Mary Parrish McCracken works hand-in-hand with clients to tackle the challenges of trial law with determination and skill.
Since joining Lightfoot, Mary Parrish has established herself as a diligent litigator who prioritizes her relationships with her clients. She responds thoughtfully and decisively to problems, all while tailoring her strategy to a client’s unique goals. Her empathetic, bespoke approach to client representation explains why she is a go-to resource for organizations and individuals across a variety of industries.
A significant portion of Mary Parrish’s work falls within the firm’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations, Medical Malpractice, and Products Liability practice groups. She has substantial experience advocating for executives and stakeholders through all phases of federal or state agency investigations, including high-profile U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal probes. She also shepherds prominent physicians through high-stakes medical malpractice disputes that put their licenses and livelihoods on the line. In addition, she works with well-known companies around high-stakes environmental, toxic tort, and product liability actions.
Some of her representative matters include:
- Securing the dismissal of criminal antitrust claims against a poultry industry salesman who was among a number of executives, individuals, and businesses accused of anticompetitive price-fixing.
- Successfully litigating ongoing multi-million-dollar toxic tort claims against a prominent global chemicals company.
- Settling multiple claims against a multinational pesticide company for a fraction of the plaintiffs’ original demands.
Before joining the firm, Mary Parrish spent a year in Montgomery, Alabama clerking for The Honorable R. Austin Huffaker. She was also selected for membership to The Order of Barristers, a national honor society recognizing law students for oral advocacy and brief writing skills.
Outside of work, Mary Parrish loves being outside, and she can often be found playing tennis or hiking with her husband Compton.