Attorney Profile: Joel Parker

San Fernando Valley Personal Injury Lawyer

By virtue of spending my entire 40-year legal career representing people injured or killed due to the negligence of others, I have gained extensive experience in all areas of personal injury including:

I do battle on a daily basis with insurance carriers in order to make sure that my injured clients receive the financial compensation that they genuinely deserve. My clients are very important to me and I treat them with the utmost care, respect and compassion. They know that I am available for their questions and/or comments and that I will do whatever is necessary to make sure that their case has a successful outcome.

As a seasoned San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney, it has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else.

The way I treat my clients obviously works since the primary source of my business has always been the "word of mouth" recommendations of clients.

Education & Experience

I was born in Santa Rosa, California and I left there at age 18 to attend UCLA. After my sophomore year in college, I married and shortly thereafter became a father. It was at that time that I developed a hard work ethic that continues through this day. Throughout college and law school, I was a full time student and I also worked at various jobs including teaching swimming, life guarding and selling Fuller Brush products door- to- door in order to support my family and myself. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law. During law school, I also worked at the Legal Aid Foundation in Venice.

In 1976, after my admission to the State Bar of California, I became an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Perkal and Fields in Beverly Hills, California. In 1979, after three years of being mentored by two outstanding attorneys, Lee Perkal and Jerry K. Fields, I opened my own law firm. Given my many years of practice, I have extensive litigation and trial experience and I have collected millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for my injured clients. I have been a member of many professional organizations including the State Bar of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Personal Life

I reside in Sherman Oaks with my wife, Fran and we have four sons. I have played an active role in youth sports in the San Fernando Valley and the Sherman Oaks area including coaching numerous basketball and baseball teams.

Call The Law Offices of Joel Parker today at (818) 783-8446 to schedule your free initial consultation.


  • J.D. – Southwestern University School of Law
  • B.A. – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1976

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Volunteer Work

  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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