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DAVID SCOTT PARNELL

Family Attorney at Troy, MI

4.8   18 reviews

also known as David Parnell, Dave Parnell


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About DAVID

Learn DAVID’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    65%
    Divorce, Custody & Parenting Time, Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Guardianships, Estate Planning

    11 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Weapons Charges, Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Charges, Criminal Appeals

    14 years

  3. Real estate
    10%
    Purchase Sale Agreements, Land Contract, Mortgages, Secured Assets

    10 years

  4. Business
    5%
    Small and Medium Size Business Start-Ups, Disputes between Businesses, Employment Disputes, Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Purchase-Sale Agreements, Corporate Organization, Contracts and Individuals Financial Planning for the Future, Wills, Trusts, NFA Trusts/GUN Trusts

    11 years

Goldman and Associates strive to get you the results you desire. We handle everything relating to family law, and our team has the best attorneys in Michigan. One of these amazing attorneys is David Parnell. Attorney David concentrates his practice in Family Law, Business, and Criminal Defense. He is accredited as a National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) Attorney and has been awarded by West Law Legal as a Super Lawyer from the years 2016-2021. Attorney David Parnell cares about his clients and makes sure they get the results they want.

Prior to working at Goldman & Associates Law Firm, he has spent time with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender, Michigan State Appellate Defenders Office (SADO), and private defense firms. He has practiced extensively in both United States Federal Courts on a National Level and Courts across the State of Michigan. David has represented both the Victim and the Accused; and as such, he possesses a unique perspective of both sides of the courtroom. David also works beyond the Trial Court, and into the Michigan Court of Appeals, and then on to the Michigan Supreme Court.

David has worked on many cases with the State Appellate Defender’s Office. Most notably by establishing new case law regarding an illegal search and seizure by the Oakland County Sheriff Department. David remains committed to his clients beyond the courtroom and makes sure that every issue is carefully examined and raised in the interest of his clients. David is an active member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC), Macomb Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, Metro Detroit Bar Association, and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM).

Education:

Western Michigan University – (Graduated Cum Laude)

Major in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Major in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Michigan State University – Juris Doctorate in Law

Licensed for 9 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact DAVID

Goldman & Associates Law Firm
3150 Livernois Rd Ste 335
Troy, MI, 48083

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Samantha | January 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend
David handled my record expungement. He was professional, took time to answer all my questions and make sure I was informed of any status updates. I would highly recommend David.
Posted by Bobbi jo | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ABOVE AND BEYOND DEDICATION
I called David in search of an attorney that i felt was going to understand and enpathize with mt situation. From the first phone call he showed confidence, compassion, and really let me explain my whole situation. He always kept me in the loop with everything and made sure i understood exactly what was going on at every second. My anxiety throughout this whole chapter of my life was relentless. I can honestly say that David noticed and reassured me EVERY PHONE CALL to just breathe and we were going to fight until the end. He did exactly that and more! He really takes a personal interests in his clients case's. I would and will hire him if ever i need an attorney. Im so blessed to have had him on my side through my entire case.
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Posted by Michael | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best defense lawyer
Attorney David Parnell just saved me for a second time. I had 2 old cases from before turning my life around. I was so worried what the outcome of both of these would be. Especially since there years old. David Parnell got 2 cases dismissed for me in 2 separate counties. I am very fortunate to know Mr. Parnell and I would recommended him ten out of ten times. If your doing the right thing and if your honest he will prove it to the judge and provide the best outcome.
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Posted by Tonya | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing Short of Excellent!
I've had to contact The Parnell firm on two separate occasions. I was being sued both times, I didn't know what to do, and I saw no way out. Each time they explained the law to me and told me not to worry. I worried anyway, as I thought they would have to perform a small miracle to get me out of the jam I was in. MIRACLE PERFORMED! both times. It may have been just another day’s work for them, but it meant the world to me. I really appreciate the time and effort that I know went into my cases. The process was smooth and went just as they said it would.
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Posted by MC | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
David fought long and hard for me, 6 months went by and he was still on the case, I almost felt guilty knowing how much work he put into it. We pulled out from under a rock with a favorable verdict that wasn’t only good for me legally, it was good for me personally. If I ever need have a legal bind, or if I come accross someone in a legal situation, I recommend David.
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Posted by Brian | December 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, fought for me and won
Dave is my attorney for life now. I thought I was buried in a case with false evidence but Dave got me out. He believed me and knew what to do.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you, David
David Parnell is a zealous advocate to his clients. He is a lawyer with a no nonsense approach to litigation, and he handles his matters with pride and devotion. I highly recommend Mr. Parnell and his practice.
Posted by Edward | April 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Debt Collection
I was in collection and could not make any reasonable arrangements with the creditor until I talked to David. In two days I had an acceptable arrangement that I thought was not possible. David was straight forward and kept me in the know. I would recommend David for legal conceal.
Response from DAVID PARNELL August 10, 2016
Thank you, it was great working with you again!
Posted by Edward | December 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical and Effective
Dave stopped an unethical bill collector from taking my money! Dave stood up for me, when he saw that someone was trying to take advantage of me by trying to collect on an outdated and excessive debt. I can sleep better now, Thank you Dave!
Response from DAVID PARNELL December 21, 2015
Thank you for your kind words, we strive to fight large corporations who use intimidation to scare consumers. It was great working with you!
Posted by Zachery | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great negotiator
Mr. Parnell is skilled at negotiating on his clients behalf. He was able to have my traffic citation reduced on my behalf as I was unable to be in court on the date specified. I would definitely have David represent me on any legal matter.
Response from DAVID PARNELL December 21, 2015
Thank you!
Posted by Carlos | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Professional & Trustworthy
Mr. Parnell is an attorney I have full confidence in to handle anything he is challenged with, he will find the best solution that suits your needs and always puts your issues first. He is confident and always on top of his game. I would recommend this attorney to anyone who wants to be treated like a number one client all the time. His speciality in debt collection really helped to improve my credit score and I was very thankful in the end.
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Response from DAVID PARNELL December 21, 2015
Thank you, it is important to us to take over our client's case and make sure they are up to date and relieved of any burden.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Compassionate Attorney
I hired Mr. Parnell and he was a great attorney, he took time to explain everything and was always available anytime I had questions. I would definitely hire him again, thank you for all of your help!!
Response from DAVID PARNELL August 28, 2015
Thank you!
Posted by Lacey Keller | August 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
David was great to work with! He took the time to explain everything to me and always ensures he followed up with new statuses or updates.
Response from DAVID PARNELL August 22, 2015
Thank you, I strive to provide all of my clients with prompt updates whenever their case status changes.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2015
A "top-notch attorney w/ a proven process that will generate the winning results!!!
My first experience with Mr. Parnell generated the "best case" – "winning results" any client facing two felony counts (Possession of Class 2 Controlled Substance & Bringing A Class 3 Controlled Substance (Contraband) into a jail) could so desire. - FINAL RESULT: BOTH COUNTS DISMISSED 100% WITHOUT EVEN GOING TO TRIAL! Mr. Parnell was always well-dressed, highly professional in and out of the courtroom and followed a well-defined, concise approach & process that produced the desired results we hoped to achieve. When I first met David he wanted to understand the incident from the very beginning. He took well written notes and asked a number of questions to make sure there were no mistakes, all before talking to the Prosecuting Attorney. David's ability to investigate the situation and gather the facts about the case were unbelievable. I could sense that he was not afraid to negotiate and aggressively communicate with Prosecuting Attorney's whatsoever, and that he wouldn't shy away from a trial if that was the direction we needed to pursue to obtain the desired result we wanted. Even after meeting David at the court he communicated with me via email and phone and invited me to his office to review the case in greater detail, to define a strategy containing potential outcomes and solutions, and to further gather evidence, knowledge and documentation to assist us in winning our case. David invested time and effort outside of the courtroom that made us successful inside the courtroom that ultimately led to our success and our victory. During our 4th scheduled visit to the court, after 3 prior adjournments by the Prosecuting Attorney in an effort to combat our strategy and gather more evidence, David presented our case to the Judge asking for resolution. David denied the Prosecutor's best offer, as well as the Prosecutor's request for yet another adjournment of our case. While David presented our case and supporting evidence to the judge he highlighted my innocence, even remembering details from our very first meeting several months back. He made it very clear to the Judge that we had provided more than enough supporting documentation, even more than what the Prosecutor asked for, and that the two felony counts should be dismissed since there were valid prescriptions on file. Furthermore, David made it known that any further delay by the Prosecutor was a detriment to my personal well-being and livelihood with my career. The Judge agreed with David 100% and issued the dismissals without hesitation. My experience with David was the absolute best experience I have ever had with any criminal situation. I will hire David again and I recommend anyone looking for results to hire him as well.
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Response from DAVID PARNELL March 19, 2015
Thank you for your kind words!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
Very Smart, Efficient, & Effective Legal Council
Mr. Parnell exemplifies all you'd expect out of the top 5% legal council in the US today. His ethical code is of the highest standard, and his ability to uniquely identify solutions continually help his clients. On one specific occasion, David had an opportunity to take the 'easier road traveled' when faced with a fair offer on a difficult case, but chose to work around the clock in order to benefit his client above expectations. He was very quick to respond, honest, and forthcoming on all information during our time together, and I would highly recommend him to any individuals that require the best outcome in their endeavors. It is unique to find someone with such high level of caliber in knowledge combined with the interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate clients on complex situations so better decisions can be made. I would recommend Mr. David Parnell without question or hesitation.
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Response from DAVID PARNELL March 23, 2015
Thank you!
Posted by Val | December 18, 2014
In case you ever need legal counsel or guidance, Dave is your guy
Dave helped me on several fronts and was very proactive on my case. My instance was two fold with traffic violations and also my insurance company was ripping me off. Was always there when I needed him and went above and beyond in service. He fought for my best interest, was honest and fair. I trusted him and would recommend him to anyone.
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Response from DAVID PARNELL March 23, 2015
Thank you Val, it was great working with you.
Posted by Jason | August 21, 2014
The Perfect Lawyer for Debt Collection Problems
Overall, I had a great experience with Mr. Parnell. I had a debt collector harassing me. The situation was getting out of control. I reached out to Mr. Parnell and he took control of the situation. He carefully explained to me what was happening with this Zombie Credit and walked me through my options. He fought for me and my situation reached a perfect resolution. I no longer have this Debt Collector bothering me. If you are having problems with a debt collector(s), I highly recommend giving David Parnell a call.
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Response from DAVID PARNELL March 19, 2015
We do our best to uphold and enforce the rights of our clients. Consumers are abused every day and the collector gets away with it. I am glad you decided to fight back. Thank you for your review
Posted by Tim | July 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Should a family law lawyer be trustworthy and responsive - apparently David does not think so.
Hiring this lawyer was a terrible experience. I had a post judgment order (divorce) in which the opposing party was subject to sanctions including possible fines and jail time for not following the order signed by the judge. After checking the State Bar Association website and consulting with other lawyers about recommendations of a trustworthy and responsive lawyer, did I finally found David. His reviews were stellar and after completing a free consult with him, I felt good about retaining his services. Bad mistake! You see, once you retain him, there is no direct phone number to contact him, only email. When you email him, he fails to get back with you in a timely manner. When you send him extensive emails that includes items he requested in intake, or other important matters used in your case, he responds with one or two sentence email replies - replies that don’t even acknowledge that he read them. Also, when he calls you unscheduled, from a one way phone number, meaning you can’t call him back, he doesn’t recall key points in your case or like your court date or when your motion was filed. Worst part in court, he’s untrustworthy. For what it is worth, David fails to keep his client's reasonable informed of the status of their matters. David fails to comply promptly with reasonable requests for information. David changes email dates to match his failure to promptly provide reasonable requests. David fails to protect his client interest upon termination of representation. Speaking objectively, if 3 occurrences make a person untrustworthy, then David has exceeded that number. In my opinion, David is not a trustworthy and responsive lawyer and should look elsewhere.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • GOLDMAN & ASSOCIATES
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • THE PARNELL FIRM
  • 2013 - 2021

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Western Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Sam Spade, et al vs. Veterans Home Care, LLC, and Veterans Home Care of Michigan
  • Class Action Certified
  • Munger et al vs. Financial Credit Services, Inc.
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Munger, et. al. v Resurgent Capital Services, & First National Collection Bureau
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • American Community for Civil Rights
  • Trustee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Community for Civil Rights
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • High Stakes Litigator
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Consumer Advocate
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2014
  • Jurisprudence Award
  • Dr. Clark Johnson of Michigan State College of Law
  • 2012
  • Cum Laude
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Detroit Lawyers Pllc
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Bankruptcy- How to Preserve Claims
  • 2015
  • WCPL Class
  • CPL Weapons Rights
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse DAVID
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an extremely intelligent, driven and focused attorney who fights to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David takes the time and care to ensure his clients are protected in times of need. He is not afraid to fight the debt-collection industry and stand up for what is right. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Parnell is a fantastic attorney who has a strong reputation for protecting consumer rights. I never hesitate to send a client his way as I know they're in experience hands."
Debt settlement Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Parnell's reputation for helping the little guy is outstanding. I've been impressed with his credentials and his reputation is known in the community as a competent attorney. I highly recommend David Parnell."
Debt settlement Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Parnell is a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney who gets results. I especially endorse his skills in relating to consumer protection actions, his knowledge of this area of the law is excellent."
Credit card fraud Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is an excellent consumer rights advocate. He is dedicated to defending his clients against large banks and junk debt buyers. I endorse this lawyer."
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Debt collection
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