About H.J. Parker

H.J. Parker was born in Worchester, Massachusetts on November 23, 1944 and is the father of four children.  His recreational interests include woodworking, boating, and motorcycle trips.

Resident of the New Port Richey area for 39 Years

Trial Attorney for the past 41 years


Bachelor of Business Administration, Stetson University, 1966
Juris Doctor, Stetson College of Law, 1969


Captain US Army, Signal Corps, 1969-1971 (Fort Gordon, GA; Manheim Germany)

Public Defender, Pasco/Pinellas County, Florida, 1971-1973
(Felony division and Capital Crimes)

Prosecuting Attorney, Port Richey, Florida Municipal Court, 1973-1976

Partner in law firm of Delzer, Edwards, Coulter, and Parker, 1973-1987
General trial attorney, state and federal court, civil and criminal cases, family law, administrative law, probate litigation, condemnation, personal injury and wrongful death

Law Office of H. James Parker (Sole Practitioner), 1987-present
specializing in all types of Family Law issues


  • Member of the Florida Bar Association since 1969
  • Admitted Supreme Court of Florida since 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida since 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit since 1972
  • Member of the West Pasco Bar Association
  • Member of the West Pasco Family Law Committee
  • Master with the Allgood-Altman Inns of Court
  • Served on the Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee, Chairman, 1990,1993
  • Served on the Florida Bar (Law Committee 2004-2010)
  • Criminal law Instructor at Pasco Hernando Community College, 1982-1985
  • Active with Guardian ad Litem program as volunteer attorney for 15 years
  • Family Access Center, (visitation center in Pasco County for dysfunctional families)
  • Authorized to practice before the Public Service Commision since 1973
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