Port J. Parker formed Parker Taylor Law Group in January 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience in innumerable areas of law. He specializes in complex civil, tort, and probate litigation, with an emphasis on matters involving trusts and estates, corporate, professional malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty (including legal, accountancy, trustee, and real estate). He has also successfully litigated cases involving franchise, partnership, insurance, business and property disputes, as well as employment and securities-related matters.
After completing his Juris Doctor, Port joined one of the largest accounting and tax firms in the world, where he consulted for a diverse group of clients on accounting, business, tax and litigation. Port went on to become a senior partner at the nationally-recognized firm formerly known as Freidberg and Parker, LLP. Over the ensuing years, Port has distinguished himself as skilled litigator through hard work, tenacity and attention to detail. In the last several years alone, he has received more than $30 million in settlements, awards or verdicts on behalf of his clients, and has successfully tried or defended a variety of actions seeking over $100 million in damages. Port also has significant appellate experience, at both the state and federal level.
In additional to his litigation practice, Port acts as General Counsel to a diverse group of businesses and clients.
Port has given continuing education courses on topics of professional malpractice and has published articles as a guest commentator on litigation and law with the Sacramento Business Journal. For several years, Port has been recognized by his peers in both Sacramento Magazine and Sacramento Business Journal as a “Top Lawyer” and “Best of the Bar.”
In his spare time, Port enjoys contributing to the local legal community through such groups as the Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court, the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Volunteer Legal Services Program in Sacramento. He worked with the Sacramento County Bar Association to form a Professionalism and Ethics Committee and contributed as a member of the Association’s Appellate/Amicus Brief and Building Foundation Committees. When he is not working up and trying cases, Port also contributes time to the Sacramento County Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation as member of their board of directors, donates time to his children’s school and other charitable causes. Port tries to stay active through sports, including tennis, golf, skiing and mountain biking. He also collects unique western tack and sports memorabilia.
Port is admitted to practice in all California state courts as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court in the Eastern, Northern, and Central Districts of California.
Port received his Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in 1995, where he was the Archie Memorial Scholarship recipient, received National Moot Court Competition and Trial Advocacy Honors, and was a member of the National Moot Court Honors Board. Prior to graduating, Port had clerkships in both the public and private sectors, including a year-and-a-half clerkship with the California Attorney General’s office in their Business and Tax Division. In 1992 he received his B.S.B.A. in Finance with honors from Northern Arizona University.