Matthew W. Parker

Position: Associate Attorney

Matthew W. Parker is an associate attorney at National Litigation Law Group.  A native of Colorado, Matthew graduated from Denver Public Schools before receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.  Following that he spent 18 months teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand, before returning to the U.S. for law school.  He graduated with a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 2013.  While in law school he was involved in the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association (TYLA) trial team, the Law Clinic, Phi Alpha Delta, the Student Bar Association, and several other student associations.  Prior to joining NLLG, Matthew represented creditors in collection suits and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

PREVIOUS PRACTICE AREAS:
Creditors’ Rights
Bankruptcy Adversary Proceedings
Intellectual Property

ADMISSIONS:
Colorado
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
Iowa

Federal Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts:
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

BAR AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
Adjunct Professor, Bellevue University (2018-present)
Guest Editor, Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 22. No. 3 (2019)
Attorney Member – Sarpy County Separate Juvenile Court Judicial Nomination Commission (2019)
Associate Judge – American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Award and Subgrant Team (2017-2018)

PUBLISHED WORKS:

  • Don’t Pokemon Go There: The Legal Dangers of Altered Reality, 2017 American Bar Association “Video Games and Digital Media Conference” (co-author)
  • Brief for the Petitioner as Amicus Curiae (Merits Stage), Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 15-866, Supreme Court of the United States (co-author, 2016)
  • Brief for the Petitioner as Amicus Curiae (Certiorari Stage), Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 15-866, Supreme Court of the United States (co-counsel, 2016)
  • That Old Familiar Sting: Tattoos, Publicity, and Copyright, 15 John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law 762 (2016)
  • Dying to Spite the Graveyard: Thailand and the Necessity of Creating a Culture-Based IP Enforcement Paradigm, 18 Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 93 (2016)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
University of Northern Colorado, B.A. (English), 2008
Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2013

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
Special Guest, Webcomic Alliance Podcast, 10 September 2014 (“What are Copyright, Fair Use, and Parody”)

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Pro Bono Counsel, The Royal Manticoran Navy, Inc.: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, (2014-present)
Assistant Pro Bono Counsel, The Mercenary Guild: The Official Four Horsemen Universe Fan Association, (2020-present)
Special Advisor to the Vice President, Starfleet International (2018)

LEGAL ASSISTANT / PARALEGAL: Katie Doerneman