Justin E. Parkey

Justin E. Parkey


Justin Parkey joined Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC in September 2012. He primarily works in the firm’s litigation section on a variety of cases, including commercial litigation, employment law matters, medical malpractice defense, tort actions and contract disputes, among others. 


Justin grew up in Jonesboro, graduating from Jonesboro High School in 2001. He attended Harding University in Searcy, where he double-majored in accounting and economics.  Justin received his B.B.A. from Harding in 2005, graduating summa cum laude.  He then enrolled in the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. While at Pepperdine, Justin was an active member of the moot court team, participating in several national and international competitions, and was selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers. He received his J.D. from Pepperdine in 2008.


After law school, Justin served as a law clerk to Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. on both the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. He also served as a law clerk to Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Raymond R. Abramson. Having clerked for judges at both the trial and appellate levels and at both state and federal courts, Justin was able to hone his research and writing skills and to gain invaluable experience behind the scenes of the court system.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law

Medical Malpractice

Insurance Defense


Bar Admissions

Arkansas, 2008


Pepperdine University
School of Law, Malibu, California
J.D., 2008
Honors: Order of the Barristers
Journal: Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Literary Citations
Editor, 2007 - 2008

Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas
B.B.A., Accounting & Economics, 2005
Honors: summa cum laude

Professional Associations

Craighead County Bar Association

Arkansas Bar Association

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable D. Price Marshall Jr.,
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas,
Arkansas Court of Appeals

Law Clerk to the Honorable Raymond R. Abramson,
Arkansas Court of Appeals