Kimball Dean Parker: Forty Under 40

Congratulations to Kimball Dean Parker, associate at Parsons Behle & Latimer. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Kimball Parker, Parsons Behle & Latimer - Utah Business 2018 Forty Under 40

Law is in Kimball Dean Parker’s blood—his grandfather, father and siblings are all lawyers. When a friend told him about a thorny legal problem, Parker realized just how he could put that generational zeal for law to use.

“I realized that it’s unreasonable and unfair to expect non-lawyers to navigate the legal system without help,” he says. “I started to look into how technology is being used to aid those who can’t afford legal services. And I found that simple fixes could help in big ways. I decided to explore how I could make things better.”

Parker is helping make things better through LawX and CO/COUNSEL—the former is a legal idea incubator that helps foster and develop ideas to help make navigating the law easier for those outside the profession, while the latter is a legal crowdsourcing website that helps visually map the logic of the law.

CAUSE HE’S PASSIONATE ABOUT: Parker has spent much of the past two years trying to make the law fairer for low-income individuals. CO/COUNSEL and LawX are efforts to help those who cannot afford a lawyer to navigate the legal system.