Stephen Parsley practices primarily in the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, where he assists clients with complex and dispositive motions, appeals, compliance, and general strategy.
Stephen has litigated hundreds of cases in federal and state courts, including several oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to his extensive appellate experience, he often assists clients at the trial level by briefing motions. Stephen strives to keep the big picture in view for his clients by not only winning individual cases, but promoting client interests across the range of relevant legal and business issues.
Stephen prioritizes staying on top of developing legal issues that affect the financial services industry. At the moment, he has a special interest in studying state regulations of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments, and has been quoted in industry publications concerning compliance with these laws.
As a litigator, Stephen represents mortgage servicers and other financial institutions in forums across the country. He has extensive experience litigating Nevada cases claiming that a homeowners association’s foreclosure of its super-priority lien can extinguish senior mortgages. He also has handled litigation and provided compliance advice for reverse mortgage lenders in New York and Florida. Outside of financial services, he has experience in commercial and product liability matters for a range of clients, including pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.
Before joining the firm’s Birmingham office, Stephen clerked with Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins of the Northern District of Alabama. He is licensed in both Florida and Alabama. Stephen has litigated matters in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah.
Stephen remains active in his community and professional associations. He maintains a robust pro bono practice that has included amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts. He holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association and The Federalist Society, and has co-authored a book published by the ABA on preserving issues at trial and on appeal.