J. Parker Edwards

Associate Attorney

Parker Edwards advises clients on a range of matters pertaining to international trade law. His practice is centered on import laws and export controls, where he advocates for clients before various governmental bodies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Parker has a track record of successfully guiding clients through various import-related challenges, such as HTSUS tariff classification, valuation, country of origin, substantial transformation, antidumping and countervailing duties, as well as Sections 232 and 301 safeguard tariffs. He routinely assists clients with administrative protests, Requests for Information (CF-28), Notices of Action (CF-29), prior disclosures, detentions and seizures, liquidated damages and penalty mitigation, intellectual property infringements, AD/CVD scope ruling requests, and EAPA investigations. Additionally, he has aided companies in navigating U.S. Customs’ external audits and in developing comprehensive import compliance policies and procedures to ensure adherence to all U.S. trade laws and regulations.

Parker also possesses experience in helping companies navigate U.S. export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, U.S. Export Administration Regulations, Foreign Trade Regulations, and various sanction programs. He guides clients in determining the classification of goods and technology under the Commerce Control List and U.S. Munitions List, facilitates export license applications and filing electronic export information, assists with voluntary disclosures, and provides counsel on economic sanctions.

Parker graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, where he earned the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and the Scholarship for Academic Excellence. During his legal studies, Parker was a member of the Labor and Employment Law Society and Student Bar Association. While in law school, he had the privilege of clerking for Mr. Lawrence W. Hanson, ultimately accepting an associate attorney position with the firm.  

State Bar of Texas, 2020

Organization Participation
Parker is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the International Compliance Professionals Association, and the Houston Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association.