E.L. "Larry" Parker, III, has practiced law in Etowah for over 39 years. He is married to Jo Ann Williams Parker and they have four adult children and four grandchildren. They attend St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Etowah, where they sing in the choir. He also serves as the Etowah City Judge. Larry graduated from the St. Peter's School in Peekskill, New York in 1967 and received his degree from Rutgers College in 1972. He graduated from the Memphis College of Law in 1976. Larry is a lifetime member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and has attended numerous continuing legal education classes provided by the TTLA. He also attends CLE courses provided by the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference. Larry established his law firm in July 1977 and has pursued the general practice of law in Etowah since then. Initially his practice consisted of wills, deeds, estates, divorces, adoptions, bankruptcy and criminal defense. As his practice evolved it included railroad accidents, workers' comp, Social Security disability, auto accidents, wrongful death, and product and premises liability cases. The primary focus of Larry's practice now is auto accidents. This office has a wide array of legal experience and has tried cases on the appellate level.
Melissa Parsons is the daughter of Bill and Billie Moses from Englewood, Tennessee, and the mother of three sons: Cory, Cole and Ethan Parsons. She graduated from McMinn Central High School in 1992 and received her bachelor’s degree from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee in 2007. Melissa graduated from the Nashville School of Law in 2011. She had over 20 years of legal experience as a legal assistant prior to receiving her license to practice law. Melissa is a member of the McMinn-Meigs County Bar Association and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. She actively maintains her law license by attending several continuing legal education classes. Melissa’s areas of practice are: Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Orders of Protection, and Adoption), Juvenile, Auto Accidents, Wills, Deeds, Estates, and Bankruptcy. Melissa is currently the City of Englewood’s Attorney.