Shelby County v. Holder: A Dramatic Shift in Voting Procedure, Mississippi Municipal League's Mississippi Municipalities, 2013 Fall Edition.
Presenter, Urban Renewal: Tools for Land Use Planning, 82nd Annual MML Conference, July 15, 2013.
Presenter, Local Government and Solid Waste, 2013 Local Government and Solid Waste Officer Training, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, March 2013.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Governmental Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 985-4402  Phone
(601) 985-4500  Fax
University Attended:
Mississippi State University, B.B.A., Business Administration, summa cum laude, President's List, IIAM Scholarship Recipient 2007 & 2008, Order of Omega Honor's Society, 2009
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, Member, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, Mississippi Bar Health Law Scholarship Recipient, 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012, Mississippi


Capital Area Bar Association

Jackson Young Lawyers

American Bar Association

Young Lawyers' Division

State and Local Government Section

Government Operations and Liability Committee

Election Law and Reapportionment Sub-Committee

Land Use and Planning Committee

Urban Development Sub-Committee

Mississippi Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Experience: Substantial experience in a variety of administrative hearings and appeals.; Experience in AIA contract drafting.; Represents or have represented various state agencies, counties and municipalities in Mississippi concerning regulatory, administrative and specialty litigation issues.; Experience in a range of environmental regulatory issues, including involvement in navigating complex legacy site contamination matters.; Parker currently serves as City Attorney to the City of Richland, MS. In this capacity he represents the city and manages all legal issues including: zoning, municipal law, public works, financing, employment, procurement and litigation matters.; Served as counsel in numerous election contests including federal, state and local government elections.; Served as counsel in bond validation objections and appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court.; - In re: Validation of Lauderdale County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013, No. 2013-CA-01684-SCT (Miss. 2015) (successful).; - In re: Validation of City of Meridian, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013, No. 2013-CA-0659-SCT (Miss. 2014) (successful).; Served as co-counsel for the Mississippi Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment (2012-2013).; Served as counsel to numerous local governments in redistricting efforts following the 2010 Census (Jackson Co., City of Picayune, Pearl River Co.).; Serves as counsel for the Mississippi State Board of Contractors, handling administrative hearings, rule promulgation and appeals.; Served as co-counsel for Mississippi Department of Education in administrative licensure hearings.

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    Renaissance at Colony Park , 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400 , P.O. Box 6010
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