Mary Alice Parsons was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from St. Agnes Academy. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994 after graduating from Tulane University (B.S. 1991) and the University of Houston Law Center (J.D. 1994).
Ms. Parsons represents local, national, and international clients with sophisticated legal needs, including companies and individuals in the construction, services, manufacturing, and health care industries. She handles civil disputes in all phases of litigation, including trial and appeal, mediation, arbitration, and pretrial settlement negotiations. She also serves her clients' business, corporate, and transactional needs. Her approach to client representation involves efficient and cost-effective legal services, with a focus on responsiveness and personalized service to her clients. Ms. Parsons has an AV® Preeminent ™ certification from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer review rating reflecting very high general ethical standards and legal ability.
Ms. Parsons has extensive experience in civil litigation, representing clients in various types of commercial, personal injury, and property damage lawsuits, including claims involving premises liability, products liability, construction defects, workplace injury, contractual disputes, personal and commercial auto liability, environmental issues, commercial disputes, dram shop, negligent security, insurance coverage disputes, and general negligence claims. She has handled complicated lawsuits involving severe personal injury and death, including construction site accidents, chemical plant accidents, boating accidents, and trucking accidents. She also has experience handling toxic tort lawsuits and medical malpractice claims. She handles cases in both state and federal courts all over Texas, and has also appeared pro hac vice on behalf of clients in several other states.
Ms. Parsons is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Parsons has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 issues of H Texas Magazine, and is listed in the 2014 – 2017 issues of “Texas Top Rated Lawyers” published by ALM Legal Group.