Areas of Practice

Land Use
Energy & Natural Resources
Environmental Law
Litigation
Mining
Mitigation and Conservation Banking

Jon R. Parker
Attorney

Jon R. Parker

Jon R. Parker (J. R.) graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Elliott School Honors, from George Washington University, earning his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. He has a Master of Laws degree, in Energy and Environmental Law, from the George Washington University School of Law.

Upon graduation from law school, J. R. accepted a commission within the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Throughout his time in the JAG Corps, he served as a Prosecutor and Special Assistant United States Attorney. He has prosecuted more than fifty felonies under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and more than 400 cases in U.S. District Court. He continues to serve as a Naval Officer and Judge Advocate within the Selective Reserves.

His practice focuses on Land Use, Environmental, Natural Resources and Litigation matters. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including energy and natural resource exploration, development and production companies; cannabis growers and distributors; building contractors; and real estate project developers.

When he is not working on behalf of his clients, J. R. enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and devoting his time to community projects benefiting servicemembers and veterans.

Experience

Represented numerous energy companies in a challenge to a countywide ballot initiative prohibiting well stimulation and the drilling of new wells and imposing a sunset date for the injection or impoundment of produced water.

Represented an energy company in an action brought under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) challenging the issuance of Conditional Use permits to drill exploratory oil and gas wells.

Represented a cannabis grower facing Regional Water Control Board civil penalties exceeding 200k for alleged improper wastewater discharges.

Represented a building contractor facing millions of dollars in civil fines and penalties, based upon alleged violations of numerous environmental laws.

Represented a developer during the project approval phase of a 168-unit high-density farmworker housing development project.

Represented numerous clients with residential and utility easement issues.

Memberships

Litigation Section – State Bar of California

Environmental Section – State Bar of California

Oil, Gas, and Energy Section – State Bar of Texas

Environmental and Natural Resources Section – State Bar of Texas

Legislative and Campaign Law Section – State Bar of Texas

Military and Veterans Law Section – State Bar of Texas

Education

The George Washington University School of Law (LL.M, Energy and Environmental Law, 2016)

University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2010)

The George Washington University (B.A., International Affairs, 2005)

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

State Bar of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces