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Phaedra Parks

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Phaedra Parks stars in the hit Bravo reality series "Real Housewives of Atlanta," now in its ninth season and one of the network's highest rated shows. Parks is also a successful attorney, businesswoman, media personality, motivational speaker, author and social activist.As managing partner of The Parks Group, an Atlanta-based law firm, Parks practices law in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property rights and civil and criminal litigation. Her clients have included celebrities and high-profile individuals and she is actively involved in the Atlanta legal community. She has served as president of the Gate City Bar Association and on the advisory board of the American Bar Association. Parks has been an on-air legal analyst for media outlets including NBC, Fox, CNN, truTV, EXTRA and Entertainment Tonight and has been quoted on legal issues in dozens of publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and People.A passionate social activist, Parks is a tireless advocate for African-American boys. Through her nonprofit organization Save Our Sons she works with communities nationwide on the importance of positive male role models in the lives of black boys. She has spent time with the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others who have been victims of violence and unjustified killings. Parks is a regular fixture in Washington, D.C., where she works with members of Congress on implementing initiatives to provide opportunities for at-risk youth. Parks is also outspoken on civil rights issues and has gone to cities from Selma, Alabama to Flint, Michigan to fight social injustices.Parks is the author of the bestselling "Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to Be Nice, Work Hard, Look Pretty, Have Fun, and Never Have an Off Moment," which provides amusing and entertaining insight and tips on how to have all the charm, confidence and grace of a true Southern Belle. As a motivational speaker, Parks regularly travels around the country speaking to different groups about subjects ranging from business and law to personal growth and achieving success. Also a licensed funeral director, Parks is in the process of opening a funeral home in the greater Atlanta area.Parks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia as well as a degree in mortuary sciences from Jefferson State College. She is a Georgia native and currently lives in Atlanta with her two sons, Ayden and Dylan.

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Phaedra Parks -- 'Bomb' Suspect/Friend Ordered to Keep His Distance

Phaedra Parks
'Bomb' Suspect/Friend Ordered to Keep His Distance

It doesn't matter if Phaedra Parks is longtime pals with the guy accused of threatening her with a bomb ... a judge says he still has to stay away from her.  Terence Cook, best known as the… READ MORE >

Phaedra Parks -- 'Bomb' Suspect Not a Threat ... He Was Racially Profiled

Phaedra Parks
'Bomb' Suspect Not a Threat ... He Was Racially Profiled

Phaedra Parks is standing up for the rapper who got busted for threatening to blow up her office, and believes he was racially profiled by someone in her office building.  Phaedra tells… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- Bombing Suspect Is Former Client

Phaedra Parks
Bombing Suspect Is Former Client

Phaedra Parks has history with the man who allegedly threatened to blow up her law office, because she was once his manager and lawyer ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Terrence Cook -- aka… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- Targeted by Man Claiming to Have a Bomb

Phaedra Parks
Targeted by Man Claiming to Have a Bomb

A guy claiming he had a bomb strapped to his leg went looking for Phaedra Parks in her Atlanta office Thursday morning -- but he got the wrong building. Police evacuated the office building… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- Son's 6th Bday Bash ... Family's All Here Except ... (PHOTOS)

Phaedra Parks
Son's 6th Bday Bash Family's All Here Except ...

'RHOA' star Phaedra Parks put her broken marriage with Apollo Nida aside to make sure the entire family was together for their son Ayden's 'TMNT'-themed 6th birthday party, minus Apollo,… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Apollo Nida -- My Kids Shouldn't Be Around Me ... At Least for Now

Apollo Nida
My Kids Shouldn't Be Around Me ... At Least for Now

Apollo Nida isn't upset that his kids won't visit him in prison... fact is, he doesn't want them there. Apollo's been moved to a new facility and his children -- 2 year-old Dylan and 5 year-old… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago
Phaedra Parks -- My Kids Won't Spend Christmas In Prison

Phaedra Parks
My Kids Won't Spend Christmas In Prison

Phaedra Parks feels like Santa arrived earlier this year, because he's already given her kids a gift ... they won't have to go to prison this year to visit their dad. Phaedra's uneasy that… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Apollo Nida -- Thanks a Lot, Docs ... Can't See His Kids On Father’s Day

RHOA’s Apollo Nida
Thanks a Lot, Docs ... Can't See His Kids On Father’s Day

Apollo Nida had an extra sad Father’s Day, locked up in his federal prison cell ... without a single family visitor.  Apollo’s estranged wife, Phaedra Parks didn't bring… READ MORE >

- 430 days ago
'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks -- Hubby's in the Big House ... So I'm Selling Mine

'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks
Hubby's in the Big House So I'm Selling Mine

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks is way better with money than convicted hubby Apollo Nida ... she raked in major dough selling one of her Georgia homes.  Sources close to… READ MORE >

- 588 days ago
'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks -- Me and the Kids Are Going to the Big House for XMAS!

'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks
Me and the Kids Are Going To the Big House For XMAS!

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks says she's going to prison for the holidays, and she may be bringing her kids.Phaedra's hubby Apollo Nida is serving an 8 year sentence for… READ MORE >

- 616 days ago

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