Frederick R. Parker Jr. received his J.D. from Louisiana State University and was a member of Louisiana Law Review. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University and his LL.M. in Health Law from the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston. He is Of Counsel to the Onebane Law Firm, and he serves as Professor of Accounting and Business Law at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Rick also has served as a court-appointed expert in tax law matters, as Chairman of the Louisiana Tax Law Advisory Commission, as president of the Tax and Estate Planning Council of Shreveport, and as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at LSU Health in Shreveport. He is an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Rick has published 34 articles dealing with tax law, health law, bioethics, and oil and gas law, several of which have been cited favorably by the courts, including the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. A number of his works have also been cited in leading legal treatises in the fields of taxation, health law and bioethics, and mineral law.
Rick’s law practice has focused primarily on federal and state tax controversies, but he has done considerable work on a pro bono basis as an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on tax exemption, health law, and bioethics issues, all in the context of the First Amendment. In that capacity, he has advised national Christian bioethics centers on the scope of their obligations under the Treasury Regulations concerning the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, written law review articles concerning the legal and ethical implications of end-of-life decisions, organ donations, and related tax issues, and formed tax-exempt legal entities for Christian missionary efforts both in the United States and abroad.
Rick and his wife, Tanya, live in Shreveport, where they are active members of Celebration Church.