James Parkman, III

Parkman, Adams & White, LLC & The Cochran Firm
1929 3rd Ave. N.
Suite 700
Birmingham, AL 35203


University of Alabama, B.S. Degree 1974 in Business Administration
Cumberland Law School, J.D. 1979 (Cum Laude)


National Dean's List 1978-1979
International Academy of Trial Lawyers-Distinguished Achievement Award- 1978-1979
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity 1977
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District 1979
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1982
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District 1985
Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 1987
Member of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association since 1994
Member of the Masters of the Bench 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Who's Who in Executives and Professionals-1979, 1995, 1997, and 1999


USA v. Scrushy- one of the nation's largest corporate fraud cases
USA v. Scallio, a drug kingpin case in Baltimore, Maryland which was characterized as the biggest drug dealer on the East Coast.
USA v. Maddox, Time magazine called this the fifth largest drug case in the United States at that time.
USA v. Dr. Fred Williams, one of North Florida's largest doctor fraud criminal cases.
Odom, et al v. Sheriff of Houston County, Alabama
numerous other state and felony cases


Dothan Rotary Club -member
Dothan Boy's Club -Board of Director
American Heart Association- member
South Alabama Cripple Children's Clinic- Treasurer- Bard of Director


"One Hell of an attorney" Neil Cavuto, Fox News
"The Greatest Lawyer on the planet" Neil Cavuto, Fox News
"[A] jurors' lawyer that can win big trials" www.scrushy-report.com
"Some say they did the impossible!" - The Jere Beasley Report, August, 2005
"The defense lawyers in the Scrushy case clearly took the government's lawyers to the woodshed!" The Jere Beasley Report, August, 2005
"[the Scrushy case] was also a mismatch of legal talent." The Jere Beasley Report, August, 2005
"Against the odds, Scrushy walks out of court a free man." Greg Farrell, USA Today
"Jurors, Spectators glued to Parkman's closing" Lance Griffin, Dothan Eagle
"Parkman's bold tactics, jury skills take center stage." Russ Hubbard, Birmingham, AL
"Dothan lawyers gets last laugh in Scrushy case" Lance Griffin, Dothan Eagle