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Eve A. Parnell

Eve A. Parnell joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1990. For over 30 years, her practice has emphasized education law in work for public schools and educational institutions across the state of Arizona. Complementing her practice in public education law is her work in the related areas of special education, disability, employment, and constitutional law. In addition to daily advice to school representatives, this practice involves representation on contracts, personnel matters, student and teacher rights, policy, and matters involving the EEOC, the Office of Civil Rights, and the Arizona Department of Education. Eve graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, received her teacher certification from the state of Vermont, and received an M.S. in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.


Areas of Expertise 

  • personnel matters
  • student and teacher rights
  • special education and disability law
  • school policy
  • contracts



  • 1984: University of Virginia (J.D.) — Member, Virginia Journal of Natural Resources Law
  • 1977: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts (M.S. in Zoology)
  • 1975: Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont (B.A.) — Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


Bar Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona


About Eve

  • Loves hiking in the mountains of the Northwest
  • Grew up on the Atlantic coast, and still misses the beach
  • Well known for her homemade brownies


Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Coconino County Bar Association
  • National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Arizona School Board Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Arizona Bar Foundation (founding fellow)
  • Volunteer for Flagstaff Project Connect
  • Frequent blood donor
  • Former Board member, Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool, and Flagstaff Children’s Museum