Elizabeth L. Parker
Elizabeth L. Parker began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office in 1998. While working as a prosecutor, Elizabeth handled Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, Felony and Traffic Homicide cases including D.U.I. Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, and Manslaughter by Culpable Negligence. She served as the Deputy Chief of County Court from June of 2003 until December of 2006 and then as the Chief of the County Court Division and the Domestic Violence Division from January of 2007 until December of 2008. From January of 2009 until August of 2011, she held the position of Chief Assistant State Attorney.
As a Chief Assistant State Attorney her responsibilities specifically included: hiring of new attorneys, daily supervision of the Misdemeanor Division and Domestic Violence Unit, the Satellite offices, and the Appellate Unit, working closely with law enforcement on investigations, reviewing and assisting on search warrants and arrest warrants, constant case review for filing decisions, trial strategies, legal theories, ethical considerations, daily, weekly and monthly attorney training, caseload management, calendar coverage, liaison for statewide issues, complaint resolution relating to staff or charging decisions, and working closely with Judges to ensure efficiency in the courtrooms.
In addition to the administrative duties as Chief Assistant, Elizabeth personally litigated cases of great public importance, involving new or novel issues of law, technical matters with expert witnesses, and high profile cases requiring substantial trial and media relations experience.
Elizabeth created the Advocacy Institute at the State Attorney’s Office and oversaw the training of each new lawyer and special prosecutor (private lawyers volunteering as prosecutors).
During her time, she trained hundreds of prosecutors how to successfully try DUI cases both in Palm Beach County and around the state. Elizabeth was a member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association (FPAA) Education Committee. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Ms.Parker lectured for the FPAA and the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program for prosecutors in the areas of opening statement, closing argument, pre-trial motions, cross-examination of experts, and trial techniques. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) from 2007-2011.
In September of 2011 Elizabeth opened her own firm in Palm Beach County Florida. Ms. Parker advocates on behalf of all crime victims including; child victims of sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and families of homicide victims. In her role as a crime victim advocate, she works closely with law enforcement and prosecutors to be a voice for the victim and assist them throughout the criminal justice process. If there is a civil cause of action for the criminal act, Ms. Parker will pursue a civil case on the victim’s behalf.
Ms. Parker taught on behalf of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence to law enforcement officers throughout the State of Florida how to investigate incidents of Domestic Violence and how to properly collect and preserve evidence to enable prosecutions even when the victim refuses to cooperatefrom 2011 until 2018.
Elizabeth has appeared on the Nancy Grace show and In Session(Court TV) as a legal analyst on high profile cases such as Jerry Sandusky, George Zimmerman, John Goodman, Adam Kauffman, and Tammy Smith. She was a legal analyst for USA TODAY during the George Zimmerman trial. She has also appeared on Dateline, 20/20, SNAPPED, Sins and Secrets, Nothing Personal, and American Greed for her role as lead prosecutor in the Dalia Dippolito Murder for Hire trial.
Ms. Parker has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club and the KIDSAFE Foundation. She currently serves on the Board of Pet Haven Rescue.
Have A Former Prosecutor On Your Side
There are few things more difficult than being accused of a crime, or being the victim of a crime. In both situations, there is the potential for your rights to be trampled on and your concerns to go unvoiced. In both situations, you need someone who will stand up for you against some of the greatest challenges you’ve ever faced. You need someone who cares, and who will go the extra mile in order to protect your rights and liberties under the law.
I am a passionate advocate of both the rights of individuals who have been accused of a crime, as well as those who are the victims of such crimes. Regardless of which side of the crime you are on, it is absolutely essential that you contact an aggressive, experienced attorney who will make your case their first priority. I pledge my commitment to deal honestly with my clients, provide them sound legal counsel, help them understand what can be an intimidating and confusing process, and fight to get the best result possible.
Professional – Knowledgeable – Experienced – Aggressive
I bring experience, integrity, and commitment to my criminal defense and victim advocacy practice serving Palm Beach County. I personally handle my clients’ cases, never passing them off to a less experienced attorney. With my previous experience as a Chief Assistant State Attorney and proven trial and negotiation skills, I fight to defend each client’s liberty, livelihood, rights, and reputation. If you’re facing criminal charges or are a victim of a crime– you deserve the quality legal services that I can provide.
Skilled Trial Attorney and Tough Negotiator
When it is time to step into the courtroom you want a lawyer who has been there before. With experience as a prosecutor I understand the challenges of the courtroom and know what it takes to be successful in negotiations and at trial. Everyone at one time or another makes a bad decision or a poor choice. When a poor choice results in your arrest, that mistake can be a consequence for the rest of your life. Now more than ever, you need good support on your side during this stressful process.
An experienced and qualified lawyer working on your behalf can make the difference in the outcome of your case.
Experience That Makes a Difference
The Law Office of Elizabeth Parker offers a special advantage. I know what the police and prosecutors know and what they need to convict you. I am incredibly knowledgeable about the process of investigating crimes and the evidence collection and testing process. I have taught over a thousand police officers and prosecutors how to investigate and prosecute crimes. As a victim of a crime I can work closely with law enforcement to ensure they have all of the evidence and information to build a strong case.
In law school I learned the law. As a prosecutor and Chief Assistant State Attorney, I learned how the legal system really works. As a criminal defense attorney and victim advocate, I use my knowledge of the law and the system to protect your rights and freedom. As an experienced trial attorney I have the exceptional sense about how a jury will perceive certain facts and particular people. I am able to realistically evaluate how the client and defense witnesses will withstand cross-examination by the prosecutor. I aggressively pursue every avenue of defense – factual and legal.
Unique Strategy Tailored to Your Circumstances
My clients get the advantage of my experience combined with the full range of top quality legal services my office can provide – including outstanding legal research, as well as partnerships with expert investigative services. Our expert investigator partners can interview witnesses and gather relevant evidence in addition to evaluating the scientific and physical evidence in the case. Our comprehensive approach helps us build the best possible defense tailored to the unique details of each case.
Hiring a former State Prosecutor Gives You the Inside Advantage
Hiring a former State Prosecutor gives you the inside advantage of analyzing your case from both sides of the courtroom. I understand that no two cases are alike and that the circumstances leading to an arrest are always unique. It is also true that no two judges or prosecutors are alike, nor are all the courtroom rules and procedures the same. I will build your case with all of these variables in mind, zeroing in on the best strategy to use in your specific situation.