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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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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 75%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 8%
    18 years, 200 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 8%
    18 years, 250 cases
  4. Dog Bite: 5%
  5. Other: 4%
  6. More 



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Contact info

The Parrish Law Firm

9214 Center Street, 3rd Floor
Manassas, VA, 20110

The Parrish Law Firm—Fairfax Office

4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA, 22033-2893



VAAuthorized to practice law199803/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
American Excellence AwardSmall Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce2013
Top Lawyers In VirginiaThe Legal Network2013
America's Premier ExpertAmerica's Premier Experts2009
Pro Bono Law Firm of the YearFairfax Bar Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyThe Parrish Law Firm2004 - Present
AttorneySnee, Dupray & Parrish, PLLC1998 - 2004
ClerkWatt, Tieder and Hoffar1997 - 1997
ClerkWeimer and Boyce1996 - 1997
ClerkSlenker, Brandt, Jennings and Johnston1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Prince William County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
National Court Appointed Special Advocate AssociationPrince William County Board of Directors1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Laraqui v. EZ-Turn, Inc$250,000 + interest and costs awarded to Plaintiff
Jane Doe v. ESI Consulting$5,000,000 Judgment
Trinh v. Burt$500,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Shift HappensOverwhelming Desire: Differentiating Your Business in the Minds of Your Customers2009
How We Caught an Insurance Company Hiding EvidenceCaught in the Act2009
The Virginia Dog Bite BookThe Virginia Dog Bite Book2008
An Insider's Guide to Auto Accident Injury ClaimsThe Virginia Car Accident Guide2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of VirginiaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist ClaimAutomobile Accidents and Insurance2013
Automobile Accident Training for the ParalegalPersonal Injury/Automobile Accidents2008
Fairfax County Criminal Justice AcademyCriminal JusticeN/A
America's Premiere ExpertsPersonal Injury and Insurance CompaniesN/A