Ms. Parrish is a director in the Albuquerque office. She served on the firm’s Executive Committee for many years, and has served as chair of the Recruiting Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee. She practices in the Litigation Department with an emphasis on employment law and litigation, complex and high risk litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation including catastrophic injuries. She has significant jury and non-jury trial experience. She also has extensive experience in resolving claims through alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. She has presented oral argument in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Parrish was named Albuquerque Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year for 2013 and 2020 by Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Parrish was also named Albuquerque Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year-2016, Albuquerque Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year-2017 and Albuquerque Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year-2018 and 2021 by Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Parrish has defended corporate and individual clients in complex litigation matters including individual and class actions in the state and federal courts. She also has handled commercial, personal injury, estate and trust, medical malpractice and professional liability litigation. She completed mediator training in 2013 at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and conducts mediations of employment law matters.
Ms. Parrish has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2009 for her expertise and experience in Commercial Litigation. Since 2011 Ms. Parrish has also been listed for employment Law-Management, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Labor and Employment, and Litigation-Real Estate. Ms. Parrish has been listed in Chambers & Partners–America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an employment specialist.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Banking and Finance.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law-Management.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Real Estate.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Labor and Employment.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Real Estate.
Ms. Parrish was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law- Management.
Ms. Parrish is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers from 2007-present. The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2019 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers list Ms. Parrish as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico.
Ms. Parrish is a co-author of the New Mexico Employment Law Desk Reference – Second Edition, Rodey Law Firm © 2013.
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation
- Albuquerque Bar Association, Board of Directors (2008 – 2013)
- State Bar of New Mexico
- The Florida Bar
- United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
- United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
- Employment and Labor Law
- Specialist (New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization)
- Has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating
- University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1985)
- University of Florida (M.A.J.C. 1977)
- University of Florida (B.S.J., with high honors, 1975)