Born in Pasadena, Phil Parker’s family has a long connection to estate planning law. Phil’s Grandfather, Harvey M. Parker, was the Senior Partner of a law firm in Pasadena which was 140 years old at the time of his passing. Having worked at the firm for all of his adult life, Harvey shared many stories about practicing estate planning law over the years with Phil, who remembered thinking as a young child at the time that his wise, softly spoken grandfather should have been the President of the United States.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Phil has enjoyed a career which included a variety of positions–such as being an HR Manager, Marketing Manager, and a National Technical Sales Representative. Most recently, Phil was working as a Senior Business Systems Analyst. During his twenty-year long career in this role, Phil developed databases, data management systems for end users and senior management, wrote complex SQL programs as well as both supporting and managing numerous projects and programs focused on large scale system implementations at the enterprise level for large and Fortune 500 companies.
In the beginning after Phil and Maria made the decision to launch Parker Law Offices, Maria practiced law during the weekdays while Phil built out the foundations for the firm’s website during nights and weekends. Additionally, Phil evaluated key systems, data sources and vendor service suppliers, all of which were put in place to support various aspects of Parker Law Offices’ day to day operations. Phil next turned to planning various marketing strategies with the goal of client outreach. Gradually business grew for the firm over time, and in early 2020 Phil transitioned fully into his present role of General Manager for the firm. Today Phil manages the operations and administrative side of day to day operations at Parker Law Offices. These areas include information technology, human resources, website, marketing and others.
Phil and Maria work passionately together as a husband and wife team, offering “The Perfect Client Experience” to those who need help with estate plans, trust administrations, probate matters and other related services. On the weekends they enjoy time with friends and family as well as with their shared and mutually loved pastime of sailing, which originally was how they met. Today, Phil and Maria often spend their spare time enjoying sailing off the coast of Southern California on their Catalina sailboat out of Dana Point Harbor.