Attorney of the Month Award for Pima County


Nathan Parkey

Nathan Parkey

November 2015

By Michele Mirto

Nathan Parkey has been selected as the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for November.  Nathan has been a member of Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyers Program since 1985.  Nathan is a frequent participant in the program’s clinics where he leads self-represented litigants through the necessary paperwork to file their divorce or paternity case.  In 2015 alone, Nathan led twenty-three clinics and assisted one hundred and thirteen clients.

Q & A WITH Nathan Parkey

Where are you from?  Ft. Worth, TX.

Where did you go to college?  U of A

Where did you go to law school?  Pepperdine Law School

How long have you lived in Tucson?  Since 1970.

What is the history of your practice of law?  With firms then private practice since 1995.

What are your current practice areas? Family law

Anyone you would like to acknowledge for contributing to your legal career/pro bono service? As always, Fred Dardis and Dean Christoffel

One reason you would encourage attorneys to volunteer with VLP?  If not to help people in need, great CLE benefit.

Favorite Tucson restaurant? Old Peking

Things you do when not working or volunteering your legal services?  Reading

What is something you would like people to know about you? That’s a secret.

If this award was accompanied by prize money, how would you spend it?  Books.

Best thing about being an attorney in Tucson?  The weather

Worst thing about being an attorney in Tucson?  The summer

If you ever retire from private practice, it will be to start a new career as a? beachcomber

Things that you wish were closer to your office?  The ocean

Any hidden talents?  None

Are you a dog or a cat person?  Dogs

What do you do to unwind after work?  Reading

Favorite song?  Too many to list

Person you most admire?  William B. Travis

Food you can't live without?  Spam

Any bad habits?  Spam

Best vacation destination Asia