Theresa W. Parrish

Firm: Rodney Law
Location: Albuquerque - NM

  • 201 3rd Street NW, Suite 2200
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Tel : (505) 768-7202
  • Fax : 505-768-7395

Ms. Parrish is a director in the Albuquerque office. She served on the firm’s Executive Committee for many years, has served as chair of the Recruiting Committee, and currently serves as chair of the Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee. She practices in the Litigation Department with an emphasis on employment law and litigation, complex and high risk litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation including catastrophic injuries. She has significant jury and non-jury trial experience. She also has extensive experience in resolving claims through alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. She has presented oral argument in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Parrish was named Albuquerque Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Parrish was also named Albuquerque Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year-2016, Albuquerque Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year-2017 and Albuquerque Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year-2018 by Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Parrish has defended corporate and individual clients in complex litigation matters including individual and class actions in the state and federal courts. She also has handled commercial, personal injury, estate and trust, medical malpractice and professional liability litigation. She completed mediator training in 2013 at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and conducts mediations of employment law matters.

Ms. Parrish has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2009 for her expertise and experience in commercial litigation. Since 2011 Ms. Parrish has also been listed for employment law-management, litigation-banking and finance, litigation-labor and employment, and litigation-real estate. Ms. Parrish has been listed in Chambers & Partners–America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006 as an employment specialist. Chambers notes that: “Theresa Parrish impresses with her work for employers on employment disputes covering equal opportunities and contract compliance.” One client notes: “She did a very thorough investigation, kept her sense of humor and everyone she interviewed had positive things to say about her style.” Another source says: “She was truly extraordinary: highly intelligent, very experienced and knowledgeable, very decisive and professional, but pleasant too.”

Ms. Parrish is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers list Ms. Parrish as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in New Mexico.

Rodney Law

For employers doing business in New Mexico and throughout the western United States, the Rodey Labor and Employment Group is a cohesive team of experienced litigators and negotiators.

Our comprehensive approach to client service, which involves training, counseling and problem solving, gives our clients the support they need to move more confidently through the complex web that is employment law.

Rodey’s full-service employment law practice represents local, regional and national employers. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all federal and state laws affecting the employer-employee relationship. We have substantial experience representing employers in a wide variety of employment matters in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Mexico Human Rights Division, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration and other agencies.