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  Philip D. Parrish is  Board Certified in Civil Appeals  by the FBLS. He has over 250 published opinions in areas of the law ranging from admiralty to real estate litigation, copyright infringement, catastrophic personal injury, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, arbitration and insurance coverage.


 Mr. Parrish graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1982, Phi Beta Kappa, and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1985. He is admitted to practice before Florida State Courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal,  the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 70%
    31 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    31 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Roy D. Wasson

    Phil is the consummate professional. Judges regard him highly and he has all the qualities of an outstanding appellate attorney.


    Roy Wasson Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John H Hickey

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a great appellate and trial assistance counsel. He is scholarly, writes very well, and knows the law.


    John Hickey Admiralty and maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

7301 SW 57th Ct Ste 430
South Miami, FL, 33143-5324


FLMember in Good Standing198506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPhilip D. Parrish P.A.2001 - Present
PartnerRusso Parrish Appellate Firm2000 - 2001
PartnerStephens, Lynn, Klein & McNicholas1987 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Third DCA Historical SocietyTreasurer2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Franza v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.,772 F.3d 1225 ( 11th Cir. 2014)Successfully reversed. Case of first impression.
Casino Investment, Inc. v. Palm Springs Mile Asoc. LTD, 123 S0.3d 98( Fla 3d DCA 2013)Reversed
Wieder v. King Cole Condo. Ass'n., 109 So.3d 1196 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)Succesfully reversed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Randolph-Macon CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South East Admiralty Law InstituteStatus of Punitive Damages Folowing Atlantic Sounding v. Townsend2013
Third DCA Spring SeminarPreservation of Error2008