D. Todd Parrish // Associate

Experienced civil defense litigator with a strong, broad based background in complex, document intensive, multi-party, catastrophic, multi-million dollar cases pending in State and Federal Courts in multiple jurisdictions.


Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance coverage and coverage litigation


Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • Texas, 1999
  • United States District Courts, Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas; Arizona; and Central District of California



  • Juris Doctor, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, 1994
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX, 1990

Representative Experience

  • Defense of a national commercial real estate firm in a wrongful death case resulting from a propane gas explosion on a U.S. military base in California
  • Defense of offshore commercial helicopter operators in accidents that injured and/or killed passengers and crew
  • Defense of Fixed Based Operator in 737 engine ingestion case
  • Defense of owner/operator in a multi-death case involving Cessna 208B icing
  • Defense of a product manufacturer in a pharmaceutical plant explosion in North Carolina that killed 4, injured 35, and destroyed the plant
  • Defense of mall and security company in a wrongful death shooting
  • Defense of a private club in wrongful death drive by shooting
  • Defense of architects and engineers that designed a wet scrubber system at a cement plant in wrongful death, subrogation and business interruption loss matter
  • Defense of two insurers in an environmental bad faith coverage suit involving 26 lead smelting sites in 10 states and dozens of insurers
  • Two-week trial representing a multi-national plastics manufacturer in a commercial matter
  • Represented a DFW area school district in a Federal desegregation/unitary status case against the Department of Justice requiring two multi-day bench trials in Federal court resulting in the district achieving unitary status and being released from its obligations under a decades old desegregation order
  • Represented a marketing research firm in a one-week trade secrets trial
  • Represented a church in a sexual misconduct matter
  • Represented major concessionaire in disputes with international airports
  • Represented a non-profit in a commercial lease dispute with its landlord, a major church
  • Defense of a South Korean corporation in a trade secret case
  • Represented Plaintiffs in a nine-day bench trial in a shareholder dispute



  • City of Southlake, TX Planning & Zoning Commission, Chairman 2015-2016; Vice-Chairman, 2012-2015; Commissioner 2011-2012;
  • City of Southlake, TX Zoning Board of Adjustment, Chairman, 2009-2011; Member 2008-2009;
  • Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church, Grapevine, TX, 2008-2011;
  • Chairman, Honors Program Visiting Committee Abilene Christian University, 2006-2007
  • Dual Citizen: US/UK – born in Edinburgh, Scotland