Midgett S. Parker, Jr. began the practice law upon admittance to the Maryland Bar on December 20, 1985. On February 18, 2020, he opened the Law Office of Midgett S. Parker, P.A. Prior to that Midgett was a partner in the law firm Linowes and Blocher LLP where for 22 years (1997 – 2020) he was a member of the Land Use/Zoning practice group. And prior to that he was an attorney at the law firm of Fossett and Brugger, Chartered (1985 – 1997) which was located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It was at both of these private law firms where he refined his legal acumen in commercial real estate matters in Maryland. Midgett has won numerous land use cases before local zoning officers, boards, elected officials, and he has consulted with government officials at all levels of government on matters ranging from tax legislation to affordable housing and land use regulations.
In addition to real estate issues, he counsels clients on a broad range of issues from regulatory compliance to contract negotiations, and internal operations. Since 1990, Midgett continues to be rated “AV” the highest rating for strong legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubble peer review. Before becoming a lawyer, Midgett spent eight years as a combat arms officer in the United States Army (1976-1984) primarily in the Air Defense Artillery. During that time (1979-1980) he commanded an Improved HAWK missile battery of 150 soldiers in NATO Germany.
Midgett is a graduate of the University of Maryland Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1985 and Morehouse College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976, with double majors in Political Science and Urban Planning.
He serves as legal counsel to a group of over 150 houses of worship in Prince George’s County, Maryland since its
creation in 1993, formerly known as the Collective Banking Group, now called the Collective Empowerment Group. Over the years he has helped organize conferences for community outreach within the faith community where he and other skilled professionals in various industries provide guidance on a number of issues including the acquisition and development of real estate, permitting issues, financing of real estate projects, and the construction process.
Most recently, Midgett joined Lancaster Bible College as an Adjunct Professor teaching “Business Law” within the Business Administration Department at the Capital Campus in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Midgett has served on numerous non-profit boards and commissions. He is viewed as a highly effective communicator and he thrives in positions of leadership within these organizations. A short list of these boards and commissions would include:
– Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Advisory Board and past Chair
– Chesapeake Bay Trust, past Chairman of Trustee Board
– Christianity Today International, Senior Editorial Advisory Board
– Collective Empowerment Group, legal counsel
– J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, past President