Attorney Michael Parks’ primary motivation is to improve the lives of others. His pursuit of this ambition began as an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina where he was active in student government and served as Student Body President, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management at the USC Moore School of Business. Following graduation, Michael served as Special Assistant to Governor Henry McMaster before enrolling in law school.
While earning his juris doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Michael served as President of the Student Bar Association, as a law clerk in the Governor’s Office, the White House Counsel’s Office, and as an intern for the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, as a law student Michael was a member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court and was awarded the John R. Holland Scholarship.
Following graduation, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, Senior U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina. As a law clerk, Parks managed both the criminal and civil dockets, handling a wide range of issues for the Court including criminal, civil, employment, social security, and habeas matters.
Licensed to practice in all courts in South Carolina, the United States District Court for South Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Michael’s experience in leadership roles uniquely positions him to serve the clients of The Samuels Reynolds Law Firm in their times of greatest need.
When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, and cheering on the Gamecocks.
Samuels Reynolds Law Firm treated me like family from the beginning to the end of representing me. They treated me with respect. They were always there with close and personal contact. They relieved me of all the stress of legal matters that I myself didn't always understand, returning phone calls, and seeing me when needed. I will highly recommend them to all my family and friends. Thanks Mr. Samuels, Angi, and Katherine.