Parker Stinar | Attorney

Parker Stinar is nationally experienced birth injury and medical malpractice attorney. He represents clients in all stages of litigation, serving as a loyal and compassionate attorney. When negotiation isn’t possible, Parker tries cases before judges and juries with many successful verdicts. 

Mr. Stinar has litigated matters in more than 30 counties across the country, including trials in 3 states. He has obtained numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements, including a $3 million dollar verdict as first-chair counsel in 2015 and a $1.7 million dollar verdict in 2016.

Parker has earned the respect of both plaintiffs’ counsel and defense counsel. Since 2015, he has been named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor reserved for fewer than 2.5% of lawyers in the state. In 2017, he was nominated as a Michigan “Up & Coming Lawyer”, an award which recognizes attorneys that display the ambition, drive, determination, and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers – in their first 10 years of practice. 

Outside of the office, Parker is active in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Michigan Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He has been invited to speak at numerous seminars, including presentations through the Detroit Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Licensed to Practice in the Following States

  • Michigan (2011 – present)
  • Alabama (pro hac vice)
  • North Carolina (pro hac vice)
  • Illinois (pro hac vice)

Honors & Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star – 2015 to present
  • American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division “Star” – 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Lawyer in Michigan
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers” – 2017

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Expert Witnesses: From Selection to Presentation”, Western Michigan University School of Law (2016)
  • Speaker, “Technology and the Law – Presenting Your Story”, Detroit Bar Association (2017)
  • Speaker, “Deposing Medical Experts in Personal Injury Cases – Using Hypotheticals, Metaphors, and
  • Analogies”, American Association of Justice (2017)
  • Speaker, “Anatomy of Civil Damages”, Detroit Bar Association (2019)
  • Moderator, “Takeaway from the 229 Million Birth Injury Verdict Against John Hopkins”, American Association of Justice (2019)

Seminars

  • Michigan Association for Justice, Annual Seminar (2014 – present)
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Seminar (2014 – present)
  • American Association for Justice, Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar (2016)
  • American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Austin, TX (2017)
  • American Association for Justice Summer Convention, Boston, MA (2017)
  • American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Maui, HA (2018)
  • American Association for Justice Summer Convention, Denver, CO (2018)
  • American Association for Justice Winter Convention, Miami, FL (2019)
  • American Association for Justice Summer Convention, San Diego, CA (2019)
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Breckenridge, CO (2019)
  • American Association for Justice, Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma and Medical Negligence Seminar (2019)

Featured Areas of Practice

  • $3,000,000

    Jury Verdict Medical Malpractice

  • $1,900,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $1,705,000

    Jury Verdict Medical Malpractice

  • $1,375,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $1,365,000

    General Negligence

  • $1,250,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $1,125,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $800,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $680,000

    Jury Verdict Medical Malpractice

  • $500,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $400,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $400,000

    Medical Malpractice

Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Southfield, Michigan Shareholder

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McKeen & Associates, P.C. Detroit, Michigan Attorney

  • Litigation attorney representing clients in medical malpractice lawsuits, with numerous 1st chair trial experience. 

Professional Associations & Memberships

Detroit Bar Association (2011 – present)

  • Medical Malpractice Section Chair (2018 – present)
  • Barristers Board of Directors (2018 – present)
  • Barristers Treasurer (2018 – present)
  • Inn of Court (2012 – present)
  • Law Day Committee (2019)
  • Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee (2012; 2016)

Michigan Association for Justice (2013 – present)

American Association for Justice (2014 – present)

  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group (2016 – present)
  • Medical Negligence Litigation Group
  • New Lawyers Division (2016 – present)
  • New Lawyers Division Education Committee (2018 – present)