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James Robert Parrish

Car accident Attorney at Manassas, VA

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Automobile Accidents - It is an all too common misconception that the victims of automobile accidents do not need a lawyer. As the victim of an automobile accident, until you retain an attorney, the representatives of the insurance company know that they are dealing with someone who is not adequately prepared and thus they are unlikely to offer you fair compensation.

    25 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury

    25 years, 100 cases

  3. Motorcycle accident
    he drivers of automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles who intentionally, recklessly or carelessly hit a motorcyclist in most cases suffer very little, if any, harm themselves. Unfortunately, it's not the same for the motorcyclist who was hit. Motorcycle accidents many times result in catastrophic injuries to the people who were riding them.

    25 years, 200 cases

  4. Animal and dog bites

  5. Slip and fall accident

    25 years, 100 cases

The Parrish Law Firm was established by principal attorney James R. Parrish, who is a graduate of the University of Virginia, which is consistently ranked among the "Top Ten" law schools in the United States. He is also a former partner in one of the oldest trial law firms in Northern Virginia, whose members included one of the original judges of the Virginia Court of Appeals and three members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is widely recognized as the most select group of trial lawyers in the nation. 

Mr. Parrish is admitted to and regularly appears in the State and Federal Courts of Virginia. He also handles appellate matters before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Furthermore, Mr. Parrish has the honor of having been credited with filing a successful amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court. 

Corporations, businesses and law enforcement agencies frequently call upon Mr. Parrish for advice and to conduct seminars for their employees on various legal issues such as risk management.

Mr. Parrish is a resident of Gainesville, VA where he happily resides with his wife and 2 children.

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Posted by Erica | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I was injured in an auto accident and was unsure of what to do or how to even proceed. I had already incurred medical costs from the start and anticipating more due to my injuries decided to seek out an attorney. After reviewing several sites I came across The Parrish Law Firm and decided after reading more about him to reach out and schedule a consultation . He was very quick to respond and very informative about the law and what I was entitled to under the law. At the end of the conversation I knew he was the right attorney for me. He had years of experience not only fighting for clients injured but had prior experience on the other side for the insurance companies and knowing that I was certain he had more knowledge than any other attorney out there. His assistant Stephanie handled most of the paperwork part of the case and was on top of everything from start to finish. They were attentive and very responsive throughout the year and a half process and kept me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t be happier with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again should I ever end up in another unfortunate situation like this again.
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Posted by Molly | May 15, 2020
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Amazing Attorney - Efficient, thorough, dependable, and friendly
Mr. Parrish is an excellent attorney. He took on my case after I was hit by a car. He was very thorough in getting all of the details of the incident. He also was very upfront about the process, the fees I might incur, and he answered all of my questions. He was also very friendly, approachable, and a pleasure to speak with. If you want an attorney who will put in the time and effort to help you get the results you deserve, you should hire Mr. Parrish.
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Posted by Mary Jeanne | April 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional service and response
I reached out early Sunday morning and Jim called that same day. Great response! We needed someone who could help us navigate the insurance and legal steps related to my son's vehicle accident. Jim listened. Then he took time to walk us through the basics and the details of the myriad of insurance requests. Jim explained the different types of claims and advised what our next steps should be. He addressed the nuances related to our situation of being a small business owner and the related business aspects. Jim followed up to see if we have additional questions. We will definitely use Jim and highly recommend to anyone in need of someone who knows the law, knows the insurance world, and needs an advocate.
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Posted by Jimmy | April 27, 2020
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#1 lawyer
Mr Parrish an his firm were very Professional an very helpful on my case I’m very Gracious for everything they did for me on my case
Posted by Christine | April 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional
I consulted with Mr Parrish in regards to a legal matter at my place of employment. During my conversation with Mr. Parrish, he made sure he had all the necessary information to understand and be clear about my concerns. Jim was very knowledgeable and provided me with some great information. I would highly recommend his services, he was a pleasure to speak with and was very responsive to my emails.
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Posted by Carl S. | April 22, 2020
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Mr. Parrish Was There When I Needed Him Most!
James Parrish treated me with compassion and knowledge at a time that I needed it most. He was straight forward in his questions and his advise. I recommend James Parrish. You will conclude that this is what a lawyer should be.
Posted by Danielle | April 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I have reached out to Mr. Parrish on more than one occasioan for legal advice over the past few years. Most recently he responded almost immediately and within the hour he was able to provide me with a solution. Mr. Parrish is always quick to provide a professional and timely response and it is obvious that he truly cares about his clients and what he does.
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Posted by Roy | April 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and knowledgeable
I was able to seek advice from Mr. Parrish, he was very helpful and concerned about my well-being and case. Very much appreciated with all things currently happening around us all.
Posted by Bob | July 27, 2015
Car Accident Settlement Case with Parrish Law Firm
I was injured in the car accident and had to have a double-neck fusion as a result of the accident. In order to receive compensation to cover my medical expenses, which were significant, and due to having to deal with a total loss of my car and being out of work for about 5 weeks post-surgery I was forced to get a lawyer to represent my case. I was recommended to Jim Parrish and never regretted my decision once during the process. Jim was able to assist me with my case against her insurance company and we recently completed a settlement in my case and I am very satisfied with the results and to obtain a good level of closure for this accident that I did not cause. I would highly recommend the Parrish Law Firm if you have an injury from a car accident that you did not cause. Jim was very professional throughout my case and he kept me appraised of the status, my options and when decisions were required to bring my case to a conclusion.
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Posted by Wayne | June 29, 2015
I have never used an attorney for anything this was my first time I found him to be very professional, polite, and kept me well informed throughout my case and I was very pleased with the outcome . Thank you Mr. Parrish for all your hard work
Posted by Alexander | June 29, 2015
Mr. Parrish did a superb job throughout the litigation process. He was informative in every step of the way and prompt with responses to questions. Through the two year process his firm did all of the work necessary to bring my case to a suitable conclusion. His firm is very courteous, knowledgeable and I would highly recommend the Parish Law Firm to anyone looking for help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Litigation - Pedestrian Accident
After an accident where I was physically hit by a car, I needed help to settle a claim with the insurance company. After a year of trying to battle this on my own, James Parrish was able to settle the case and give me what I was entitled to after such a physically and emotionally traumatizing accident. I wish I had not wasted all my time and gone straight to him! He was extremely helpful and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I definitely recommend James Parrish.
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Posted by Sabrina | April 2, 2015
Litigation/Malpractice Suit
I contacted several local attorney's in the Northern VA after my doctor was negligent in prescribing medication to me that I was allergic to. Since I was very fortunate and did not suffer extensive damage or injury, or even death from this malpractice incident, it caused me enough pain and suffering not to mention time lost from work and co-pays, that I felt like the doctor should be held accountable. All of the attorneys responded that they would. To take my case because it was not big enough. All I can say is when you are the one going through it is EVERYTHING and consumes you wanting to get justice. Attorney Parrish responded that he would like to talk to me and after telling him my story, he said he would take the case. He was wonderful to talk to, very understanding, sympathetic, and seemed genuinely concerned, not your typical characteristics in most lawyers! He explained in detail how the process would work, what his fees were, and set clear expectations of what the possible outcome would be. He and his staff kept me apprised every step of the way, asking me what I would like to consent to when it came time for settlement, not just telling me what he wanted to consent to. I would highly recommend hiring him for any areas of law that he practices in.
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Posted by Linda | February 28, 2015
Car Accident Case - I highly recomend the Parrish Law Firm
Mr. Parrish, thank you so much for representing me. You were professional, efficient and definetly exceeded my expectations. Your staff kept me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and responsive to my inquiries. Your knowledge of the law was very impressive. I'm so glad I had you on my side and would highly recommend your firm to everyone. Thank you! LRN - Gainesville, VA
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Posted by Shanale | February 19, 2015
very satisfied
Very trustworthy, will go above and beyond to make sure you get all that is owed to you, plus more. Always kept me updated with the process and steps. Didn't break any promises made
Posted by Maritza | November 19, 2014
Car accident Body injury case solved!
I was referred to Mr. Parrish by a former attorney of mine. I needed help to settle a claim with an insurance company. Mr. Parrish took my case immediately and started working on it to make sure I got what was fair. He was able to obtain 10 times more of what I could have obtained on my own. I am very please with his service and recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer to settle an injury case. He also provided me with information as to how I could obtain more money for my injuries. Without his advice, I wouldn't have known all the money I could have been losing. He and his staff were always responsive to any questions I had and stayed on top of my case. I'm very pleased with his service. Thank you!
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Posted by Nassim | November 15, 2014
Look No Further!
Mr. Parrish managed to settle my personal injury case regarding a car accident in an amicable fashion and I am very pleased with the results. His fees were charged on contingency basis and were very reasonable, also he kept me updated regularly about the case status and clearly explained the process from day one. I found Mr. Parrish on Avvo, to me, the overall quality of his service is simply above and beyond, I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Touria | November 10, 2014
I Highly Recommend the Parrish Law Firm
The Parrish Law Firm helped me put things back together after a traumatic auto accident. Jim Parrish is sharp, compassionate and really cares. He takes your case seriously and is very attentive. His entire staff is top notch as well. I was very fortunate to work with Stephanie Ayala as my case manager. She was amazing and also very reassuring. My emails and phone calls were always answered promptly. I was never left guessing as to what was happening. I know Stephanie really cared about me. I highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2014
A litigation client
Jim Parrish and his staff are outstanding! Jim handled my case in a very professional manner. He was always reachable and responsive to all my questions and concerns. Throughout the entire case, Jim was able to reassure me of my situation. Jim demonstrated his technical expertise and was able to provide me with a very favorable outcome. I would highly recommend Jim Parrish.
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Posted by Daniel | September 30, 2014
The Parrish Law Firm and its principal, James R. Parrish
Jim Parrish's knowledge of the law, depth of experience, and a natural skill of assessing a situation and devising a strategy for success is impressive. He and his staff kept me well informed throughout a rather long proceeding, and impressed me favorably with their skill in advising me and explaining the law and their strategy in a way that a non-lawyer could understand. I strongly recommend this attorney and the Parrish Law Firm.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • The Parrish Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Snee, Dupray & Parrish, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Watt, Tieder and Hoffar
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • Weimer and Boyce
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • Slenker, Brandt, Jennings and Johnston
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe v. ESI Consulting
  • $5,000,000 Judgment
  • Laraqui v. EZ-Turn, Inc
  • $250,000 + interest and costs awarded to Plaintiff
  • Trinh v. Burt
  • $500,000 Settlement


  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Prince William County Board of Directors
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • American Excellence Award
  • Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers In Virginia
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • America's Premier Expert
  • America's Premier Experts
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim
  • Automobile Accidents and Insurance
  • 2013
  • Automobile Accident Training for the Paralegal
  • Personal Injury/Automobile Accidents
  • 2008
  • Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy
  • Criminal Justice
  • N/A
  • America's Premiere Experts
  • Personal Injury and Insurance Companies
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (34)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Parrish is an experienced and well respected personal injury attorney. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients. Outstanding person and lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"JIm is one of the hardest, most compassionate attorneys that I know."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Friend
"Jim is living proof that you don't have to be a schmuck to be a great lawyer. He knows the law and he knows the system. He gets great results for his clients - fast and efficiently. Jim used to work for the other side (the insurance guys) so he knows all the tricks they can pull and he protects his clients from them. You won't regret hiring Jim for your Injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Other
"I have known Jim Parrish for almost 5 years, first meeting him at a national conference. Every time I see him he impresses me with his knowledge of Virginia personal injury law and the way he truly cares about the people he represents. To Jim they are part of his family. If you are injured through no fault of your own, whether it is a car accident, dog bite or a premise liability case, do your self a favor and call Jim Parrish. You will get the best possible representation and the result you deserve!."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse James Parrish to any accident or injury victim seeking the highest quality legal representation. I consider him to be an expert on personal injury legal matters and he has significant skill and experience in handling these cases. James represents his clients with integrity and compassion and has a great track record of successful settlements and verdicts."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Parrish is exactly the type of attorney I'd hire for myself or my family. He's whip smart. And that's book and street smarts - which is what you want in a lawyer. He's hard-working. Cares about his clients. Is kind, but strong. You could not make a better choice to get you through a tough situation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Jim Parrish if you need a personal injury attorney. I've worked with and against him! He will do a great job for you. (Get his book - its free!)"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are injured and If you value being treated like a family member; if you appreciate someone who will shoot straight with you and not sugar coat your case; if having someone fight for what you deserve is important to you; then, you should be on the phone calling Jim Parrish--right now !"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"My experiences with James is that he is an extremely dedicated and skilled attorney. For Virginia residents he offers tremendous resources and information. If you are interviewing and evaluating lawyers in Virginia, James should be at the top of your list."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an insightful a first-rate attorney. He gives his clients all the information they need to full understand the process involved in the litigation of their cases. I have found James to be very effective. I would not hesitate to refer anyone injured in the Manassas, VA area to his firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Other
"How do you know which lawyer to trust? As a lawyer myself, I would start by suggesting you find an attorney that will look you in the eye and give you the truth. That is why I strongly encourage you to meet with Jim Parrish before you hire any other lawyer. And you do not have to take my word for it because simply meeting with Jim you will realize you have a lawyer that will answer your questions, communicate answers to your questions with respect, and give you honest answers. For all of these reasons, I would suggest that anyone looking for a personal injury attorney start by meeting with Jim."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a top notch lawyer representing the interest of people seriously injured in the Manassas, Virginia area. His dedication to his clients is evident in the great results he obtains for them. If you have been injured in the Manassas, Virgina area you should call The Parrish Law Firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James Parish is an excellent attorney and a nationally recognized lawyer leading in his field. He is a best selling author and ha appeared on all major television networks to discuss personal injury law and how his law firm is different from the rest. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to James's law firm."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Friend
"Jim Parrish has devoted his career to becoming a great trial lawyer. In addition, he has worked for insurance defense firms and understands how to use his insider knowledge for the benefits of his clients. If you are injured in Virginia, Jim Parrish is a great advocate to have on your side and I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is the type of attorney you want if you have been hurt in an automobile accident. He realizes he has one opportunity to get the maximum recovery possible. That mindset is what you want representing you in the court of law."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is a dynamic and aggressive personal injury lawyer serving Norther Virginia clients. He has a nationwide reputation for his work. You cannot go wrong by hiring his law firm."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jim Parrish to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. Jim and I are part of a nationally recognized group of lawyers dedicated to ensuring that our clients are provided with exceptional service and access to information that helps them to understand the injury claim process. Jim is a tenacious fighter for his clients and will work tirelessly for you!! I strongly suggest you hire Jim if you or your family needs an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Looking for a killer personal injury attorney? Look no further. James and his staff have the know how and drive to successfully handle your case, I'd be sure to see him before your opponent does."
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