Sarah Lee Parrish

Sarah Lee Parrish

Of Counsel
Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-708-6784
866-661-0893
Fax:
405-528-6462
Email:

Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish is a third-generation attorney. She maintains a civil litigation practice and is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and in Texas. She also is admitted to practice before the Western, Northern and Eastern United States District Courts in Oklahoma; the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma and Texas Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Ms. Parrish received her B.A. in Letters from the University of Oklahoma, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, in December 1982. She was a Rhodes Scholarship Nominee Gulf Region Finalist in 1982-1983, and was awarded the Silver Letzeiser Medal for Outstanding Senior, University of Oklahoma, 1983. She also served as Chairman of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women for the State of Oklahoma from 1982-1983 and was instrumental in starting the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame.

Ms. Parrish received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1986. She subsequently served as a law clerk for the Hon. Lee R. West, U.S. District Court for the W.D. of Oklahoma; the Hon. William J. Holloway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and as a staff lawyer for Vice Chief Justice James R. Winchester of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Active in community and professional associations, Ms. Parrish served as President of the Oklahoma City Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, President of the Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi Alumna Club and is a Sustaining Member of the Oklahoma City Junior League. She currently serves on the Oklahoma Bar Association's Legal Education (LRE) Committee. Her legal thriller, Guilt of Innocence, placed second in the New York Law Journal's national fiction writing contest in December 2006. The Prologue and Chapter 1 may be found on the New York Law Journal's website at http://www.nylawyer.com/.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2007

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Oil & Gas
  • Employment Law
  • Business/Commercial

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1986
  • Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma - 1986
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Letters

Published Works

  • Author, Judicial Profile of Hon. Lee R. West, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Rhodes Scholarship Nominee, Gulf Region Finalist, 1982 - 1983
  • Silver Letzeiser Medal for Outstanding Senior, University of Oklahoma, 1983
  • Cortez M. Ewing Fellowship, Internship in Washington, D.C. Office of United States Senator David L. Boren, 1982
  • President's Leadership Class, University of Oklahoma, 1979-1980
  • AV Rating (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell National Lawyer Database

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association Bar-Media Relations Committee, 1986-1987
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Issues Affecting the Legal Profession Committee, 1987-1988
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law Curriculum Review Committee, 1984-1985
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law Board of Advocates' Moot Court Competition, Judge
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Vice-Chief Justice James R. Winchester, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Staff Lawyer
  • Hon. William J. Holloway, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Law Clerk
  • Murrah & Davis, P.C., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Attorney
  • Hon. Lee R. West, Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Law Clerk

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Beta Phi