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Leonard Cranford Parks

Leonard Cranford Parks, American lawyer, solicitor. Bar: Georgia 1984. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986; recipient AMJUR award Lawyers Co-op Public Company, 1983.


  • Parks, Leonard Cranford was born on May 29, 1959 in Gainesville, Georgia, United States. Son of Leonard Cranford and Nancy Christine (Maierfeldt) Parks.

  • Education

    • Student, Northern Georgia College, 1978. Bachelor in Political Science, University of the South, 1981. Juris Doctor, University Georgia, 1984.


    • Law assistant Scott & Quarterman, Athens, Georgia, 1982-1984. Judicial law clerk Superior Court for Northeast Circuit, Gainesville, 1984-1986. Associate Whelchel, Dunlap & Gignilliat, 1986-1989.

      Senior assistant district attorney Northeastern Judicial Circuit, 1989-1998. Partner Valpey & Parks, since 1998. Professor legal research Gainesville College, 1988, 90.

      Solicitor Gainesville Municipal County, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1984.


    Youth advisor Grace Episcopalian Church, Gainesville, 1986-1990, vestry, 1989-1991. Media advisor Andy Fuller for District Attorney Committee, Gainesville, 1986. Director Gainesville Civitans, 1993-1994, president-elect, 1994-1995, president, 1995-1996.

    Member American Bar Association (executive committee, young lawyers judicial administration committee 1986-1987, vice-chairman young lawyers criminal justice committee 1992-1994, chairman 1994-1995), National District Attorneys Association, Georgia Bar Association, Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association (secretary 1988-1989), Gainesville Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1986-1988), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.



    Reading, travel, sports.


    • Married Jean Elizabeth Burrell, June 26, 1982.
    • father: Leonard Cranford Parks
    • mother: Nancy Christine (Maierfeldt) Parks
    • spouse: Jean Elizabeth Burrell
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    Born March 29, 1959
    (age 58)