Christopher Parker

Shareholder | Portland

Licensed in Oregon & Washington

A competitive spirit – both in and on the court

Chris Parker has been with the firm since 2010, after graduating from Willamette University College of Law. Since that time Chris has earned a reputation as a sharp, highly competent attorney with a track record of tackling complex legal issues and resolving cases early and efficiently. His clients appreciate his responsiveness to questions and his tendency to think outside the box.

Chris, a former basketball player, is a natural competitor who handles a variety of complex and challenging cases on behalf of firm clients. Before joining the firm, Chris clerked for Davison Van Cleve, P.C., focusing on energy law and regulatory issues for large industrial clients.

In his free time Chris enjoys spending time on the Oregon coast with his wife, watching college football, playing golf, and reading science fiction novels.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Recipient of the William and Norma Paulus Scholarship, 2007
  • Winner of the Frank A. Turner Award for academic excellence, 2008
  • Winner of the American Bankruptcy Institute Award, 2010
  • Associate Editor of the Willamette University Law Review, 2009-2010

Professional Memberships

  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Victory in $6 Million Wrongful Death Case: Shareholders Jonathan Henderson, Dan Hasson, and Chris Parker successfully defended an October 2016 Clackamas County trial victory. In that case, Davis Rothwell’s clients, owners/founders of a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, were deemed not liable for a workplace fatality in which the plaintiff estate was seeking damages in excess of $6 million. On appeal, the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of the defendants, holding that Dan and Chris had successfully proven that Oregon’s workers’ compensation exclusive remedy statutes applied to defeat the plaintiff estate’s claims.

“I pride myself in always working harder than the lawyer on the other side.”Christopher Parker


200 SW Market Street, Suite 1800
Portland, Oregon 97201-5745

(503) 222-4422


701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, Washington 98104-7096

(206) 622-2295