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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 2014.  As U.S. Attorney, he is the chief federal law enforcement officer responsible for all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Texas, which covers 100 counties, over 96,000 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.


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.  He also serves on the Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (member, 2009-present; co-chair, 2017-present).


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 operations of the office.  He also previously served ten years 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) and also appointed by the Attorney General to serve as an ex officio member of the AGAC.  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.


Prior to his appointment as an Assistant United States 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 September 22, 2017