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Phaedra Parks          

Producer, Entertainment Attorney & Cast Member of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

The definition of grace, style, and sultry southern savoir-faire, Phaedra was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. She earned a Bachelors of Arts with honors from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Since the inception of The Parks Group P.C., Phaedra has evolved into a formidable business woman and philanthropist. She has built a diverse professional career that encompasses acute interpretations of the law to weekly appearances on major networks and television programming alike. Phaedra has served as a legal analyst for NBC and Fox News during the Michael Jackson trial, Entertainment Tonight, Celebrity Justice, EXTRA, Court TV and various local news outlets.

Phaedra has also been featured in numerous media publications such as Newsweek, People, XXL, Rolling Out, JET, King, Source, the L.A. Focus, The Boston Herald, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and The New York Times. Phaedra has offered her legal expertise on public issues while serving as a featured guest speaker on broadcasts for Atlantas Hot 107.9, V-103, Newstalk 680, and WAOK.

While diversifying her career in the law, Phaedra successfully worked as the consulting producer and talent for one of BETs most highly viewed shows, "Tiny & Toya." Most recently, she brought flavor and flair to the third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She was dubbed early in the season as a housewife from a different breed who is able to be brash and bold and back up her words with action. Parks achieved notoriety and vast respect from viewers as the weeks progressed during the season. The Bravo network and viewers alike anxiously anticipate what Phaedra will deliver in future seasons of the show.

Parks has been recognized by the Atlanta Business League as one of Atlantas Top Women of Influence. She is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2009 and the Outstanding Atlantan 2008 class. She has received recognition in Rolling Out Magazine as one of Top 25 Most Influential Women and is credited in the Who's Who Among Accountants & Lawyers edition in The Atlanta Business Chronicles in 2006. She was recognized as a Georgia Rising Star Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine and was featured as the cover story for Georgia Rising Stars Super Lawyers magazine in 2007.

Phaedra also allocates time to engage in philanthropy and community service. Phaedra is a past President of the Gate City Bar Association and actively sits on the boards for the Junior League of Atlanta, Atlanta Children's Shelter, the American Bar Associations Advisory Board, the Ryan Cameron Foundation, the University of Georgias Donald L. Hollowell Professorship Endorsement Committee, and the University of Georgias Law School Alumni Counsel. She is also a philanthropic partner with Cool Girls and Jane Fonda's Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP).

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