Janice Parker has devoted her legal career to ensuring that people who have been wronged have access to justice. As an attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Ms. Parker focuses her practice on catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Practicing out of the firm’s Las Vegas office, Ms. Parker is dedicated to holding businesses and individuals accountable for their negligence.
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ms. Parker attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York University where she was actively involved in the student run legal aid clinic. By her final year of law school, she had conducted her first court trial at age 23. After completing law school in 2001, Ms. Parker worked for a boutique law firm specializing in constitutional law cases in appellate courts. Following this, she spent 11 years as a staff attorney with Mississauga Community Legal Services where she represented clients regarding disability claims, social benefits appeals, and immigration applications. Ms. Parker created and co-managed satellite legal clinics for non-profit organizations and food banks, and acted as co-supervisor of the legal clinic at the Safe Centre of Peel to assist victims of domestic violence.
In 2015, Ms. Parker moved to Las Vegas and began her American legal career from the insurance defense side. She worked for a national law firm in medical malpractice defense and was a staff litigation attorney for an insurance company. During this time, she learned valuable lessons regarding how insurance companies evaluate claims and how defense attorneys determine their legal strategies. Since 2020, Ms. Parker has exclusively represented Plaintiffs in their personal injury claims. She initially joined Adam Smith Law, where she devoted her practice to assisting those who have been severely injured, and has now joined the team of litigators at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP in the growing Las Vegas office.
Ms. Parker is admitted to practice law in Nevada and in the Federal Court in the District of Nevada. She is a member of the Nevada Justice Association and also sits on the Diversity Equality & Inclusion Committee. When Ms. Parker is not practicing law, she can usually be found at a comic or fan convention, at a rock concert, or hiking one of Nevada’s nature trails.