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Kris R Parker

Criminal defense Attorney at Dunedin, FL

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Kris Parker

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 15 years
    Virginia - VA 10 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2013
    Withdrawn No misconduct found

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

About Kris

Learn Kris’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former criminal prosecutor in Pinellas/Pasco counties. I now represent those who are facing criminal misdemeanor and felony charges. I will also be happy to represent clients for traffic citations, including speeding tickets.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    As a former prosecutor, I've numerous DUI cases from inception to jury verdict. Today, I aggressively defend these cases by dissecting the state's evidence and carefully examining the law.

    18 years

  3. Family
    We work with families to fight for a fair and equitable result on behalf of our clients.

    11 years

  4. Personal injury
    We represent individuals who were injured by no fault of their own. We first try to settle the matter if possible to get a satisfactory outcome; however we are more than willing to take every case to a jury trial when necessary.

    11 years

  5. Election campaigns and political law
    I work with candidates to craft a campaign plan that involves messaging, fundraising, political outreach, constituent outreach, and GOTV. I will also work with the candidate in managing the campaign and addressing any legal issues that may arise.

    21 years

Kris Parker is a former Florida prosecutor in the Sixth Circuit (Pinellas & Pasco) and is now an experienced criminal defense attorney representing clients in all areas including DUI, battery, drug charges, theft, fraud, sex cases, violation of probation, weapons charges, record expungement and sealing. He is a fierce advocate of his clients' rights. 

Kris became a member of the Florida Bar in 2008 and is a graduate of Marshall University and Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was member of its award-winning moot court team. After graduation, Kris worked as a staff attorney for the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and assisted domestic violence victims in securing domestic violence injunctions and stalking injunctions.

In 2009, Kris was hired as an Assistant State Attorney with Florida's Sixth Judicial Circuit which is located in the Clearwater/Saint Petersburg area. As a state prosecutor, Kris tried 42 criminal jury trials, hundreds of evidentiary motions, and a handful of appeals. Kris prosecuted cases in a number of felony and misdemeanors areas including, but not limited to: DUI, domestic violence, sex crimes, fraud, drug possession and drug trafficking, theft crimes, weapons charges, consumer protection cases, and obstruction.

After leaving the State Attorney's Office, Kris relocated to the metro Washington, DC area where he was hired as corporate counsel for a large information technology firm. He was admitted to practice in Virginia as corporate counsel and managed all of the companies outside litigation, drafted contracts with partners and clients, and handled all areas of government compliance.

In addition to his legal practice, Kris also has many years of experience in political campaigning. He has been hired and served on multiple presidential campaigns in Florida and has managed various local campaigns in Florida and West Virginia. Kris served as Student Body President at Marshall University and has even published a book titled “Campus Campaigns; Winning Student Political Office” which can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites.

When not practicing law, Kris is very active in the community. He is a small business owner, President of the Clearwater Bar Foundation, President of the Marshall University Alumni Associaion in Tampa Bay, and a former High School Football Official in Pinellas/Pasco counties. Kris is married to Raquel Parker and they have two young boys, Franklin and Caleb. 

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Hendry & Parker, P.A.
1004 Broadway
Dunedin, FL, 34698

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Posted by Alexandra & Laroni Gallishaw | May 23, 2023
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Best Lawyer in the Area
Kris has been a blessing to our home even when it did not look to good he was there to uplift us and help us in every way possible. He is amazing and he will fight for what is right. He is professional, knowledgeable and communicates effectively. He is trustworthy and informs you to know what to expect before your case begins. Kris works to get you the best possible outcome. Our family was trully blessed with him. Thank you Kris .... Alexandra & Laroni Gallishaw
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Posted by Treble | May 27, 2021
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I was referred to the Law Offices of Hendry and Parker back in November of 2020 after being battered by Pinellas County Sheriff Lt. Forcade who lied on his arrest report. All charges have been dropped by the States Attorney's office after Attorney Kris Parker's diligent work obtaining key testimony from witnesses and video evidence of the incident. I am grateful for the work he put into my case.
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 21, 2020
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Great Service
I had a wonderful experience with this firm. They were responsive and thorough; their prices are fair; they helped me to dial down the drama and the upset about my case and helped me calmly go through the process... and went on to WIN. I walked into the courtroom scared and nervous, and I walked out crying tears of happiness and gratitude. I would highly recommend Hendry & Parker to anyone who needs a good legal referral.
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Posted by Darcy | January 10, 2020
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Great guys!
I had a bad thing happen, but these guys really took care of me. They helped me learn about the law and always felt I was in good hands. Thanks, Don & Kris!!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I worked with Kris on my case that could have turned out very bad for me. He was very diligent to attend every hearing for me and worked with the States Attorney to come to a much better result than I could have done on my own. He was gracious to make sure I was assured every step of the way that he had this ! I did not even have to appear before the Judge at all. I would (and do) highly recommend Kris to everyone that I speak to about legal matters.
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Posted by Georgia | April 30, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
When my son needed a criminal defense attorney we were referred to Kris Parker by our family attorney. We hired him to defend my son. Not once did I doubt his ability to help us during a really scary time in our lives. My son was charged with 3 felonies and a misdemeanor facing 15 years and thanks to Kris, all charges have been dismissed. I’m so thankful for Kris Parker and the work he did to help my son. Which in turn has helped my son have a positive plan for his future.
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Posted by Thomas | June 25, 2018
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I recommed attorney Kris Parker
My experience dealing with Kris was favorable. He was realistic, did what he said he was going to, he was available and followed up in timely fashion. Im am very pleased with my legal outcome becoming achieved via Kris.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Kris is experienced, competent, and professional. I was very pleased with his services.
Posted by Gary | January 4, 2018
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Review for Kris Parker
Kris was able to successfully help me out of two serious charges by enrolling me into a PTI program. He was always available by phone and email, answered any questions I had and monitored my progress. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a competent and hard working attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2017
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Great experience!
Kris is a strong but kind lawyer. He won my case and he made me feel at ease through the whole process. He was always just a phone call away and never made me wait for a response. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I would hire him again! Highly recommended.
Posted by Nathan | October 17, 2017
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Amazing Attorney! Got the job done right!
I really enjoyed working with Kris, considering the circumstances. He has honest and upfront, easy to communicate with and clear on what to expect. I couldn't be happier with him and his service through the entire process! He got me exactly what I wanted and did so in a stress free manner! He was always easy to get in touch with and answered my questions quickly!
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Posted by John | June 23, 2017
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Straight up, clear and responsible
Kris helped me set up a LLC - he had good advice that he shared and was very up-front on costs and quick to execute. He is smart, responsible and trustworthy. I would not hesitate to use him for additional work. I know that setting up a LLC isn't as challenging or life altering as some of his other work, but it is a microcosm of how he conducts his business, so it's heartening to know he'll take care of your needs, big or small, with quiet professionalism.
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Posted by Chris | June 23, 2017
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Kris parker an excellent attorney
He was very professional. He truely cares about his clients. He has connections due to the many different legal venues he has worked. He is a vigorous defender. He saved my bacon. I would definitely hire or recomend him to someone else.
Posted by Massiel | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Kris Parker to be my attorney because I was getting charged with a domestic battery he was very honest I would highly recommend him because he got my case dropped so nothing is on my record. He always answered any questions I had he would always answer his phone if not he would always call me back that same day. Very blessed for what he did for me.
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Posted by Michael | April 20, 2016
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Kris really helped me throw a restraining order hearing
Kris spoke with me over the phone the same day I contacted him for help. He personally went over my entire case with me and gave his personal contact information to send documents and statements to. He went through all of my evidence and documents, and called me back before my trial to go over a strategy with me and prepare me for what to expect during a hearing. He gave me advice on how to dress for court, how early to be, and how to handle any situations that may have arisen in the meantime. He met me at court before my trial, went over the strategy one last time, reviewed all of the original copies of all of my documents, and walked with me into the court room. When we realized that my accuser hadn't shown up to court at all, Kris approached the clerk, had our case moved to the top of the docket, and after the judge explained the rules of how restraining order cases go in his court, called us up first, called out multiple times for my accuser to appear, and she did not, Kris moved to dismiss and the matter was over right away. Even though the ending of my case is a bit dull, it doesn't matter. I'd hire Kris again in a heartbeat! He was very informative, good at keeping me calm through the stress and anxiety of the situation, and was able to help me develop a winning strategy in case the two of us would've had to confront my accuser that day. Kris is an awesome lawyer! I have many copies of his card that I'll give out to anyone who needs a lawyer and I can keep one on my person and his number on speed dial in my cell just in case anything like that ever happens to me again! I'd call him before talking to anyone else about a legal matter, whether civil or criminal!!!
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Posted by Michael | May 1, 2020
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Optimistic from the Start and Then...
Meeting with Kris I felt confident that he could handle my legal matter. I was optimistic at the start during our consultation. After he was paid weeks went by without hearing a thing. I finally emailed him for a status. What I got in return was a "report" that he composed about a week before I emailed him and hadn't sent it or let me know that he had wrote it. The content of the report was basically reasons he couldn't resolve my matter. The job didn't get done... but he kept the $900 he charged me! Very disappointed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kris Parker, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Musca Law
  • 2016 - 2017
  • State Legislative Director
  • Everytown
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Corporate Counsel
  • MicroTechnologies, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Regional Field Director
  • Organizing for America
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Staff Attorney
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Marshall University Graduate College
  • Not attained
  • 2003
  • Marshall University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Warth
  • Not Guilty after jury trial.
  • State v. R. Ivery
  • Not guilty
  • State v. Outland
  • No criminal charges, client released.
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  • West Pasco Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Downtown Dunedin Merchant's Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Marriage Ministries
  • Ordained Minister
  • 2019 - Present
  • Resource Development Committee (arm of the Clearwater Bar Foundation)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • The Dunedin Union of Distinguished Barristers
  • Dignified Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Sunshine Football Officials Association
  • Football Official
  • 2018 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Marshall University Alumni Association - Tampa Bay Chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Oyster Roast Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Marshall University National Alumni Board
  • Tampa Bay Chapter President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Fishing Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
  • Youth Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Marshall University Student Government Association
  • Student Body President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Coastal Law Review
  • Awarded Best Advocate in Legal Writing II
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • MU Student Programming Board
  • 2002
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • President's Community Service Award
  • 2001
  • Brother of the Year
  • Alpha Sigma Phi - Beta Delta
  • 2000
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  • Florida Coastal Law Review
  • Awarded Best Advocate in Legal Writing II
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Chapter Education Meeting - Alpha Sigma Phi at University of South Florida
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2016
  • Monthly Meeting - Pinellas County Democratic Party
  • Gun Legislation in the US
  • 2015
  • Everytown Community Meeting
  • Gun Laws in Florida
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Kris
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kris is extremely knowledgeable and seeks to serve his clients interests at all times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kris for many years. He is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who fights hard for his clients and knows how the system works."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse Kris as he always fights hard for his clients and usually ends up with a great result. He is dependable, personable and is a heck of a litigator. If you're looking for an attorney to go the distance in your case, give Kris a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Parker on various occasions and have found him to be responsive, cordial, and professional. Clients are in good hands when retaining Mr. Parker as their attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Parker knows what it takes to get cases settled out of Court but isn't afraid to take a case to trial if the client desires it and justice requires it. I refer Kris many of my own clients and they've been unanimously happy with his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kris is a highly motivated and conscientious attorney for his clients and shows great attention to detail in always seeking the best results for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kris is a great lawyer and he gets results. I've seen him in numerous trials. His courtroom skills are first-rate and juries absolutely love him. Kris is strong and smart, but at also personable, which sets him apart."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Kris at the State Attorneys Office. He was known around the office for being one of the best trial attorneys we had. Anyone involved in a criminal defense / DUI / family law situation should strongly consider Kris."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kris Parker for many years. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of criminal defense as well as DUI/DWI defense. He is very honest and respectful with his clients. He does not promise unrealistic results just to sign up clients. I would recommend Mr. Parker without hesitation."
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Dunedin Criminal defense Lawyer Kris R Parker
Kris R Parker
Criminal defense Attorney
Dunedin, FL
Licensed for 15 years
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