Mr. Parnell is a partner in the Mandeville office and has been with the firm since 2006. His practice consists primarily of automobile and trucking, insurance law and workers’ compensation. He has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association since 2000.
Mr. Parnell attended Millsaps College where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and a three-year captain and all-conference selection as a member of the Millsaps tennis team. Mr. Parnell earned his bachelor of arts degree from Millsaps in 1997, majoring in political science. He then attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University, receiving his juris doctorate in 2000.
Mr. Parnell began his career representing the FDIC in financial institution law matters, fidelity bond and professional liability litigation and financial fraud litigation. He joined Blue Williams in 2006 after several years representing insureds in the workers’ compensation and auto-litigation defense fields, including trucking cases. In 2008, Mr. Parnell was elected partner at Blue Williams. He has tried cases in courts across the state in automobile defense matters, first- and third-party insurance claims and workers’ compensation cases. With Blue Williams he handles workers’ compensation matters for both national and local clients, defends homeowners and businesses in property and personal injury claims and counsels clients on bad-faith claims and coverage issues under a wide variety of homeowner’s, automobile and commercial policies. Mr. Parnell has successfully argued at the state district and appellate court levels, involving personal injury claims, coverage issues and post-Katrina insurance claims.
Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations
Mr. Parnell is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.