Vanita Parker Begins Term as 2021 Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President
Attorney Vanita Budhrani Parker was voted in by peers as president of the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (3CDLA) on April 1. Founded in 1995, 3CDLA serves as the voluntary professional organization for more than 80 lawyers.
“Vanita leads by example, and the high ethical standards and professionalism she has shown throughout her career will inspire everyone in the organization” said Jeremy Rosenthal.
Practicing criminal law for over 20 years, Vanita is a first-generation Indian attorney that handles cases in Collin and Dallas County. During her time at the Dallas DA’s office, Vanita created the Mental Health Division where she prosecuted mentally ill defendants. With Vanita’s leadership, this new division focused on mental health services and engaging clients to see doctors and remain on medication allowing them to avoid jail time.
Since joining Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian, Vanita continues to spend her time defending clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to Capital Murder. She focuses on defending clients diagnosed with mental illnesses or impairments and works with mental health providers and doctors to ensure that her clients are getting the treatment they need.
Vanita served as President Elect of 3CDLA in 2020 and has served on the board since 2016. She was also recognized by D Magazine on the 2021 Best Lawyers list.