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LML Board Chair, Sharon Parker, Inducted Into NCBA Legal Practice Hall of Fame

Sharon Parker, chairperson of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Mutual, was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association Legal Practice Hall of Fame for the Class of 2022. Induction in the Legal Practice Hall of Fame is an honor — serving as a role model for all lawyers in North Carolina — and recognizes a lifetime of exemplary service and high ethical and professional standards in the practice of law.
To be eligible for nomination, lawyers must have practiced law at least 30 years, primarily in North Carolina, must be members in good standing of the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association and must be living at the time of their nomination. Hall of Fame lawyers have exhibited throughout their practice the highest standards of ethics and professional competency and have rendered a high level of service to the Bar and to their communities.
Parker has operated a solo practice in Marion since 2013, focusing on business law, estate planning, and estate administration. Prior to her solo practice, Parker spent more than 20 years with Dameron, Burgin & Parker, PA representing medical malpractice carriers and health care providers in malpractice defense litigation, defending criminal cases including capital cases, and providing general legal advice to regional hospitals and health care providers. Parker is chairperson of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance of North Carolina, having served on the board since 1999 and serving six years as chairperson of the Claims Committee. Parker served as co-chair of the first NCBA Commission on the Status of Women in the Legal Profession, on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association, and on the NCBA Litigation and Health Law Section Councils. She was co-recipient of Gwyneth B. Davis Award in 1993 from the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys for outstanding contributions to the promotion of women lawyers and the rights of women under the law. In 2015, Parker received the NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award. With a long record of volunteer community and civic service, Parker has been recognized with the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the McDowell County Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award, and the Rotary Club of Marion Service Above Self Award. Parker is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an honors graduate of the UNC School of Law.


Parker joins four other distinguished 2022 inductees: Richard T. Boyette, Raleigh; Kenny Greene, Greensboro; Jody Moore; Raleigh; and W. Gerald Thornton, Raleigh.