Our Attorneys


Stan graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Business Administration in 1972. After working in business for several years, he attended Washburn University School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1981. In1985 he completed the Trial Tactics and Techniques Institute sponsored by the Kansas College of Advocacy and Washburn University.
Prior to entering private practice in 1982, Stan served as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals. In 1999, he and Deanne Watts Hay founded Parker & Hay, LLP.

Stan’s practice concentrates primarily on insurance and professional liability defense litigation in the areas of lender liability, financial institution bonds, professional liability, employment law and UCC negotiable instruments law. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Kansas and Nebraska; the United States District Courts for the Districts of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Western District of Oklahoma; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits.

Stan is a member of the Topeka Bar Association and Kansas Bar Association. He has served on the Kansas Bar Association Professional Ethics Advisory Committee since 1984 and served as an adjunct professor with Washburn University from 1984 to 1988.



Deanne graduated from the University of Kansas School of Journalism in 1973 and from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1977. She was a staff member of the Kansas Law Review and was named to two honor societies: Order of the Coif, a law honorary, and Phi Kappa Phi, an interdisciplinary honorary.

Following an internship with the District Attorney of Shawnee County, Kansas, where she handled criminal trials, she went into private practice in 1977. In 1999, she and Stanley R. Parker founded Parker & Hay, LLP.

Deanne’s practice has primarily focused on the areas of employment discrimination, civil rights and the representation of state and local governments and government officials. She also undertakes financial institution litigation. She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, as well as the United States District Courts of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Western District of Missouri, and Eastern District of Wisconsin; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court.

Deanne is designated as a Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News and World Reports and Best Lawyers in America in the areas of employment law, management, and civil rights law. Deanne is also designated by Kansas-Missouri Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in civil defense litigation.

Deanne is a member of the Topeka Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association.