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Meet the U.S. Attorney

John R. ParkerJohn R. Parker

Mr. Parker was appointed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas on July 21, 2015.  At the time of his appointment, he had been serving as the Acting United States Attorney since December 23, 2014.   As U.S. Attorney, he is responsible for all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Texas, which covers 100 counties and over 90,000 square miles.  Mr. Parker oversees a staff of approximately 100 attorneys and 115 support staff assigned among five division offices.

Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Parker served three years as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney.  As First Assistant, he acted as the principal deputy to the U.S. Attorney and was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day legal and administrative operations of the office.    

As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Parker currently serves on three subcommittees of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (“AGAC”):  the Violent and Organized Crime subcommittee, the Terrorism/National Security subcommittee, and the Border and Immigration subcommittee.  The AGAC represents the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on policy, management, and operational issues affecting all U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country.  

Mr. Parker has chaired the Executive Committee of the North Texas Anti-Trafficking Task Force since 2012 and has served on the Executive Committee of the Texoma High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) since 2014.

Mr. Parker has been an Assistant United States Attorney for 17 years, 14 of those in the senior leadership of the previous four U.S. Attorneys.  Prior to his appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, he was in private practice for six years.

Mr. Parker received his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Dallas and is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law.


Updated July 21, 2015