Daryl D. Parks undergraduate degree was in both economics and political science. Both degrees have served him well as a successful attorney. His success as a lawyer and business man can be simply described: Advocate for the least of these. To that end, Parks and his firm enjoy a national reputation for their firm’s strength and success because of the firm’s commitment to diversity in its workforce and commitment to the community.
As managing partner, Daryl Parks is responsible for decisions regarding the firm’s direction. His values as a businessman and community servant are shared by the entire staff. Both his vocation as a lawyer and his avocation as a community leader find a symbiotic nexus at the Parks and Crump, LLC, law firm.
His business acumen is frequently sought by local human service agencies to include the Sickle Cell Foundation, the Bethel Community Development Corporation, Legal Services of North Florida and the Tallahassee Urban League. The Florida A&M University Foundation, the FAMU Boosters, and the National Bar Association have all benefitted from Daryl Parks’ financial expertise. His selfless sharing of his gifts and talents has not gone unnoticed. He is often feted for his success as a business owner, and for his service to his profession and his community. In 2007, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce awarded Parks its Leadership Pacesetter Award. Parks and Crump, LLC has also been named (Tallahassee)Leon County Small Business of the Year. In 2012, Parks received both statewide and national recognition for his advocacy and business success. Parks received the Chairman of the Board Award from the NAACP at its National Leadership Summit and the Florida Bar recognized him with the Henry Latimer Award. Then, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Law gave Parks their Advocates Award and the American Justice Association honored Daryl Parks with the Johnnie L. Cochran Soaring Eagle Award.
As an attorney, Daryl Parks and his law firm, Parks and Crump, L.L.C., have distinguished themselves as successful litigators and masterful courtroom attorneys. Parks’ doggedness to protect and defend his clients best interests has gained Daryl Parks great notoriety and appearances on national television broadcasts to include MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, and Dr. Phil.
As a lifetime member of the National Bar Association (NBA), Daryl Parks has held national leadership positions over the last sixteen years to include, General Counsel, Vice President of Finance, Regional Director of Region XI, and President of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association. He also received NBA Presidential Awards in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2011, Daryl Parks’ commitment and dedication to the National Bar Association were rewarded by his election as its 69th President. If that were not enough, the American Association for Justice appointed Parks to serve as its minority caucus chair and membership on its Board of Governors. Daryl Parks also has held a number of leadership positions with the Florida Justice Association, including serving on the Board of Directors. Because of his successful representation of his clients, Parks is a member of the Million Dollar Advocacy Forum. He also has provided his expertise to the Florida Bar, serving as a member of the Florida Bar Foundation Board and the Florida Bar Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee. To add to Daryl Parks’ long list of uncommon appointments, United State Senator Bill Nelson appointed him to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Northern District of Florida, and former Governor Charlie Crist appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District Court of Appeals for Florida.
Finally, Parks philanthropy and civic engagement is also very uncommon and represents his uncommon willingness to make a difference in the lives of others both here and abroad. Daryl Parks has served his alma mater as Chairman of the Board of the FAMU Foundation and the FAMU Boosters and as Vice Chair of the FAMU Board of Trustees. His financial support and service as a member of the board of directors for varied human service agencies to include the Tallahassee Urban League, the Leon County Sickle Cell Foundation, the Bethel Community Development Corporation and Legal Services of North Florida (to whom his law firm made a $1,000,000 contribution to fund a legal aid center in Gadsden County-Florida’s only predominately African American county) earned Daryl Parks the Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year. Daryl Parks has an uncommon interest in improving the lives of the people in Africa by making both a personal and financial investment in improving the educational options found on the continent. Parks also partners with other persons of goodwill by sponsoring medical mission trips that include medical providers and supplies.
Daryl Parks and the Parks and Crump Law Firm are committed to meeting the legal needs of individuals and families who require attorneys who are not intimidated by the affluence or influence of the defendants. Daryl Parks and Park and Crump, LLC stand tall for their clients and are prepared and equipped to provide quality representation for all clients as “repairers of the breach and defenders of the street.” (Isaiah 58:12)
- Florida State University School of Law
- Florida A&M University, B.A. – Political Science/Economics
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