Parker Stinar is a Founding Partner at Stinar Gould Grieco & Hensley (SGGH) and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner and co-chairs the firm’s Mass Tort and Sexual Abuse practice groups. He has devoted his career to representing clients in complex civil lawsuits, including toxic torts, sexual abuse, medical negligence, and other catastrophic injuries. He is a nationally recognized trial attorney and has litigated matters in more than 40 counties nationwide, including trials in numerous states. Parker has participated in numerous high-profile matters and has helped obtain nearly $1 billion dollars in global settlements on behalf of thousands of individuals. He is recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the country regarding holding institutions accountable for enabling sexual predators.

As a highly accomplished attorney and a leading advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, Parker is at the forefront of leading litigation efforts on behalf of sexual abuse survivors of former Chicago OBGYN Fabio Ortega against prominent healthcare systems including NorthShore, Swedish Covenant, and Endeavor Health. Representing more than 300 survivors, more than any other law firm to date, Parker has steadfastly supported these individuals throughout their journey, with many bravely sharing their stories in interviews with major media outlets such as NBC, ABC, and CBS. The litigation against the healthcare providers remains ongoing under Parker’s dedicated leadership.

Parker is also currently representing survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and racial abuse and discrimination at Northwestern University. With a focus on Northwestern’s football program alumni, Parker has filed multiple lawsuits in Cook County, Illinois, against Northwestern and several former staff members, including the terminated Coach Patrick Fitzgerald. This high-profile case has garnered national attention and is instrumental in raising awareness about the issues of hazing, sexual abuse, and racism prevalent in youth and collegiate sports. Parker’s dedication to seeking justice for the survivors and shedding light on these critical matters exemplifies his commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of his clients.

In 2021, Parker was appointed by the United States Circuit Court Eastern District of Michigan to serve on the plaintiff leadership team for lawsuits brought against the University of Michigan on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse by the disgraced former physician, Dr. Robert Anderson, in the landmark case of John Doe v University of Michigan. As a member of the plaintiff leadership team, Parker played a crucial role in managing various aspects of the litigation, including court hearings, rulings, litigation discovery, mediation, and settlement negotiations. Representing over 200 survivors of sexual abuse, more than any other individual law firm involved in the case, Parker’s unwavering dedication and expertise were instrumental in securing a groundbreaking $490 million dollar settlement on behalf of more than 1000 survivors. This historic settlement stands as the largest known resolution for primarily male survivors of abuse.

Parker previously represented survivors of the disgraced Michigan State University physician Dr. Larry Nassar. Nassar, a former sports doctor, is serving decades in prison for convictions in state and federal courts. He admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Michigan State University settled claims on behalf of 332 survivors of sexual abuse for $500 million dollars, believed to be the largest ever reached in a sex abuse case involving a U.S. university. USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and their insurers agreed to pay $380 million dollars in a settlement with the victims of Larry Nassar. Parker’s clients’ dedication and advocacy contributed to the historic settlements reached by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, providing a sense of closure and financial support to hundreds of survivors. Parker’s commitment to advocating for survivors and holding institutions accountable is unparalleled.

As part of his mission to fight for justice on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse, including those who have suffered at the hands of religious organizations, Parker is actively involved with Child USA, a national non-profit organization focused on advocating for legislative changes to support survivors. As a member of the Junior Board, Parker actively collaborates with legislators and lobbyists to introduce legislation that empowers survivors to seek justice, regardless of the timeframe or age at which the abuse occurred. Their tireless efforts in working with lawmakers across the country demonstrate their unwavering dedication to protecting the rights of survivors of sexual abuse.

Parker has substantial experience handling complex cases involving water contamination, such as PFAS and toxic water, at the United States Marine Base Camp Lejeune. Currently, Parker represents a significant number of clients, nearly 1000 in total, who were exposed to the harmful effects of the toxic water at Camp Lejeune. His exceptional track record in this area is further amplified by the recognition of Stinar Law’s strategic partners and co-counsel relations, who have been appointed by the United States Circuit Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Southern Division, to serve on the plaintiff leadership committee for lawsuits filed under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA). Parker’s sophisticated approach and unwavering dedication to seeking justice for those affected by toxic torts make him a formidable advocate in this complex legal arena.

Parker has also litigated and tried complex medical malpractice and birth injury cases across the nation. With a notable background as a shareholder at one of the largest and most esteemed medical malpractice firms in the United States, Parker has amassed a wealth of invaluable experience handling numerous personal injury matters. Demonstrating exceptional skill and legal acumen, Parker achieved a remarkable milestone at the young age of 30, securing his first numerous seven-figure medical malpractice verdict, a resounding triumph in 2015. This triumph was followed by another impressive seven-figure medical malpractice verdict in 2016. By the time Parker reached age 35, he had successfully tried a dozen medical malpractice trials across multiple states, resulting in verdicts and settlements exceeding eight figures.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Justice, 2016 – present
  • National Finance Committee, 2022 – present
  • Sexual Abuse Litigation Section, 2021 – present
  • Medical Negligence Litigation Group, 2016 – present
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, 2016 – present
  • Leadership Academy, 2022 – 2023
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2020 – present
  • Medical Negligence Practice Group, 2020 – present
  • Detroit Bar Association, 2012 – 2021
  • Board of Directors, Barristers Division, 2018 – 2020
  • Medical Malpractice Section Chair, 2019 – 2020
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2019
  • Inn of Court (2015 – 2020)
  • Michigan Association for Justice, 2013 – present
  • Child USA, Junior Counsel, 2022 – present


  • Seminars
    • Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma & Medical Negligence (Atlanta, GA, 2016);
    • Winter Convention (Austin, TX, 2017); Summer Convention (Boston, MA, 2017);
    • Winter Convention (Maui, HA, 2018); Summer Convention (Denver, CO, 2018);
    • Winter Convention (Miami, FL, 2019); Summer Convention (San Diego, CA, 2019);
    • Mastering the Medicine: Birth Trauma & Medical Negligence (Atlanta, GA, 2019;
    • Winter Convention (New Orleans, LA, 2020);
    • Summer Convention (Las Vegas, NV, 2021);
    • Winter Convention (Palm Springs, CA, 2022);
    • Summer Convention (Seattle, WA, 2022);
    • Board of Governors Meeting (Washington D.C., 2022);
    • Winter Convention (Scottsdale, AZ, 2023);
    • Summer Convention (Philadelphia, 2023);
    • Summer Convention (Breckenridge, CO, 2020);
    • Summer Convention (Steamboat, CO, 2021);
    • Summer Convention (Vail, CO, 2022)

Publications, Speaking Engagements & Legal 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 for Justice, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Anatomy of Civil Damages,” Detroit Bar Association, 2019.
  • Moderator, “Takeaway from the 229 Million Dollar Birth Injury Verdict Against John Hopkins,” American Association for Justice, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Making Your Pulmonary Embolism Case & Applying Evidence-Based Medicine,” American Association for Justice, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Representing Survivors of Sex Abuse,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2021.
  • Speaker, “Practice Basics: Business Development & Growing Your Network,”, Chicago Bar Association, 2023.

Media Appearances & Interviews

As a nationally recognized trial lawyer, Parker has been interviewed and quoted in hundreds of domestic and international newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, People, Yahoo, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, and Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Fox News, CNN Headline News, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio, ESPN, and appeared on the Dr. Phil Show.