Jose L. Parra
Associate – Litigation
José L. Parra joined BPE Law Group, P.C. as an associate in May of 2018. Prior to joining as an associate, José worked for a well-established workers’ compensation defense firm; he gained valuable experience representing insurance companies before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
During law school, José interned at the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office, where he developed his litigation experience by handling misdemeanor appeals and participating in law and motion hearings. Also during law school, he worked for a nationally recognized non-profit constitutional law firm that focused on First Amendment law; specifically, Freedom of Speech, and Religious Liberties. This experience allowed José to perfect his writing skills as he assisted the lead counsel with submitting briefs and filing moving papers with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Some of the recent litigation and transactional matters where José has acted as second chair include:
- Represented Buyer in a dispute regarding escrow for a property purchase;
- Representation of corporation involved in complex embezzlement litigation;
- Representation of commercial real estate owners involved in contract disputes.
- University of the Pacific, McGeorge Barrister of the Year for the class of 2017; an award given to one student at McGeorge who excelled in trial and appellate advocacy and achieved success in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions.
José graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2017. He graduated “with distinction” and received a certificate in Trial and Appellate Advocacy. Prior to that, Jose attended and graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2013 where he majored in Political Science and minored in History; he graduated “magna cum laude.”
José is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice in all the state courts of California, along with the Federal Court for the Eastern District of California.
In his free time, José enjoys watching new movies, watching baseball games, and catching up on politics. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.