Ms. Parker earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law - Newark in June 1980. After clerking for the late Judge Sylvia B. Pressler in the Appellate Division, Parker began her legal practice with the Wall Street firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. She later moved to the New Jersey firm of Shanley and Fisher in Morristown and then to Laddey, Clark, Kienz, Parker & Coffin in Sparta. She was appointed to the Superior Court in January 1992 and sat in the Family, Civil, Criminal and Probate Parts in Newton. In August 2001, she was appointed to the Appellate Division, where she served until her recent retirement. While on the bench, Ms. Parker authored numerous published opinions, including several addressing groundbreaking legal issues. She taught judicial and continuing legal education courses in New Jersey and at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Parker was an elected member of the Sparta Board of Education in the 1970's, and was an adjunct professor in the paralegal program at Sussex County Community College before her appointment to the bench. Before going to law school, Ms. Parker earned a Master's Degree in Special Education and taught special students, developed special education programs and administered them in the New York City School System.


  • 1980, New Jersey
  • 1981, New York
  • 1981, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of New Jersey

Law School Attended

  • Rutgers Law School

University Attended

  • Hunter College
  • Richmond College

Associations & Memberships

  • Morris County (Trustee, 1988-1990, First Vice President, 1991—)
  • Sussex County and New Jersey State (Member, Federal Practice and Procedure Committee, Nominating Committee, Finance and Operations Committee, Civil Trial Bar Section) Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute