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Meet the U.S. Attorney


John R. Parker

United States Attorney

United States Attorney’s Office

Northern District of Texas

Mr. Parker has been serving as the 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, over 95,000 square miles, and a population of approximately eight million.  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.  He also previously served as the Chief of the Civil Division where he was responsible for all civil litigation involving the United States in the district.  As Civil Chief, he was appointed to chair the Civil Chiefs’ Working Group, a subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (“AGAC”) which 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 been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 17 years, the last 14 of which have been served in the senior leadership of previous U.S. Attorneys.   

As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Parker currently serves on the Violent and Organized Crime, Terrorism/National Security, and Border and Immigration Law Enforcement subcommittees of the AGAC.  He also serves on the AGAC’s Environmental Issues Working Group.  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.

Prior to his appointment as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Parker was in private practice for six years.  He received his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Dallas and his JD degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.


Updated November 25, 2015