Willard "Burry" Parker, Partner
Willard C. Parker, II, known as "Burry," began his law practice in 1973 with the firm’s predecessor, Miller, Wheeler, Thompson & Thompson. Burry’s practice has concentrated in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, zoning, and land use, as well as corporations and business acquisitions. His litigation practice has taken him to the Appellate Courts of Maryland on numerous occasions including two cases which reflect his creative approach to problem solving, namely: Worton Creek Marina, LLC v. Claggett, 381 Md. 499 (2004) and Millar v. Bowie, 115 Md. App. 682 (1997).
Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Burry graduated from Brown University in 1969 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1972. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bars in 1973 and served briefly in the United States Air Force rising to the rank of Captain.
A past President of the Talbot County Bar Association, Burry has served for more than twenty-five years as a panel attorney for the Maryland State Bar Association Committee on the Resolution of Fee Disputes and has also acted as a volunteer lawyer for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, as well as Mid-Shore Pro-Bono.
Burry was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Living Classroom’s Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland and a long-time treasurer for Talbot County Ducks Unlimited, and he continues as an active volunteer lawyer for several local charities, including the Talbot County Historical Society and the St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Company. He also regularly assists the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in matters related to the protection of land on the Eastern Shore.
He has served on the Board of Directors of Chesapeake Center, Inc., including two terms as Board Chairman, and is a principal in Eastern Shore Title Company, the Mid-Shore’s largest title insurance and real estate settlement agency.
Burry can be reached by email at email@example.com.