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Michael O. Parker Member

Michael O. Parker

Areas of Practice

Business Law,Tax Law


Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1971
University of Arkansas, J.D., with honors, 1974




Michael O. Parker is a member in the Little Rock law firm of Dover Dixon Horne PLLC and concentrates his practice in the areas of state and local tax and litigation, business law and regulatory issues. He received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville.  

Mike is a member of the American (Taxation Section, State and Local Tax Committee), Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations. He also serves as a member and periodically as Chairman of the Arkansas Tax Advisory Council created by the Arkansas Legislature as a forum for interaction with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration on legislative and administrative issues, and has served as a private sector representative for Arkansas in the Streamlined Sales Tax Project. Other organizational activities include service as tax counsel, legislative resource and registered lobbyist on tax issues for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas. 

Mike is a past Chairman of the Section on Taxation of the Arkansas Bar Association, recipient of the ARBA Golden Gavel award, is listed in The Best Lawyers In America in Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, and Trusts and Estates and has received the highest (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network. Other honors include selection as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy for 2014 in central Arkansas. He has been appointed to serve as a Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, is the author of the Arkansas chapter of the American Bar Association’s Sales and Use Tax Deskbook, is a regular contributor to the Council of State Taxation (COST) national audit programs and is a frequent speaker and author of articles on Arkansas tax issues. Other state and local tax activities include membership in the Independent SALT Alliance and Tax Counsel Network.

Mike and his wife, Ruth, have been married for 43 years. They have two sons, Edward and Andrew, and a cat named Pawley.

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