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William Andrew Parry

also known as Bill, Parry or Perry

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Criminal Defense/DUI Attorney 

J.D., San Joaquin College of Law, Law Review, 1998
B.A. English, California State University, Fresno, magna cum laude, 1995 

A lifelong Valley resident and native of Lemoore, William “Bill” Parry is the managing partner of the Hanford Office of the Fresno based Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation. The firm boasts over 100 years of combined criminal defense experience in California and the Valley.   

Bill graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1995, magna cum laude, where he participated in ‘London Semester ’94.’ Immediately after graduation, he entered local San Joaquin College of Law.  While at SJCL Bill was a member of the student bar, and a two-time winner of the Leon S. Peters Leadership Award.  Upon graduating as a member of the Law Review from SJCL in 1998, Bill worked from 1998-2001 as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of Visalia, and Visalia Police Department.  He also worked from 1999 to 2001 as a criminal defense litigator with the Kapetan Brothers Law Firm.  From 2001-2013 Bill was a litigator in the Hanford and Sacramento based firm of Kahn, Soares & Conway. 

Bill continues to serve his community in numerous ways, including serving as a member of the board of directors for the Kings County Fair since 2003, initially being appointed by California Governor Davis, and later reappointed to the board by Governor Schwarzenegger.  Since 2005 Bill has continuously served on the board of directors for the Lemoore High School Foundation for Educational Excellence, which supports and services numerous scholarships and academic programs for students of Lemoore High School, his alma mater.  Bill is a member of  the Kings County Bar Association, where he served four consecutive terms as that body’s President.  Bill is also a board member of the non-profit organization ‘AmeriCymru,’ the Nation’s largest Welsh-American association. Bill also serves on the board of directors for the Kings County chapter of the United Way.  In 2011, Bill was inducted in to the Lemoore High School Hall of Fame, based upon his professional achievements and numerous community service endeavors.  In 2011, Bill was honored by Fresno State, being named as one of the "100 Most Distinguished Alumni" from the Arts and Humanities Dept., in the school's 100 year history.  Bill also sits on the Board of Directors for Fresno State's Advisory Board.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    16 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    16 years



Hourly ($275-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David M Moeck

    Bill is an exceptional results oriented lawyer that isn't happy until he has exhausted all possible defenses for his clients. I have personally seen him "pull rabbits out of a hat" in deals he's secured for his clients. His tireless advocacy has earned him an exceptional reputation with judges and lawyers throughout Kings, Tulare, Kern and Fresno Counties.


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  • Jonathan Eaton Rooker

    Bill conducts himself with class in the courtroom, and always maintains a high degree of professionalism. His education and experience combines with his good common to provide his clients with excellent services and real results.


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Contact info

Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation

113 Court Street
Suite 209
Hanford, CA, 93230


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Criminal Defense AttorneyNewsweek2012
Hall of Fame InducteeLemoore High School2011
Top 100 "Distinguished Alumni"California Sate University, Fresno2010
Leon S. Peters Leadership AwardSan Joaquin College of Law1998
Leon S. Peters Leadership AwardSan Joaquin College of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderHammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation2013 - Present
AttorneyKahn, Soares & Conway, LLP2001 - 2013
AttorneyKapetan & Kapetan1999 - 2001
Adminstrative Hearing OfficerCity of Visalia1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lemoore Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2014 - Present
United Way, Kings CountyBoard of Directors2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
CSU Fresno Advisory BoardBoard Member - Arts and Humanities Dept.2011 - Present
AmeriCymruBoard Member2009 - Present
Lemoore Foundation for Educational ExcellenceBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Kings County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2009
Lemoore High School Foundation BoardVice President2005 - Present
Kings County FairBoard of Directors2003 - Present
Kings County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - 2008
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Russell C.Attemtped Murder/Rape Charges - DISMISSED
People v. Allan C.Dismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hammerschmidt Broughton NewsletterU.S. Supreme Court: The Right To Remain Silent Is Not Automatic2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Joaquin College of LawLawJD - Law Review1998
California State University, FresnoEnglish LiteratureBA - Magna Cum Laude1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest LecturerCriminal Justice2014
CSU, Fresno Centenial Celebration"Distinguished Alumni" Seminar Panelist2010
Legal Ethics Seminar - Heald College, Parallegal ProgramHeald College, Fresno, CA2009