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Parker, Jerrold - Partner

Jerrold S. Parker, Defective Drug Liability, Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury Lawyer

Parker, Jerrold - Partner

Jerrold S. Parker

Born Brooklyn, New York. Admitted to bar: 1984, New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1985, District of Columbia; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 2012, Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia: 2013. Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5”. Voted by peers into Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation.

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  • Education:

    Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1975); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1983).

    Professional Memberships:

    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association (Member, Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law)
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • American Association for Justice
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
    • New York County Lawyers Association
    • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum


    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation No. 2327 (2013)
    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation No. 2326 (2013)
    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation No. 2325 (2013)
    • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee In Re Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation Multi-District Litigation No. 2299
    • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Multi-District Litigation No. 2244
    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Kaba Keyless Pushbutton Locks Multi-District Litigation No. 2220
    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee and Chairperson IT Committee, Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Multi-District Litigation No. 2047
    • Co-Chair, Discovery Committee Vytorin Multi-District Litigation No. 1938
    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the New York State Bausch & Lomb, ReNu with MoistureLoc Litigation as well as the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Gadolinium Multi-District Litigation No. 1909
    • Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Kugel Mesh Multi-District Litigation No. 1842
    • In re Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation; Co-Chair, American Association for Justice (AAJ), Ortho Evra Litigation Group
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, MDL No. 1742
    • American Association for Justice Leader’s Forum
    • Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Discovery Subcommittee – Zyprexa Multi-District Litigation No. 1596
    • New York State Steering Committee for Rezulin Litigation
    • New York State Diet Drug – Steering Committee for Fen-Phen
    • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the World Trade Center Bombing Litigation
    • Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Prozac Multi-District Litigation No. 907

    Publications/Invited Presentations:

    • Harris Martin Complex Litigation Conference, May 29, 2013; Chicago, Illinois. “The Increasing Scope & Role of Special Masters.”
    • Harris Martin Mass Tort Litigation Conference with Judge Marina Corodemus (Ret.), March 11, 2013; New York, New York; “Ethics in Mass Torts Practice”
    • Harris Martin Fungal Menigitis, Stryker Hip, Mirene IUD and More, November 28, 2012; Dallas, Texas; “Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Coding, Concept Searching and New Frontiers for Electronically Stored Information”
    • Louisiana State Bar Association 12th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium, November, 2012; “Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Coding, Concept Searching and New Frontiers for Electronically Stored Information”
    • Harris Martin Pradaxa, Zoloft, Actos, Yaz & Everything MDL, July 25, 2012; New Orleans, Louisiana, “The Cutting Edge of ESI Protocols – Predictive Coding & Concept Searching”
    • Harris Martin Darvon and Darvocet Recall Litigation Conference, January 14, 2012; New Orleans, Louisiana; “Brand Names and Their Differences”; “Propoxyphene, Dextropropoxyphene and Other Preparations” and “Number of Prescriptions and Patient Demographics”
    • Harris Martin MDL Conference, Zimmer NexGen Knee and DePuy Hip Implant Litigation, July 27, 2011; San Francisco, California, “An Overview of Science”
    • Harris Martin Darvon and Hip Implant Litigation Conference, March 29, 2011; San Diego, California, “New Developments in these Emerging Mass Torts”
    • Louisiana State Bar Association 17th Annual Admiralty Symposium – The Gulf Coast Oil Spill, September 24, 2010; New Orleans, Louisiana; “Gulf Oil Spill Environmental Marine Related Litigation”
    • Harris Martin Oil Spill Litigation Conference, June 23, 2010; New Orleans, Louisiana; “The Claim Game”
    • Louisiana State Bar Association Gulf Coast Oil Spill Symposium, May 25, 2010; “Environmental Litigation”
    • AAJ Conference, January 29, 2008; San Juan, Puerto Rico, “ReNu with MoistureLoc Theories of Liability”
    • AAJ Conference, October 27, 2007; New York, New York, “ReNu with MoistureLoc Down & Dirty”
    • Mass Torts Made Perfect, March 20, 2007; Las Vegas, Nevada, “Make Your Data Productive Data”
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), February 14, 2006; “Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation TeleConference”
    • Mealey’s Emerging Drugs and Devices, January 19, 2006; “The Ortho-Evra Birth Control Patch and Thrombotic Injuries: What Patients and Physicians Needed to Know But Were Never Told”, Volume 11, Issue #2 (Co-author)
    • Renaissance Esmerelda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, California, January 30, 2005; “Pharmacogenics – New “Tools” in Pharmaceutical Litigation?”
    • Mass Torts Made Perfect, November 17, 2005; Las Vegas, Nevada, “Ride the Internet – Will It Carry You?”
    • Mass Torts Made Perfect, November 18, 2005; Las Vegas, Nevada, “Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch: Is this the Next Mass Tort?”

    Reported Cases:

    • Hutley v. N.Y.S. Thruway Authority, 139 Misc. 2d 268, 529 N.Y.S.2d 258 (Ct. C1. 1988)
    • Nissenbaum v. Ferazzoli, 143 A.D.2d 823, 533 N.Y.S.2d 140 (2d Dept. 1988)
    • Hernandez v. City of New York, 156 A.D.2d 641, 549 N.Y.S.2d 139 (2d Dept. 1989)
    • Hughes v. Jahoda, et al, 75 N.Y.2d 881, 554 N.Y.S.2d 467, 553 N.E.2d 1015 (1990)
    • Nissenbaum v. Ferazzoli, 171 A.D.2d 654, 567 N.Y.S.2d 135 (2d Dept. 1991)
    • Van Loon v. Moskowitz, 172 A.D.2d 569, 569 N.Y.S.2d 135 (2d Dept. 1991)
    • Darsan v. Globe Slicing Machine Co., Inc., 200 A.D.2d 551, 606 N.Y.S.2d 317 (2d Dept. 1994)
    • Quinones v. Long Island College Hospital, 607 N.Y.S.2d 103 (2d Dept. 1994)
    • Pimental v. City of New York, 246 A.D.2d 467, 668 N.Y.S.2d 187 (1st Dept. 1998)
    • Thompson v. Green Bus Lines, Inc., 280 A.D.2d 468, 721 N.Y.S.2d 70 (2d Dept. 2001)
    • Prats v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 100 N.Y.2d 878, 768 N.Y.S.2d 178 (2003)
    • Kaczynski v. United Skates of America, Inc., 4 A.D.3d 337, 770 N.Y.S.2d 888 (2d Dept. 2004)
    • Dumbadze v. Chwatt, 7 A.D.3d 563, 775 N.Y.S.2d 889 (2d Dept. 2004)
    • Steel v. State of New York, 307 A.D. 2d 919, 762 N.Y.S.2. 883 (2d Dept. 2003), 11 A.D.3d 673, 782 N.Y.S.2d 924 (2d Dept. 2004), and 205 WL 475211 (N.Y. Ct. Cl. 2005)

    Practice Areas:

    • Mass Torts
    • Toxic Torts
    • Defective Drug Liability
    • Defective Medical Devices
    • Class Actions
    • Aviation Accidents
    • Explosions/Fires
    • Products Liability
    • Nursing Home Negligence
    • Vaccine Injury
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Automobile Accidents
    • General Personal Injury Negligence Litigation
    • Consumer Fraud
    • Computerized Law Office Management Systems (lectured NYSTLA members on how to incorporate computer based case management into their practice and how to maximize its use)

    Employment History:

    Special Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, 1975-1983.


    Mr. Parker was honored on March 3, 2005 for outstanding service in New York City and the community at the New York Families for Autistic Children’s Awards Ceremony with a Proclamation from the New York City Council where he received a Citation of Honor from the Office of the Borough President of Queens County; a Proclamation from the U.S. House of Representatives, signed by Congressman Anthony D. Weiner; and a Congressional Achievement Award (in recognition of his outstanding and invaluable service to the community) from the U.S. House of Representatives, signed by Congressman Gregory W. Meeks. Mr. Parker also received a Citation from the New York State Assembly, signed by Assemblywomen Audrey I. Pheffer, and a Proclamation from the New York State Senate, signed by State Senator Serphin R. Maltese, for his outstanding service to the community.

    Special Projects:

    Creator of SmartAdvocate, a state-of-the-art case management system for plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms.

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