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Laraclay Parker

Ms. Parker is trial lawyer with the Golden Law Office in Lexington, Kentucky. She devotes her practice to people and families injured by medical malpractice, unsafe products, nursing home negligence, and catastrophic car accidents. Ms. Parker has served as lead counsel in a number of matters in both federal and state court and has tried multiple civil cases to successful verdicts in Kentucky. In 2017, she was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. She is court-appointed liaison counsel in In Re: Onglyza (Saxagliptin) and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin and Metformin) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2809, currently pending before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

At the beginning of her law career, Ms. Parker worked as an associate for a large regional law firm defending some of the biggest national healthcare providers. Her prior experience as a defense attorney gives her a unique insight into how to fight the largest drug and device manufacturers, medical institutions, and insurance companies.

Ms. Parker graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 2009, where she studied Japanese, Sanskrit, and Spanish. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky, and was a member of the Editorial Board for the Kentucky Law Journal. In 2014, Ms. Parker graduated summa cum laude from the College of Law and was admitted to practice law in Kentucky.

Ms. Parker is a member of the University of Kentucky chapter of the Order of the Coif and an inaugural student member of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court. She is also a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Fayette County Women Lawyers’ Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association. She is a native Lexingtonian. In her spare time, she enjoys studying foreign language and traveling with her husband, David.

Honors

  • Order of the Coif, 2014
  • Inaugural Student Member, Central Kentucky American Inn of Court (2013-2014)
  • CALI Awards in Business Associations (2014), Corporate Finance (2014), Women and the Law (2013), and International Human Rights (2013)
  • Online Content Editor, Kentucky Law Journal Editorial Board (2013-2014)
  • Scholarship Recipient – Paul Van Booven Memorial Scholarship (2011-2014)
  • Scholarship Recipient – Department Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • Scholarship Recipient – Merit Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • Scholarship Recipient – Four Year Tuition Exchange (2005-2009)

Publications

  • 4% Absent = 100% Disaster: Why the Math Doesn’t Add Up on Fixed Attendance Leave Policies Under the FMLA, Kentucky Law Journal, Spring 2014.

Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

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