Christopher B. Parkerson

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EDUCATION

1996, B.A., Rhodes College
1999, J.D., University of Arkansas
2003, M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Adjunct Faculty, Miles College of Law (Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure)
October 1999 - May 2002

BAR ADMISSIONS

Alabama
Arkansas
Massachusetts

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

INDUSTRIES

Automotive

Aviation / Aerospace

Construction Industry Litigation

Heavy Equipment

Hospitality

Insurance Defense

Power and Hand Tools

Retail

Transportation / Trucking

PRACTICE AREAS

Aviation Litigation

Business and Commercial Litigation

Directors’ and Officers’ Liability

Intellectual Property

Personal Injury / Negligence

Products Liability Defense

MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

Christopher Parkerson is a Member of Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C and serves on its Board of Directors. He has extensive trial experience in many states defending national and international corporations in product liability, commercial, intellectual property disputes, and large personal injury cases. Christopher’s jury trial experience, combined with his work ethic and approach to the lawyer-client relationship assists him in advising clients on important issues including trial strategy and preparation.

Christopher received his undergraduate degree in International Studies, focusing on the Chinese and Japanese political systems from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. During Christopher’s time at Rhodes, he was on the Dean’s List, a letterman on the varsity football team and was involved in various leadership positions on campus. Christopher attended law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR where he was on the Dean’s List, Moot Court and a representative on the Student Bar Association. Christopher also attended the University of Alabama Birmingham where he obtained an MBA.

After law school, Christopher joined his father’s law firm in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He later joined a firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where he focused his practice on litigation and white-collar criminal defense, participating in many large-scale and high-profile cases and trials, including the defense of two sitting governors, a sitting sheriff, stock brokers, doctors, lawyers and CEOs. Christopher was an adjunct professor at Miles School of Law in Birmingham and a contributing author to the ADDENDUM. After the death of his firm’s founder, David Cromwell Johnson, Christopher opened his own litigation practice and continued to concentrate on trial work. Christopher was a frequent commentator on radio and television in Birmingham.

Since moving to Boston Christopher has focused on civil litigation. He has defended products cases ranging from small consumer appliances to large industrial electrical equipment in venues around the country. Christopher is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s 2009 Trial Academy, held at Stanford Law School in California, and of the National Trial Academy, a premier trial practice seminar held at the

National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Christopher served as a faculty member of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s 2014 Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. He is also a frequent speaker and author on issues such as trial advocacy, class actions, product liability and civil procedure.

Christopher is a founding member and past-president of the Downtown Boston Rotary Club. Christopher is married to Kimberly Parkerson. Christopher, Kimberly and their three daughters live in West Roxbury, MA.

Representative Experience:

  • CEI Enterprises (Cornwell) v. Anchin, Block & Anchin
  • Sherman v. Heritage Hotels
  • 380 Union LLC v. Timco Logistics Systems
  • In re September 11 Litigation
  • Jaikins v. Caterpillar
  • Costa v. Louisiana Pacific
  • Sachs v. Sears Roebuck & Co.
  • Agnes v. Whirlpool Corp.
  • Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance v. FPEC
  • Pescatore v. Mead Johnson
  • New England Wine v. A.V. Imports, Inc.
  • Combe v. Continental Airlines, Inc.
  • U.S. v. Jordan, 316 F3d 1215 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Doe v. Marriott
  • Lynch v. MH Concepts
  • Snaza v. Howard Johnsons International
  • Tikh v. GE
  • Smith v. GE
  • Pereirra v. GE
  • Houran v. Specialty Minerals
  • Harris v. Wagner
  • Breakstone v. Caterpillar

  • 2017 & 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyer

Christopher Parkerson and Jessica Bowen obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client

June 2022

Christopher Parkerson and Jessica Bowen obtained summary judgment on behalf third party defendant Merz North America, Inc. on all of third-party plaintiffs’ claims in the matter of Ascentium Capital LLC v. Edgar Bellenas MD, LLC & Edgar Bellanas v. Merz North America, Inc. pending in the Superior Court of Worcester County, MA.  The claims involved…

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Member and Editor in Chief of the Defense Counsel Journal Christopher B. Parkerson has posted a new IADC Speaks Podcast Episode — Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Lessons From A Year in Crisis: Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Management

April 2022

In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Lessons From a Year in Crisis: Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Management,” Christopher B. Parkerson (member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C.; Boston) IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Michael C. Zogby (partner of Faegre Drinker; Florham Park, NJ), Kaitlyn E. Stone (associate of Faegre Drinker; Florham Park, NJ),…

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Member Christopher Parkerson joins Chad Hutchinson, and Stephen Huwe to discuss the procedures and benefits related to disclosing non-retained experts on IADC’s most recent podcast.

February 2022

In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Turning the Tables: Non-Retained Experts for Defendants,” Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Chad R. Hutchinson and Stephen P. Huwe, of Butler Snow LLP (Jackson, MS). Chad, Stephen, and Christopher discuss the procedures and benefits related to…

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Member Christopher Parkerson joins Peter Pizzi to discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 with a specific focus on recent criticism and proposed changes to the law on IADC’s most recent podcast.

October 2021

In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Will Social Media Platforms Continue to Avoid Litigation Faced by Offline Counterparts?,” Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Peter J. Pizzi, Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga (Newark). In this interview, they discuss Section 230 of the Communications…

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Campbell Conroy and O’Neil congratulates Christopher Parkerson for his work on the award winning video IADC 100 Years-Centennial History

June 2021

Campbell Conroy and O’Neil congratulates Christopher B. Parkerson and the rest of the IADC Centennial Committee for their work on the award winning video 100 Years-Centennial History celebrating the International Association of Defense Counsel’s 100 year Anniversary.  The video was recently awarded a Bronze Telly in the category of Non-Broadcast Corporate Image.  Christopher was one…

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