Thomas Parkerson 2018-02-21T11:26:36+00:00

Thomas Parkerson

Family Law

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We are former prosecutors turned award-winning defenders, and we are a respected family law firm known for caring, trial-tested representation. Selected to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in Tennessee as well as rated a perfect 10.0 Superb by Avvo, our law firm has been recognized time and again for superior service and results.

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 Attorney Thomas Parkerson

Criminal Defense from a Former Prosecutor

No one expects legal issues to arise, but when they do it is vital to have counsel in which you can depend including an advocate who will explain your options, stand by your side, and fight for your rights during every aspect of your case. As a former Assistant District Attorney General in Murfreesboro, Smryna, LaVergne and all Rutherford County, Thomas Parkerson has prosecuted thousands of cases which range from as simple as public intoxication to as complicated as first degree murder. Attorney Thomas Parkerson has been fortunate to gain important trial experience that will be essential in the representation of your legal matter.

Previous Experience & Firm History

Thomas Parkerson is a founding member and managing partner of PARKERSON | SANTEL, PLLC. Thomas began practicing law at the firm of Boston, Holt, Sockwell, and Durham in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee focusing on domestic and civil work such as divorce, child custody, and personal injury. He then had the opportunity to begin his extensive criminal background in 2005 with his move to Murfreesboro to the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Thomas gained vital experience in the courtroom handling cases that ranged from small misdemeanors to major felonies. After 6 years as a prosecutor, Thomas entered into private practice at Bennett, Parkerson, and Bray, an association of attorneys. Taking advantage of his time as a prosecutor he used this knowledge to specifically focus on criminal defense for his clients. In 2014, Thomas and his childhood friend and former prosecutor as well, Tommy Santel, opened the firm of PARKERSON | SANTEL, PLLC. The firm then recruited and employed another former prosecutor, Travis Lampley to give clients the benefit of criminal defense from all former prosecutors. The firm handles all criminal matters, including DUI defense, drug charges, and any misdemeanor or felony.

Community Involvement & Professional Memberships

Thomas is also involved in the community as he is a past Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President of the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association.

He is a current member of the following:

  • Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Murfreesboro Chapter of Inns of Courts
  • Noon Rotary Club
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Murfreesboro YMCA
  • Board of Directors for the Recovery Court / Drug Court of Rutherford County

Thomas has also provided seminars in the past on domestic violence to the Murfreesboro Police Department and has given lectures on Criminal Defense and procedure for continuing education credit for attorneys. He has also been involved in the Murfreesboro chapter of JDRF to raise awareness and help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Education & Personal Life

In addition, Thomas coaches his children in soccer, baseball, and basketball and above all enjoys spending time with his family. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1999 and his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2003. He is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Striving For & Achieving the Apex in Client Satisfaction

Parkerson Santel, PLLC, will always place a priority on the client’s needs. A detailed strategy will be developed and tailored specifically for each individual case. Creativity, experience and insight will be used to find the answers clients seek in a legal matter.

  • Dedication: From the initial consultation to the final disposition of your case, you will have an experienced trial attorney by your side the entire time.
  • Solutions: Every case is unique. All require a solution. Answers are what you need. With a dedicated, experienced attorney on your side every aspect of your case will be discussed and all possible outcomes will be deliberated.

As a trial attorney, Thomas Parkerson will negotiate your case always placing a priority on the client’s interests. However, if negotiation stalls and the only option is a trial you absolutely must have an attorney with trial experience. That attorney is Thomas Parkerson.


Parkerson Santel, PLLC will handle your case effectively, efficiently, and decisively. From the initial consultation through every aspect of the case, a client shall be notified of each and every development in the case. Representation includes the highest quality in client correspondence. Phone calls and emails are returned promptly and in a timely manner.

If you need an attorney, call Thomas Parkerson today!


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