Ms. Parks originally joined Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. in September, 1991, practicing here through December, 2012. She left the firm briefly to be closer to her children and extended family and became a community banker in their hometown of Columbus, Texas. At the bank she worked in the areas of compliance and operations and was a Vice President. She returned to the firm in May, 2018 as Senior Counsel. Her practice has included the creation and representation of municipal utility districts and similar political subdivisions in the State of Texas as general counsel and bond counsel. She also represents municipal utility districts and a management district in the collection of delinquent taxes and assessments. Her administrative practice has included representation of clients before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. She advises clients on various public law matters.