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Ricky Parsons

Ricky Parsons

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Ricky Parsons
is an associate at Kravitz, Brown & Dortch and has obtained excellent results for clients in both civil and criminal cases.  He has represented clients in matters ranging from OVI/DUI and simple contract disputes to complex business litigation and first degree murder.  In recognition of these accomplishments, Ohio Super Lawyers® honored Ricky as a “Rising Star” for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Ricky is a native of Bexley, Ohio.  In his free time, he volunteers at the Columbus Legal Aid Society’s Brief Legal Advice Clinics and Adult Shelter Assistance Project and is the President Elect of the Board of Directors of NNEMAP, one of Central Ohio’s largest food pantries.  Ricky is also an assistant class agent for Carleton College, and provides pro bono counsel to Hogar Irekani, an orphanage in Morelia, Mexico.

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation
Oil & Gas Rights Litigation
Energy Law & Utilities Regulation
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of Ohio, 2007
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2008
U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Capital University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007
University of Chicago, graduate studies in psychology, 2002
Carleton College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000


  • Part of Kravitz Brown & Dortch team that obtained a multimillion dollar settlement in a telecom contract dispute case.
  • Drafted the proposition of law that the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously adopted in State v. Goff, 128 Ohio St.3d 169, 2010-Ohio-6317, to reverse an aggravated murder conviction.
  • Obtained authority from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a competitive telecommunications carrier to provide prepaid mobile Lifeline service.
  • Part of Kravitz Brown & Dortch team that obtained the only verdict of acquittal out of eleven individuals charged in United States v. Poulsen, et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Ohio Case No. 2:06 CR 129 (National Century Financial Enterprises federal criminal litigation), the largest federal fraud case prior to Bernie Madoff.
  • Drafted the assignment of error that resulted in the reversal of a multiplicitous murder conviction in State v. Mills, 2009-Ohio-1849 (Fourth Appellate District).


  • Selected by Ohio Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star Super Lawyer for 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Recognized by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus for his contribution and commitment to pro bono legal service in the article, LASC Salutes Volunteer Ricky Parsons, published in the January 10, 2014 issue of the Daily Reporter.
  • Capital University Law Review Staff Member of the Year (2006/2007 academic year).
  • Law review article selected for publication: Punish Once, Punish Twice: Ohio’s Inconsistent Interpretation of Its Multiple Counts Statute, 36 Cap. U. L. Rev. 809 (2008).
  • Order of the Curia.
  • Undergraduate thesis published in Developmental Science, an international, peer-reviewed journal.


Ricky is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.  He regularly provides pro bono legal services at the Columbus Legal Aid Society’s Brief Advice Legal Clinics.  Ricky
is also a member of the Board of Trustees of NNEMAP, one of the largest food pantries in the State of Ohio.

As a compliment to his impressive legal skills, Ricky is fluent in Spanish, having lived two years in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, where he worked in the Mexican Office of Emigrant Affairs and taught English as a Foreign Language.  Ricky frequently returns to Mexico to volunteer and provide counsel to a local orphanage.  In his free time, Ricky enjoys cycling and has twice participated in Pelotonia.