Mr. Parme is a member of the Risk Management & Insurance Law, Construction Law, Food Safety, and Employment & Labor Practice Groups. Mr. Parme has defended clients in a broad array of civil actions, specializing in the defense of complex and class action litigation. He has successfully litigated claims of negligence, breach of contract, fraud, strict liability, and unfair business practices. Mr. Parme also defends residential community associations, property management companies, and directors in lawsuits involving bodily injury, property damage, breach of covenant, and violations of California’s Davis-Stirling Act. Mr. Parme has also obtained excellent results for clients with respect to insurance coverage, director and officer liability, and professional liability claims.
As a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group, he has successfully defended clients in employment-related lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violation of wage and hour laws. In addition, Mr. Parme provides pre-litigation support and consultation, navigating clients through the administrative processes of both state and federal regulatory bodies. He also presents internal education and training seminars on a diverse range of employment matters.
Michael has successfully represented food manufacturers/distributors/retailers in multiple cases of alleged e-coli outbreaks in which serious injuries and deaths have been alleged.
Prior to joining Haight Brown & Bonesteel, Mr. Parme served as a faculty research assistant and worked in Notre Dame Law School’s public defender clinic. In 2007, Mr. Parme was selected to serve as a judicial extern for Judge Gilbert Nares of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One. Mr. Parme has also represented and assisted visual artists and musicians in an array of matters, including contract disputes, recovery of works, and negotiation of license agreements.
Mike is the Steering Committee Co-Chair for the California Lawyers for the Arts; Legal Chair, Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Awards); and a member of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.