R. Rex Parris

Parris Law
43364 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 949-2595

Rex has achieved outstanding results in the courtroom over the span of his career – he obtained the first million-dollar verdict in California’s Kern County as a young lawyer and, years later, obtained an historic, record-breaking defamation jury verdict in Los Angeles for $370,000,000. In between, Rex has obtained dozens of seven-, eight- and nine-figure verdicts and settlements. His success is hardly happenstance – Rex prepares every case, for trial using the latest science in persuasion skills. Everything from metaphoric choices, word selection and visuals are tested and re-tested before each trial.

In addition to managing his trial calendar and the Firm’s diversified practice, Rex also manages one of California’s fastest-growing cities. As the mayor of Lancaster since 2008, Rex has gained nationwide media attention for his efforts to improve the wellbeing of the city’s residents. For example, gang violence dropped 82%, the city’s downtown area was completely redeveloped during the worst economic downturn in over 75 years, and all of the city’s municipal buildings were converted to solar power.

Rex and his wife, Carrol, founded the Firm in 1985 with the goal of building a truly great law firm. That goal has never changed – they continue to innovate and work tirelessly to improve the service and results they provide daily.


Southwestern School of Law Juris Doctor 1980

Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society in 1977 from the University of California – Santa Barbara

Bar Admission

State Bar of California

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Honors & Awards

National Law Journal – Plaintiff’s Lawyers Trailblazers 2020

Best Lawyers – U.S. News & World Report 2014-2020

Daily Journal Top Plaintiff 2020

Super Lawyers 2008-2020

Metropolitan News Man of the Year 2019

EPA Green Power Leader of the Year 2019

CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist 2018

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year – U.S. News & World Report 2018

Largest verdict in the United States in 2009 ($370 Million)

Top Attorneys in Southern California

Twice Named Trial Attorney of the Year – Antelope Valley

UCSB Scholars’ Program Master Advocate in 1991 by The National Institute for Trial Advocacy

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California


Jimenez v. Allstate Ins. Co., 765 F.3d 1161 (9th Cir. 2014)

Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court, 218 Cal.App.4th 96 (2013)

Compton v. Superior Court, 214 Cal.App.4th 873 (2013)

Bonnel v. Best Buy Stores, L.P., 881 F.Supp.2d 1164 (2012)

Avalos v. Foster Poultry Farms, 798 F.Supp.2d 1156 (2011)

Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc., 722 F.Supp.2d 1148 (2010)

Catsouras v. Department of California Highway Patrol, 181 Cal.App.4th 856 (2010)

Whalen v. U.S., 93 Fed.Cl. 579 (2010)

Whalen v. U.S., 85 Fed.Cl. 380 (2009)


Mayor of the City of Lancaster, California

American Cancer Society

Board of Directors of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers’ College

Lancaster Child Abuse Task Force (Founder)

Antelope Valley War on Gangs (Founder)

Valley Volunteers Program (Founder)

Antelope Valley Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Council (Former Chairman)

American Association of Justice

Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Antelope Valley Bar Association

Antelope Valley Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Council (where he was a former chairman)