Phaedra Parks, Esq. a true definition of a Renaissance woman joins the ladies of Bravo’s “Married to Medicine.” This sassy southern belle is a successful attorney, businesswoman, author, mortician, television personality, motivational speaker, social activist, and mother to two young kings.
As managing partner of The Parks Group, an Atlanta-based law firm, Parks practices law in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property rights and civil and criminal litigation. Her client roster includes celebrities, high-profile individuals, and government entities. She is actively involved in the Atlanta legal community. She is the past president of the Gate City Bar Association and has served on the advisory board of the American Bar Association, she is also a proud member of the Lawyers Club. Parks is a proud fourth generation graduate of the University of Georgia, where she is the current president of the Law School Alumni Association. Parks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia as well as a degree in mortuary sciences from Jefferson State College.
A passionate social activist, Parks is a tireless advocate for brown boys. Through her nonprofit organization the Phaedra Foundation she works with communities nationwide on the importance of positive male role models in the lives of black boys. She has spent time with the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others who have been victims of violence and unjustified killings. Parks is a regular fixture in Washington, D.C., where she works with members of Congress on implementing initiatives to provide opportunities for at-risk youth. She also endows the Phaedra Scholars Scholarship that provides tuition for first generation minority law students. Parks is also outspoken on civil rights issues and has gone to cities from Selma, Alabama to Flint, Michigan to fight social injustices.
Parks also an author of the bestselling “Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment,” which provides amusing and entertaining insight and tips on how to have all the charm, confidence, and grace of a true Southern Belle. As a motivational speaker, Parks regularly travels around the country and internationally speaking to different groups about subjects ranging from business and law to personal growth and achieving success. Parks is also a highly sought after funeral planner and director training nationally to console grieving families. As if she doesn’t have enough to do, Parks recently became a certified level Reiki Master.
She is a Georgia native and currently lives in Atlanta with her two sons, Ayden and Dylan.