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James Bowne Parsons

James Bowne Parsons, American lawyer. Bar: Oregon 1980, Washington 1982, Bar of Northern Mariana Islands 1990, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1986, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1990, United States District Court (Oregon) 1990, United States District Court (Northern Mariana Islands) 1990, United States Tax Court 1985.

Background

  • Parsons, James Bowne was born on March 21, 1954 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Edward Finch and Elizabeth (Hubbell) Parsons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, University Puget Sound, 1976. Juris Doctor, Lewis and Clark College, 1980.

    Career

    • Sole practice, Oregon City, Oregon, 1980-1983. Associate Copenbarger et al, Seattle, 1983-1984, Holman & Monahan, Seattle, 1984-1986. Private practice, 1986-1990.

      Assistant attorney general Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1990-1992. Corporate Counsel, president Secure Benefits, Inc., 1993-1996. Managing partner Parson/ Burnett/ Bjordahl/ Hume, LLP, Bellevue, Washington, since 1996.

      Former president, speaker Eastside Legal Assistance Program. Owner Red Sky Winery.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oregon 1980, Washington 1982, Bar of Northern Mariana Islands 1990, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1986, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1990, United States District Court (Oregon) 1990, United States District Court (Northern Mariana Islands) 1990, United States Tax Court 1985.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Speaker various non-profit organizations regarding business formation and securities. Member Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (panel of arbitrators since 2000), Washington State Bar Association (Business Section, Securities Committee).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, skiing, scuba diving, wine, music.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Anne Sherfy, December 30, 1977. Children William Bowne Parsons, Maria Ann Parsons, Michael Parsons.
    • father: Edward Finch Parsons
    • mother: Elizabeth (Hubbell) Parsons
    • spouse: Carol Anne Sherfy
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    Born March 21, 1954
    (age 63)
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