John E. Parker


Hampton Office

Johnny Parker has celebrated his 50th year practicing law. He started with Murdaugh, Eltzroth & Peters in 1971 as a law clerk while in law school. In 1973, he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and joined the firm. Johnny remained with the firm under various name changes. Johnny now practices with Parker Law Group, LLP which was named in his honor and in recognition of his 50 years of excellence as an advocate.

During his years of practice, Johnny has primarily handled civil litigation. He has tried hundreds of civil trials to jury verdicts. His areas of practice include defamation, products liability, trucking, insurance bad faith and railroad cases. He has also handled more than fifty appellate cases which resulted in published opinions.

He has been listed as "Best Lawyers in America" for many years. Johnny has also been listed in "Super Lawyers" since it was first published. In 2008 he was selected by "Super Lawyers" as one of the top 25 lawyers in South Carolina. Johnny has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He was recognized in 2010 as one of seventeen lawyers in South Carolina to be profiled in Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of its Leadership in Law Award.

He has served on the Board of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers, USC Law School Alumni Board, Hampton County School Board, and Hampton County Economic Development Commission. He has been involved in legislative efforts to promote laws that treat South Carolinians fairly in the judicial system. Because of his work on behalf of injured persons, in 2004 he was awarded the Founder's Award by the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association.

In addition to his practice, he authored chapters in the South Carolina Practice Manual and in South Carolina Damages. He has regularly presented as a speaker at seminars sponsored by the S.C. Bar and the S.C. Association of Justice. He was selected as a speaker at the annual convention of the American Trial Lawyers Association, and at the International Symposium on Railroad Highway Grade Crossing Research and Safety.

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – present
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 – present
  • Martindale Hubbell AV-rated
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award, 2010
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Founder’s Award, 2004


  • Board of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers
  • USC Law School Alumni Board
  • Hampton County School Board
  • Hampton County Economic Development Commission
  • Presenter, S.C. Bar, S.C. Association of Justice


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Cum Laude, 1973
  • Clemson University, B.A., Economics, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1973 U.S.
  • District Courts of South Carolina and Florida
  • 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

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