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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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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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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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||06/20/2016|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superb Rating 10+||Avvo.com||2010|
|Tampa Bay Top Lawyer||Tampa Bay Magazine, July/August 2010 Issue||2010|
|AV Rated Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Hindman Award for Excellence in Criminal Law||Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2001|
|Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer||Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||1994|
|Licensed to Practice||United States Supreme Court||1990|
|Licensed to practice||United States District Court, Middle District of Florida||1986|
|Partner||Bauer Crider Pellegrino & Parry, P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Chief Assistant Public Defender||Pinellas County Public Defender's Office||1990 - 1997|
|Assistant Public Defender||Pinellas County Public Defender's Office||1985 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors, Member||1998 - Present|
|Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Clearwater Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Sigma Alpha Epsilon||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association Board Certification Committee for Criminal Trial & Appellate Practice||Chairman||1998 - 2000|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committee||Chairman||1990 - 1992|
|State v. Joaquin Martinez||Found Not Guilty on all counts|
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|Defending a Capital Case in Florida||Defending a Capital Case in Florida, Editor||2007|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Florida Southern College||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|Life Over Death Annual Conferences||CLE Seminar - Jury Duty||2008|
|Life Over Death Annual Conferences||CLE Seminar - Death Penalty Litigation||2006|
|Life Over Death Annual Conferences||CLE Seminar - Closing Arguments||2005|
|Court TV||Featured Case||2000|
|Guest Lecturer, Stetson College of Law||Evidence & Criminal Procedure||1997|