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Good people make mistakes.  Some mistakes involve the law, and that's where I step in.  I am committed to helping those who need legal defense in all circumstances and that's why I've been exclusively representing those charged with criminal offenses since the day I left law school.  As a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer in Florida (a distinction held by only 1% of all Florida attorneys), I represent cases throughout the State of Florida, primarily throughout the Tampa Bay area, Central and south Florida.


I enjoy speaking at state and national conferences in order to teach and learn from other criminal attorneys.  While serving as Editor of "Defending a Capital Case in Florida" for 10 years, my experience and understanding of criminal case law has allowed me to best serve my clients throughout the State of Florida.  I have taught Certified Legal Education seminars at state conferences regarding criminal defense law, jury selection, and death penalty litigation. 


I've been  married to my college sweetheart for 29 years and we have four children in high school and college.  In my spare time, I enjoy golf, playing trumpet, and traveling with my family. I grew up in upstate New York and Cape Coral, Florida and prefer the sun over the snow!


Whatever situation you may find yourself currently facing, allow me to help you decode the confusion and provide you with a defense built on my experience, integrity, and reputation.






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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    31 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    31 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Angela Zervos

    I endorse this lawyer whole heartedly. Mr. Parry is one of the finest criminal trial lawyers I have had the easier of knowing and working with, early in my legal career. He is highly respected in the legal community.


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  • Rick Dalan

    I have known David Parry for over 25 years. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has been board certified in criminal law for many years and is as equally skilled at defending a murder case as a DUI. I would never hesitate to refer someone with criminal charges to David. Rick Dalan - Dalan, Katz & Siegel, P.L.


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Contact info

Bauer Crider Pellegrino & Parry, P.A.

102 W. Whiting
Suite 501
Tampa, FL, 33602-5140


FLMember in Good Standing198506/20/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2010


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superb Rating 10+Avvo.com2010
Tampa Bay Top LawyerTampa Bay Magazine, July/August 2010 Issue2010
AV Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2004
Hindman Award for Excellence in Criminal LawPinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2001
Board Certified Criminal Trial LawyerFlorida Bar, Criminal Law Section1994
Licensed to PracticeUnited States Supreme Court1990
Licensed to practiceUnited States District Court, Middle District of Florida1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBauer Crider Pellegrino & Parry, P.A.2001 - Present
Chief Assistant Public DefenderPinellas County Public Defender's Office1990 - 1997
Assistant Public DefenderPinellas County Public Defender's Office1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1998 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors, Member1998 - Present
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Pinellas County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Clearwater Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Sigma Alpha EpsilonN/AN/A
Florida Bar Association Board Certification Committee for Criminal Trial & Appellate PracticeChairman1998 - 2000
Florida Bar, Grievance CommitteeChairman1990 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Joaquin MartinezFound Not Guilty on all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defending a Capital Case in FloridaDefending a Capital Case in Florida, Editor2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Florida Southern CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Life Over Death Annual ConferencesCLE Seminar - Jury Duty2008
Life Over Death Annual ConferencesCLE Seminar - Death Penalty Litigation2006
Life Over Death Annual ConferencesCLE Seminar - Closing Arguments2005
Court TVFeatured Case2000
Guest Lecturer, Stetson College of LawEvidence & Criminal Procedure1997