Parker Waichman LLP
Jerrold S. Parker, (Partner) born Brooklyn, New York. Admitted to bar: 1984, New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1985, District of Columbia; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A.,1975); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1983). Employment History: Special Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, 1975-1983. Member: Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Prozac Multi-District Litigation No. 907; Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the World Trade Center Bombing Litigation; New York State Diet Drug ñ Steering Committee for Fen-Phen; New York State Steering Committee for Rezulin Litigation; Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Discovery Subcommittee ñ Zyprexa Multi-District Litigation No. 1596; Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, Million Dollar Advocates Forum; American Association for Justice Leader’s Forum; Member of the Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, MDL #1742, In re Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation; Co-Chair, American Association for Justice (AAJ), Ortho Evra Litigation Group, Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Kugel Mesh Multi-District Litigation No. 1842; Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the New York State Bausch & Lomb, ReNu with MoistureLoc Litigation as well as the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Gadolinium Multi-District Litigation No. 1909; Co-Chair, Discovery Committee Vytorin Multi-District Litigation No. 1938 and Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Multi-District Litigation No. 2047. Professional Memberships: American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association (Member, Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law); New Jersey State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar; American Association for Justice; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; New York County Lawyers Association; Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. Honors: Mr. Parker was honored on March 3, 2005 at the New York Families for Autistic Children’s Awards Ceremony with a Proclamation from the New York City Council (for outstanding service in the City and community); a Citation of Honor from the Office of the Borough President of Queens County; a Proclamation from the U.S. House of Representatives, signed by Congressman Anthony D. Weiner; and a Congressional Achievement Award (in recognition of his outstanding and invaluable service to the community) from the U.S. House of Representatives, signed by Congressman Gregory W. Meeks. Mr. Parker also received a Citation from the New York State Assembly, signed by Assemblywomen Audrey I. Pheffer, and a Proclamation from the New York State Senate, signed by State Senator Serphin R. Maltese, for his outstanding service to the community. Special Projects: Creator of SmartAdvocate, a state-of-the-art case management system for plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms. Publications /Presentations: Speaker, ìRenu with MoistureLoc Theories of Liabilityî, AAJ Conference, January 29, 2008, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Speaker, ìRenu with MoistureLoc Down & Dirtyî, AAJ Conference, October 27, 2007, New York, New York; Speaker, ìMake Your Data Productive Dataî, Mass Torts Made Perfect, March 20, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada; Faculty Member, ìOrtho-Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation TeleConferenceî, American Association for Justice (AAJ), February 14, 2006; Co-author, ìThe Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch and Thrombotic Injuries: What Patients and Physicians Needed to Know But Were Never Toldî, Mealey’s Emerging Drugs and Devices, January 19, 2006, Volume 11, Issue #2; Speaker, ìRide the Internet ñ Will It Carry You?î, Mass Torts Made Perfect, November 17, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada; Speaker, ìOrtho Evra Birth Control Patch: Is this the Next Mass Tort?î, Mass Torts Made Perfect, November 18, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada. Reported Cases: Hutley v. N.Y.S. Thruway Authority, 139 Misc. 2d 268, 529 N.Y.S.2d 258 (Ct. C1. 1988); Nissenbaum v. Ferazzoli, 143 A.D.2d 823, 533 N.Y.S.2d 140 (2d Dept. 1988); Hernandez v. City of New York 156 A.D.2d 641, 549 N.Y.S.2d 139 (2d Dept. 1989); Hughes v. Jahoda, et al, 75 N.Y.2d 881, 554 N.Y.S.2d 467, 553 N.E.2d 1015 (1990); Nissenbaum v. Ferazzoli, 171 A.D.2d 654, 567 N.Y.S.2d 135 (2d Dept. 1991); Van Loon v. Moskowitz, 172 A.D.2d 569, 569 N.Y.S.2d 135 (2d Dept. 1991); Darsan v. Globe Slicing Machine Co., Inc., 200 A.D.2d 551, 606 N.Y.S.2d 317 (2d Dept. 1994); Quinones v. Long Island College Hospital, 607 N.Y.S.2d 103 (2d Dept. 1994); Pimental v. City of New York, 246 A.D.2d 467, 668 N.Y.S.2d 187 (1st Dept. 1998); Thompson v. Green Bus Lines, Inc., 280 A.D.2d 468, 721 N.Y.S.2d 70 (2d Dept. 2001); Prats v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 100 N.Y.2d 878, 768 N.Y.S.2d 178 (2003); Kaczynski v. United Skates of America, Inc., 4 A.D.3d 337, 770 N.Y.S.2d 888 (2d Dept. 2004); Dumbadze v. Chwatt, 7 A.D.3d 563, 775 N.Y.S.2d 889 (2d Dept. 2004); Steel v. State of New York, 307 A.D. 2d 919, 762 N.Y.S.2. 883 (2d Dept. 2003), 11 A.D.3d 673, 782 N.Y.S.2d 924 (2d Dept. 2004), and 205 WL 475211 (N.Y. Ct. Cl. 2005). Practice Areas: Mass Torts; Toxic Torts; Defective Drug Liability; Defective Medical Devices; Aviation Accidents; Explosions/Fires; Products Liability; Nursing Home Negligence; Vaccine Injury; Medical Malpractice; Automobile Accidents; General Personal Injury Negligence Litigation; Consumer Fraud; and Computerized Law Office Management Systems (Lectured NYSTLA members on how to incorporate computer based case management into their practice and how to maximize its use). Martindale-Hubbell rating of ìAVÆ Preeminentô 5.0 out of 5î. Voted by peers into Best LawyersÆ for Personal Injury Litigation.