Darrel E. Parker

Mr. Darrel E. Parker
Court Executive Officer, Superior Court of Santa Barbara County

Current Term: 9/15/23 - 9/14/26
Membership: Advisory member appointed by Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero
Internal Committee: Technology Committee

Mr. Darrel E. Parker has served as the court executive officer of the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County since 2013. Prior to his current role, Mr. Parker served the same court as its assistant court executive officer from 1998 to 2013. He also served in various positions with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.

Mr. Parker has over 30 years of trial court experience. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, labor negotiations, emergency management, and data analytics. He has served on various Judicial Council committees and is currently a member of the Court Security Advisory Committee, Trial Court Facilities Modifications Advisory Committee, Executive Committee of the Court Executives Advisory Committee, chair of the Jury Administration and Management Subcommittee, and certified instructor with the Center for Judicial Education and Research and National Center for State Courts—Institute for Court Management.

Mr. Parker holds a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in court administration from the University of Southern California.