Robert Parker is the Partner in the Portland office of HWS Law Group LLP. Robert has a varied practice covering areas from complex civil litigation to First Amendment cases, internet law, trade practice and intellectual property.
Prior to joining HWS Law Group LLP, Robert worked at the Federal Defender’s Office for the District of Oregon and at a small Portland firm which specialized in small business law and First Amendment law. Robert advocates for a broad range of clients, including plaintiffs, defendants, businesses, individuals, and on matters large and small. Many of Robert’s cases involve spearheading multi-party cases and bringing cases to a resolution that provide a favorable outcome for his client, while finding creative solutions that keep all parties at the negotiating table from initiation to resolution.
Robert graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland and is a member of the Cornelius Society and the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Before joining private practice, Robert was an entertainment producer and ran a litigation support business where he provided assistance to solo practitioners and small firms in state, federal, and administrative cases across the country.
Outside of his regular practice, Robert volunteers with numerous mock trial and advocacy programs, including Oregon Trial Advocacy College and the American Mock Trial Association. Robert has provided mentorship and advice for students and aspiring lawyers at all levels, including high school, undergraduate, law school and new clerks and lawyers in their first postgraduate years. Robert also mentors first-year law students in the Portland area and has spent several years as a teaching fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School on contracts and civil procedure.
Robert’s passions include music, experiential dining, cross-country skiing and using his child as an excuse to engage in childlike behavior and play on their Nintendo.