Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Partner & Co-Founder

Backed by more than 20 years of experience, Michael Parks is a knowledgeable Southern California civil litigation lawyer at Schimmel & Parks, APLC. During the course of his legal career, he has secured millions of dollars in compensation for wronged consumers and injured individuals. He handles a wide range of complex cases, such as those involving class actions, bad faith insurance, employment law, consumer law, and personal injury. He is passionate about protecting the rights of our clients when they have been wronged by insurance companies and negligent individuals. A seasoned litigator, he is not afraid to stand up to powerful organizations or corporations in court in order to obtain justice for our clients.

An active participant in the communities he serves, Attorney Michael Parks regularly provides pro bono services to the public. He often volunteers his time as a settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court and the settlement conference program for the Second District Court of Appeal. He is licensed to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts of California. During his law studies at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, he was part of the Board of Editors and law review staff of the Pacific Law Journal. If you are dealing with a civil litigation issue that needs to be resolved, he can assist you in reaching an effective and timely solution.

Give our firm a call to learn more about how we can assist you with your civil litigation needs.


  • University of the Pacific, J.D. – 1991
  • Arizona State University, B.A. History

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Benjamin Aranda III Inns of Court

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers 2018

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Proven Success in State & Federal Courts

With plenty of experience and an impressive track record of success to back it up, we are known for our ability to secure favorable results on behalf of our clients in trial, appellate, state, and federal courts.

View Our Successes

Recent Insurance Bad Faith Result

$ 150,000,000

Obtained more than $150 million in recovery for policyholders victimized by insurance bad faith practices following Northridge Earthquake.

Recent Class Action Result

$ 23,000,000

Obtained $23 million judgment on behalf of a class of employees for personal injury and loss of property related to illegal working conditions.

Recent Insurance Bad Faith Result

$ 4,000,000

Recovery of more than $4 million in defense costs for insureds denied their right to independent counsel by their insurance companies.

Recent Employment Law Result

$ 3,650,000

Obtained $3.65 million recovery on behalf of joint venture partner in partnership dispute.

Recent Personal & Catastrophic Injury Result

$ 3,300,000

Recovered $3.3 million on behalf of residents of mobile home park when property defects led to flooding.