Christopher B. Parkerson






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




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



Aviation / Aerospace

Construction Industry Litigation

Heavy Equipment


Insurance Defense

Power and Hand Tools


Transportation / Trucking


Aviation Litigation

Business and Commercial Litigation

Directors’ and Officers’ Liability

Intellectual Property

Personal Injury / Negligence

Products Liability Defense


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

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…


Campbell Conroy & O’Neil’s Christopher Parkerson will Moderate a Panel at the Associate of Defense Trial Attorneys Annual Meeting

Christopher B. Parkerson will moderate a panel of experts at the Associate of Defense Trial Attorneys Annual Meeting titled “Defending Damages:  How the Defense of Damages Can Contribute to a Successful Liability Case and Protect Against Large Verdicts.”  In addition to moderating, Christopher will share his experiences and knowledge regarding discovery and pre-trial motion practice…


IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor-in-Chief and CC&O Member Christopher Parkerson hosts Medical Monitoring Claims podcast

December 2020

Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, recently interviewed Mark Behrens about the Proposed Medical Monitoring Rule in the Restatement (Third) of Torts and how it could significantly impact case law on recoverable damages. The discussion centers around the article American Law Institute Proposes…


CC&O Member Christopher B. Parkerson to host Virtual Northeast Regional Meeting for the IADC

November 2020

Christopher Parkerson will host a virtual regional meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel on November 10, 2016 from our Boston, Massachusetts offices.  The IADC is an invitation-only organization comprised of peer reviewed members and their clients, serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives since 1920.  Christopher was…



September 2020