Rhett Parham was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. After graduating from Mansfield High School in 1998, he attended the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2002. Parham was a scholarship recipient and four-year letterman on the University of the Southwest baseball team. He was also active in many student organizations including the Student Leadership Counsel and Students in Free Enterprise.
After graduation, he attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 2005. During his tenure, Parham was an editor for the Oklahoma City University Law Review from 2003-2005. He also earned four American Jurisprudence Awards for achieving the highest grade in his class for Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal Research and Writing and Civil Procedure. He was also awarded the Judge Tom Brett Criminal Law Award for outstanding academic excellence in criminal law and criminal procedure. During the summers of 2004 and 2005, he returned to Fort Worth and worked as an intern with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
After graduating from law school, Parham moved back to Fort Worth to begin preparations for the Texas Bar Examination. He passed the bar exam and was licensed to practice law in 2005 in Texas. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a position as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure at the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Parham was responsible for the disposition of more than 6,100 criminal cases. He has extensive experience litigating all types of criminal offenses including, but not limited to, DWI, Narcotics Offenses, Property Offenses, Identity Theft Offenses, Weapon Offenses, Sexual Offenses, Assaultive Offenses, Child Abuse Offenses, Elder Abuse Offenses, Domestic offenses, Murder, Cold Case Murder and Capital Murder. He was a supervisor in the Family Violence Unit for three years, and many of the domestic homicides in Tarrant County came across his desk during this time. He also worked in the Special Victim’s Unit (previously known as the Crimes Against Children Unit) which specializes in child and elder abuse offenses. He continued in this position for the next ten years until accepting an associate position with Kearney Law Firm. Parham is a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice:
Criminal Prosecutions and Investigations
White Collar Fraud
Federal Criminal Defense