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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.


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, sports.


Married Jean Elizabeth Burrell, June 26, 1982.