About Parke Morris

Parke MorrisWith over $45 million in settlements and verdicts since 2003, Parke Morris has handled a number of high-profile cases for clients in Tennessee and across the south involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. He has obtained for clients 11 separate seven-figure settlements, 15 separate settlements over $700,000, and recently obtained a $900,000 verdict for the family of a woman neglected at a Memphis-area nursing home in December, 2009.

Out of law school Parke clerked for two appellate judges, then worked at a large commercial defense firm before joining the largest Plantiff’s firm in the country where he served as the National Litigation Chairman for their Nursing Home Litigation Section. Parke started his own firm in 2008 and maintains a state-wide practice with offices in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities.

Nursing abuse and neglect cases represented include injury, preventable falls, dehydration, food poisoning, bed sores, sexual molestation and rape, chemical restraints, and wrongful death.

View the type of cases litigated and other details in the Case History section

View Notable Verdicts and Settlements section

Parke and his wife Whitley currently live in Memphis where they are active in their downtown church. Parke and Whitley took a sabbatical in 2012 and spent nearly 2 months in southern Africa teaching at a small college and also traveling. They enjoy tennis, international travel and are expecting their first child soon. Parke serves on the Board of the Douglass Community Cornerstone Ministry in Memphis and Whitley is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling.

Admitted to the Bar 1996, TN


  • The McCallie School, 1988
  • North Carolina State University, B.A. 1991
  • University of Tennessee, J.D./M.B.A. (Finance) 1996


  • Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court (Barrister)


  • Served as presenter for the Tennessee Bar Association, Bristol Bar Association, and Memphis Bar Association for CLEs on Nursing Home Malpractice Law in Tennessee.
  • Lectured to the King College School of Nursing and Belmont College in Nashville on nursing home litigation and ethical challenges that nurses face in medical malpractice litigation.