A Lewisville family-law attorney, Parker-Mims is passionate about helping her clients. This passion for helping the community is also what’s calling her to run for Denton County Commissioner of District 3.
Says Parker-Mims, “Family law is about your family. Parker Legal advocates for you in divorce matters including child support, custody, property division, spousal maintenance, termination of parental rights and Child Protective Services.” She does that so well that in 2016 she was named one of 10 Best Female Attorneys for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, then again in 2019.
Family law is not her only passion. “I love working with juveniles. Parker Legal provides juveniles representation in all levels from school violations through the juvenile court system,” notes Parker-Mims. “Frequently, children with disabilities exhibit delinquent behavior in school and end up in the juvenile court system with criminal records.”
While Denton County’s juvenile-law system seeks to reform delinquent children, Parker-Mims feels the lack of resources in the community fosters an environment where criminalizing mental disabilities is the easiest way to provide resources. “We must ensure that our juvenile system is not a schoolto-prison pipeline. Currently, punishment of juveniles with mental-health issues that includes solitary confinement worsens their problems.”
Parker-Mims’ concern about the vulnerable in the community has prompted her to become a candidate for Denton County Commissioner District 3. If elected, Parker-Mims will support everyone in the community and fight to create more mental-health resources for both juveniles and adults in the county.
An SMU Law School graduate trained in economics, Parker-Mims has practiced in Denton County for 25 years.
photo courtesy of Dru Murray