Robert M. Parker, Retired

Parker.jpgPrior to forming Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C. in 2002, Mr. Parker served for over two decades as a federal judge, both in the Eastern District of Texas and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Parker retired in 2016, but his partners Robert C. (Chris) Bunt and Charley Ainsworth continue the firm’s practice focusing on intellectual property (IP) litigation, commercial litigation, and vigorous representation of their clients, whatever their needs might be.


Professional Experience

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations


  • The Eastern District Phenomenon, 45 The Advocate 8 (2008)
  • Accepting Reality: The Time for Accepting Discretionary Review in the Courts of Appeals Has Arrived, 50S.M.U. L. Rev. 573 (1997) (with Ron Chapman)
  • Forward, Fifth Circuit Survey, 26 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 265 (1995)
  • Federal Courts at The Crossroads: Adapt or Lose!, 14 Miss. C. L. Rev. 211 (1994) (with Leslie J. Hagin)
  • "ADR" Techniques in the Reformation Model of Civil Dispute Resolution, 46 S.M.U. L. Rev. 1905 (1993) (with Leslie J. Hagin)
  • Streamlining Complex Cases, 10 Rev. Litig. 547 (1991)

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