Christopher R. Parkinson
111 North Orange Avenue
Orlando Florida 32801
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment and Labor Law (Management)
Christopher Parkinson joined Moran Kidd’s Litigation Department as an Associate in 2014. Chris represents individuals, businesses, and insurance company clients in state and federal court litigation involving a variety of business, employment and liability disputes. Chris is a litigator focusing in the areas of labor and employment, contract, corporate and complex business disputes.
Chris also provides preventative counseling and represents business clients on employment matters such as discrimination, retaliation, employment agreements and policies, leave and wage and hour issues.
As an employment attorney, Chris has worked with business clients to:
- Defend against internal investigations by federal and state agencies;
- Respond to EEOC charges of discrimination/retaliation;
- Participate in unemployment and workers’ compensation proceedings;
- Advise and counsel on hiring and separation practices, compensation practices and employee relations
- Manage requests for leave under the ADA, FMLA and disability policies;
- Develop practical and effective employment policies and procedures for new and established businesses; and
- Draft and review a variety of employment-related agreements, including severance and separation agreement and non-compete agreements.
In the commercial litigation context, Chris has worked with clients to:
- Resolve disputes regarding commercial foreclosure;
- Resolve a broad range of contractual disputes;
- Resolve disputes related to premise liability and negligence; and
- Resolve disputes related to civil fraud and misrepresentation.
During law school, Chris clerked for one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in Florida and the United States. He gained extensive experience in handling matters pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Florida Commission on Human Relations, Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Florida Board of Medicine. He has also clerked for a real estate law firm serving commercial landlords and property owners in landlord-tenant disputes.
Chris’ academic success in Law School is highlighted by graduating in the top ten percent of his class. He was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient and earned book awards in Legal Research & Writing II, Torts I and Motions & Depositions. Furthermore, he was the Lead Articles Editor for the Environmental & Earth Law Journal and a member of its e-board. He took great pride in being a Dean’s Writing Fellow, mentoring and advising first year law students in their legal research and writing.
Prior to law school, Chris earned a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and coached Division III baseball while working towards his graduate degree.
Barry University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014 Utica College, M.S., Health Care Administration, 2011 University of Rhode Island, B.S., Kinesiology, 2008
Florida, 2014 U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2015 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
The Florida Bar Orange County Bar Association
Special Olympics Orange County
Chris serves as vice-chairman of the Management Team for Special Olympics Orange County. Chris is actively engaged in increasing community awareness and involvement with Special Olympics Orange County, developing Orange County’s first Advisory Board and Young Professional Advisory Board and a volunteer at competitions.
Partners in Healing
Chris is an active member of Partners in Healing, a group of lawyers within the Greater Orlando community committed to serving patients admitted to local health care facilities in need of legal services and representation on a pro bono basis.