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Nationally-recognized expert on legal matters 

Posted: 5/18/2017

Don T. O’Bannon has been appointed to the Parkland Health & Hospital System Board of Managers. He was appointed by Commissioner John Wiley Price and replaces Marvin Earle who had served on the Board since 2015.

O’Bannon is in private practice in the Law Office of Don T. O’Bannon, P.C. He has served as Of Counsel with the Dallas law firms of Bryan Cave, LLP, and Perkins Coie, LLP, where he specialized in representing private individuals, companies and governmental entities. O’Bannon was also formerly with Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox and Bell, Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. His areas of practice included civil litigation and counseling in the affirmative action, commercial paper, employment discrimination, trademark, product liability, personal injury and contracts.

He is a nationally-recognized expert on legal matters involving federal AC/DBE regulations, federal and state procurement laws, construction, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the judicial standards for race and gender conscious measure.

“We welcome Mr. O’Bannon and hope, like me, he finds that serving on the Parkland Board of Managers is both an honor and a privilege,” said Winfred Parnell, MD, chair of Parkland’s Board of Managers. “Parkland plays a critical role in the health of this community and it is an enormous responsibility to help guide the organization, especially during these times of uncertainty in the healthcare industry.”

O’Bannon received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and was formerly admitted before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

He has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Board of the Airport Minority Advisory Council where he was immediate past chair. He has been recognized with national and local awards for his service to the minority and women-owned business community. O’Bannon is a former member of the board of Nova Academy and also served on the state of Texas Council of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

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