Law Clerk and Advocate: Parker Estenson
Not only are all of our advocates trauma-informed, but every single one is deeply passionate about our mission to empower survivors and protect kids. We hope this mini-interview gives a small window into some of the talented, empathetic, and driven advocates that work at our firm.
What is your favorite thing about working at Jeff Anderson & Associates?
Parker: It’s hard to pick my favorite thing about working at Jeff Anderson & Associates. But, I think the first thing that comes to mind is that every member of our team has the same goals which are to help survivors in seeking the justice that they deserve and to help the children of the future.
What made you pursue a career in law, and why did you apply to work at Jeff Anderson & Associates?
Parker: I pursued a career in law to make a difference in the world and pursue the differences that I believe that should be made. I think that the law is the most direct route to make those changes and effectuating those changes overtime.
I was motivated to apply to Jeff Anderson & Associates because I saw this firm playing out those values every day and directly making the change that they seek. As well as having passion, energy, and dedication. It made me want to align myself with their mission.
How have you grown as a person since working at Jeff Anderson & Associates?
Parker: I’ve become much more cognizant of the struggles that others go through and especially what others go through in silence.
What is one thing you want survivors to know?
Parker: I want survivors to know that what happened to them was not their fault, that they’re not alone, and that their strength and bravery to step forward inspires and motivates others – including me.
What does your ideal weekend look like?
Parker: Honestly, I haven’t had a legitimate weekend in a long time, but I would say my ideal weekend would be being at home the entire weekend watching college football.
If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Parker: Probably, Tom Hanks.
If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what movie would you choose?
Parker: Forrest Gump; it’s my favorite movie of all time.
Do you have any secret talents?
Parker: I wouldn’t call it a secret and I wouldn’t call it a talent, but I have a 100-Ton Master Captain’s License which means I can drive pretty big boats.
What is your best childhood memory?
Parker: Watching Forrest Gump for the first time. I’m just kidding. Probably working at my family’s business and just always being together.
What is your prize possession?
Parker: My prize possession is a photo of me and my grandfather who passed away when I was young.