Authors -- James W. Parkinson
James W. Parkinson is a lawyer, author and businessman. He is a long-time supporter of the Republican Party, both on a national and local level. Mr. Parkinson has served on the board of the Lincoln Club of the Coachella Valley -- California -- as well as the founding Chairman of the Republican Trial Lawyer Caucus of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Parkinson has supported numerous Republicans for the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, including but not limited to Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah and Congressman Duncan Hunter of California. Mr. Parkinson established the Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series at Mr. Parkinson's Alma Mater, Brigham Young University, and has served as its Chairman for the past five years.
Mr. Parkinson is co-author of the book Soldier Slaves, Abandoned by the White House, Courts and Congress. That book tells the story of Mr. Parkinson's legal representation -- with others -- of American soldiers from World War II who were used as slave laborers by large private Japanese companies and the struggle of these men to obtain justice some sixty years later. Mr. Parkinson lives with his wife, Susan, in California.