Shawnda Havard Parker

Parker Defense
Parker Defense
1001 Texas Street, Ste. 240, Houston, TX 77002 United States

Shawnda is passionate about seeking justice for ALL people, especially those charged with criminal offenses. With experience in the criminal justice system extending over a period of 15 years, Shawnda’s expertise has been called upon as an analyst and a professor but her passion lies in criminal defense. Since 2016, she has been defending clients through her own practice, Parker Defense PLLC. Educationally, Shawnda carries a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), Law, accompanied by a B.A in Criminal Justice and Corrections.

At Parker Defense, Shawnda enforces the ideology that her clients are not “criminals”, but people with families, jobs, and dreams. Attorney Parker fights to ensure the best possible outcome for all clients.


South Texas College of Law: Doctorate of Jurisprudence

Kentucky State University: B.A. in Criminal Justice


Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Texas Bar College

Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Member, African American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas

Member, Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Member, Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas

Member, Houston Lawyers Association

Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Secretary, Kentucky State University Alumni Association – Houston Chapter

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