Meet our Leadership


Chris Parton

President, Institutional Partner Business Development

Chris Parton leads BARBRI’s relationship management and business development with law schools, law firms and other institutional partners. In this role, Chris is singularly focused on working with the businesses that BARBRI partners with to help them achieve their legal education goals utilizing the full suite of legal learning offerings provided by BARBRI.

Chris’s commitment to legal education goes back to when he was a student at The University of Texas School of Law and was employed by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. After law school, Chris held leadership roles in Sales, Account Management, Marketing, Content and Product Development for Thomson Reuters. Chris also served as the General Manager of the law school division for several years before leading the process to divest the business.

Chris was named CEO of West Academic after the sale in 2013 and successfully led the business as a standalone entity for nine years until December of 2021 when West Academic joined the BARBRI family.

Chris earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and his B.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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