Mr. Parmelee was born in New York, New York. He received his B.A. in 1966 from the University of South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and his J.D. in 1970 from the University of Texas. Robert Parmelee was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. He has practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas since 1976 and has been admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Texas and before the U.S. District Courts, Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is of counsel to the firm.
Legal Experience and Areas of Practice
Mr. Parmelee maintains active memberships in the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Tarrant County Bar Association where he is also involved in the State Section on Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law. Mr. Parmelee has extensive experience in the areas of transportation law and real estate, as well as general business law and he also has experience with civil litigation matters. He has worked extensively with various local governmental bodies, particularly in the areas of governmental competitive bidding and public contracting; public transit law; open meetings and open records; Federal Transit Administration Grants, procedures and requirements; and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The formation of business entities, secured lending, and the purchase and sale of interest in businesses, real estate and oil and gas, along with related negotiation and documentation also make up a significant portion of Mr. Parmelee’s practice.
Professional Organizations and Appointments
|Present||Member Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Chairman 2008)|
|Present||Tax and Estate Planning Section, Tarrant County Bar Association|
|Present||Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation|
|Present||AARP Legal Services Network|
|Present||Probate Section, Tarrant County Bar Association|
|Present||American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys|
|Present||Fort Worth Business and Estate Law Council|
|Present||College of the State Bar of Texas|
|1988||Chairman, Fort Worth Real Estate and Commercial Law Council|
|1986-1990||Fort Worth Real Estate and Commercial Law Council|