Michael C. Parme is a trial lawyer and represents clients in civil actions arising primarily from commercial liability and business disputes, employment-related claims, professional liability, and complex multi-party construction and environmental litigation. He has been recognized locally and nationally as an insurance industry leader for developing creative and solution-focused strategies for litigation management as well as transferring or minimizing client risk. His litigation practice includes representing:
small and large businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, in catastrophic bodily injury and wrongful death actions;
product manufacturers, contractors, and developers in multi-party litigation including complex property and catastrophic injury losses;
businesses in breach of contract and business interference actions;
realtors, appraisers, and accountants in professional liability actions;
health care and veterinary service providers in professional liability actions; and
directors and officers in breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and negligence actions.
Mr. Parme serves as both employment litigator and general counsel for businesses challenged with employment issues, including legal compliance review and defense of clients in both court and administrative forums. He has successfully defended clients in actions alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations.
Mr. Parme was selected as one of San Diego’s Rising Stars from 2015-2021 by Super Lawyers magazine and was named a Breakout Award winner in 2017 by Business Insurance magazine. He is also a Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP).
Michael is a Visiting Associate Professor of Practice for the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management, lecturing on subjects of business litigation, business law, and emerging issues in business law. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for California Lawyers for the Arts. Michael is the Legal Chair and Secretary for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Awards), Pacific Southwest Chapter. He was also selected for the pro bono legal panel for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.
Preparation of position statement on behalf of employer client following filing of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge of disability discrimination and failure to provide reasonable accommodation