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PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Victim Advocacy 90%
  • Criminal Defense 10%

BIOGRAPHY

Ms. Parker began her career as an
Assistant State Attorney in the Palm Beach
County State Attorney’s Office in 1998.
While working as a prosecutor, Elizabeth
handled Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence,
Felony and Traffic Homicide cases
including D.U.I. Manslaughter, Vehicular
Homicide, and Manslaughter by Culpable
Negligence. She served as the Deputy
Chief of County Court from June of 2003
until December of 2006 and then as the
Chief of the County Court Division and the
Domestic

Violence Division from January of 2007 until December of 2008. From January
of 2009 until August of 2011, she held the position of Chief Assistant State
Attorney. Elizabeth L. Parker is a Member of GFM and is the Chair of the
Victims’ Rights and Personal Injury Practice Groups.

During her time, she trained hundreds of prosecutors how to successfully try
DUI cases both in Palm Beach County and around the state. Elizabeth was a
member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association (FPAA) Education
Committee. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Ms. Parker
lectured for the FPAA and the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Program for prosecutors in the areas of opening statement, closing argument,
pre-trial motions, cross-examination of experts, and trial techniques. She was
a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute of Police
Technology and Management (IPTM) from 2007-2011.

As a Member of GFM, Ms. Parker advocates on behalf of all crime victims
including; child victims of sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence, sexual
assault and families of homicide victims. In her role as a crime victim
advocate, she works closely with law enforcement and prosecutors to be a
voice for the victim and assist them throughout the criminal justice process. If
there is a civil cause of action for the criminal act, Ms. Parker will pursue a
civil case on the victim’s behalf.

Ms. Parker taught on behalf of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic
Violence to law enforcement officers throughout the State of Florida how to
investigate incidents of Domestic Violence and how to properly collect and
preserve evidence to enable prosecutions even when the victim refuses to
cooperate from 2011 until 2018.

Elizabeth has appeared on the Nancy Grace show and In Session(Court TV)
as a legal analyst on high profile cases such as Jerry Sandusky, George
Zimmerman, John Goodman, Adam Kauffman, and Tammy Smith. She was a
legal analyst for USA TODAY during the George Zimmerman trial. She has
also appeared on Dateline, 20/20, SNAPPED, Sins and Secrets, Nothing
Personal, and American Greed.

Ms. Parker has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club,
KIDSAFE Foundation and Pet Haven Rescue.

EDUCATION

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • J.D. – 1998
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • B.A. – 1994
  • Major: Psychology

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 1998

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Poison Candy, BenBella Books, 2014

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT POSITION

  • Member

LANGUAGES

  • English

PAST POSITIONS

  • State Attorney’s Office – 15th Judicial Circuit, 1998 – 2011
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