Christopher L. Parker

Christopher L. Parker

Akron, Ohio

Christopher Parker joined Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP in 2006. He was in practice with two of the other major law firms in Akron after graduating in the top 10% of his class from the University of Dayton law school. His primary professional focus has been in the area of civil trial work, trying a variety of types of cases in both State and Federal Courts, including Medical and Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Automobile and Insurance Coverage lawsuits, on behalf of individuals and insurance companies, and criminal defense work. Christopher has negotiated, litigated and tried to a jury hundreds of complex tort claims. In addition, he has also participated in the mediation of a variety of cases both as an advocate and a mediator.

Christopher attended the Miami University receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Economics and then his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton.

He is a member of the Akron Bar Association having served on numerous committees.

In addition to being active in the legal community, Christopher is a lecturer at the University of Akron, School of Nurse Anesthesia, the Insurance Law Trial Advocacy and at Continuing Legal Education Seminars. Chris is also involved as a Lead Usher at Grace Church in Bath, Ohio.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability & Toxic Torts Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1991
    • Honors: Top 10% of class
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Science - 1988
    • Major: Business Economics


  • Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics in Ohio, National Business Institute, 2004
  • Academic Appointments, Frequent Lecturer, University of Akron, School of Nursing, Insurance Law, Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association; Commission on Judicial Candidates, Member
  • American Bar Association; Common Pleas and Appellate Court Committee; Medical Liaison Committee; Mock Trial Committee; Investigative Subcommittee of Grievance Committee, Member
  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association; Negligence Committee, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers of Association, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Lead Usher at Grace Church
  • Trustee, Boys & Girls Club of Summit County
  • High School Mock Trial Coach


  • German