WILLIAM A. PARRY
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.