Judge Parker, Indianola, was appointed to the bench in 2005. He received his bachelor's degree from Gannon University in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate from Drake University in 1979. Judge Parker served as law clerk to the Honorable James P. Denato in 1980. While in private practice, he served as assistant Warren County attorney from 1981 to 1989, then served as Warren County attorney from 1989 to 2002. He practiced law with a firm from 2003 until his appointment to the bench. Judge Parker is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Warren County Bar Association. He is married and has four children.