Elizabeth Zelinka Parsons


“What sets Elizabeth apart is the way she combines analysis and creativity. She synthesizes information into options for implementation that would not surface without her guidance.”

Elizabeth Zelinka Parsons has worked with law firms and individual lawyers in the areas of professional development and transition for two decades. After a rewarding legal career at Milbank, Elizabeth built a national consulting firm, assisting AmLaw 100 firms with a variety of talent-related needs.

Recognizing a deeper need for transition support in the legal industry, Elizabeth designed the methodologies underlying Encoraco’s program offerings, which have been validated by industry experts, as well as many satisfied participants. She and her husband, David Parsons, frequently speak and consult to AmLaw 100 firms in the areas of succession planning and partner retirement and work together on other customized talent solutions for professional services firms.

Elizabeth received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, and her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude, from James Madison University.

Elizabeth lives with her husband, David Parsons and is a published author, an active member of her community, and a Board Certified Coach.