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William Andrew Parry

Criminal defense Attorney at Hanford, CA

5.0   38 reviews

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All areas of State and Federal Criminal Defense, representing clients for all manner of felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions.

    23 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    23 years

  3. Expungement
    25%

    23 years

I am the ONLY exclusively Criminal Defense lawyer in Kings County.  I've been fighting for my clients since 1999. FREE CONSULTATIONS 559-904-7530, because bad things happen to good people. DUI, Expungements, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Juvenile, Traffic.

A lifelong Valley resident and native of Lemoore, William “Bill” Parry is the owner and founder of the William Parry Law Office. William has been achieving dismissals and excellent results for his clients since 1999 through hard work, quality customer service, and attention to detail.  He offers Free Consultations.   

Bill graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1995, magna cum laude, where he participated in ‘London Semester ’94.’ Immediately after graduation, he entered local San Joaquin College of Law.  While at SJCL Bill was a member of the student bar, and a two-time winner of the Leon S. Peters Leadership Award.  Upon graduating as a member of the Law Review from SJCL in 1998, Bill worked from 1998-2001 as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of Visalia, and Visalia Police Department.  He also worked from 1999 to 2001 as a criminal defense litigator with the Kapetan Brothers Law Firm.  From 2001-2013 Bill was a litigator in the Hanford and Sacramento based firm of Kahn, Soares & Conway. From 2013 to 2017, he was the managing shareholder of the Hanford office of the Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corp. 

Bill continues to serve his community in numerous ways, including serving as a member of the board of directors for the Kings County Fair since 2003, initially being appointed by California Governor Davis, and later reappointed to the board by Governor Schwarzenegger.  Since 2005 Bill has continuously served on the board of directors for the Lemoore High School Foundation for Educational Excellence, which supports and services numerous scholarships and academic programs for students of Lemoore High School, his alma mater.  Bill is a member of  the Kings County Bar Association, where he served four consecutive terms as that body’s President.  Bill is also a board member of the non-profit organization ‘AmeriCymru,’ the Nation’s largest Welsh-American association. He is the current president of the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  In 2011, Bill was inducted in to the Lemoore High School Hall of Fame, based upon his professional achievements and numerous community service endeavors.  In 2011, Bill was honored by Fresno State, being named as one of the "100 Most Distinguished Alumni" from the Arts and Humanities Dept., in the school's 100 year history.  Bill also sits on the Board of Directors for Fresno State's Advisory Board.

 

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Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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William Parry
802 N. Irwin Street, Suite 202
Hanford, CA, 93230

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Posted by Paul | September 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was in serious trouble while being innocent
As many Kings county residents already may know, the King's county DA's office was replete with incompetence, lazyness and corruption under the Keith Fagundes regime. Cases and charges were being filed that should not have been and had scores of innocent people on the hook for some serious felonies which could have potentially led to prison time. I unfortunately fell into a situation simmilar to the aforementioned. I made a bad choice in who to marry, and upon asking for a divorce, my ex wife decided to lie to the police with a bogus story which resulted in charges being filed that cost me my career and my home. The police report was horribly written, there was no thorough investigation and or even no follow up. It was my word against hers and the report was sent to the DA anyway. At the time I felt that someone would see through her lies and it be thrown out. Unfortunately, it was not and charges were filed. At this point I hired William " Bill " Parry. Let it be noted that it will be worth your while to hire a good private investigator to do his due diligence in fact finding to accurately dispell the charges against you which in turn gives your lawyer ammunition to fight for you. What proceeded was two and a half years of hell and a fever pitch effort in rebuilding my life. Eventually three felonies were dismissed and I was allowed to move on with my life. Although I won, but at great cost. But definitely worth my freedom and my ability to move on with my life without restriction whatsoever. Heed this advice........hire a good investigator, and a good attorney like Bill Parry who knows who the major players are in this sea of characters and legalities to help you through this.
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Posted by Bill | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always willing to go the extra mile
Mr Parry represented me well concerning a sensitive issue that I was innocent. Unfortunately it was one of those situations that was a gray area and I likely would have been found guilty by a jury. I pled no-contest and with Mr. Parry's help received only probation. I rehired him later to get my probation terminated early and the case dismissed. He went the extra mile and I always felt well represented.
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Posted by Keri | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ Lawyer
I would give more stars if I could! He is wonderful. Mr. Perry helped us tremendously! He always responded immediately. He is quick to text/email back and takes the time to listen. I highly recommend him for anyone needing legal assistance. He took the time to explain everything to us and genuinely cares. He is local and is familiar with local court officials.
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Posted by Micheal | December 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Someone you can trust.
A few years ago, our son was attacked and suffered a broken jaw. We consulted with William and he provided us honest and valuable counsel through this difficult time.
Posted by David | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome
William Parry did what he said he would do and got the outcome I was looking for. Did a great job communicating with me and he knows the right people in Hanford. Flat fee was less than others who do similar work. Bill Parry is one of the good guys!
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely efficient, knowledge, and caring
He was able to offer advice and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Kimberly | June 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful/knowledgeable
Unfortunately I was faced with the task of hiring a lawyer for my father. Something I never thought I would have to do. I was very overwhelmed and really had no idea what I was doing. I started with google, like most millennials do and stumbled across Willam Parry’s website. Mr. Parry took the time to explain everything my family was facing and the best way to go about it all. I didn’t end up hiring Parry (due to having a family friend take the case for much cheaper) and while I don’t know for sure just yet, I do worry that I made the wrong decision. Nevertheless, I was to thank you, William for taking that time! You eased so much stress and it meant so much!
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Posted by Jason | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Make no mistake, hire William Perry
We all make mistakes. I can tell you hiring William Perry wasn’t one. After getting into a spot of trouble, I was extremely worried about the consequences of my actions. The first thing Bill did is assure me that my world wasn’t over. You just can’t pay for that type of service, and something else: empathy. His knowledge of the law is second to none. I had a list of questions and he answered every one...no matter when I asked him. Something else he did was to always continue to reassure me that it was going to be ok and I was all right. I don’t plan on making any more mistakes, but I know that I always have William Perry in my corner. Make sure he is in your corner if you need a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Trustworthy
I was arrested for drunk in public and for fighting (at the bar). I was slapped with a felony of assault and was looking at some damaging consequences that would brand me for the rest of my life. I did not know who to call. I googled "top lawyers" in CA and William Parry was one of the first ones on the main page. He was very professional and kind. I told him everything that happened and he went to bat. I am an uneasy type of person. I like to get situations handled immediately; however, this was not the case for my situation. Mr. Parry informed me of how slow the courts were with processing cases and sure enough, he was right, but he also ensured me that I would be taken care of, sure enough, I was. The outcome: After many, many court dates I was convicted of a felony of assault, BUT that is not all. The original sentence was 36 months probation with no jail time. However, with good conduct, Mr. Parry was also able to get the judge to agree to terminate the last 18 months of my probation, reduce the felony assault to a misdemeanor, and DISMISS the case! That is right! My life was such in a place of devastation, but Mr. Parry was able to help my life with his hard work ethic! Throughout the entire case, Mr. Parry was very professional, kind, and answered all of my questions within the same day!! If you are a person like myself, who went through life never getting in trouble with the law except until one mistake was made, and you care very much about how a charge like this affects you, then I can guarantee that Mr. Parry is the lawyer for you!!
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Response from William Parry February 22, 2018
Thank you for the review. Glad it all worked out so well.
Posted by Jeff | February 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall Great Attorney
Overall Phenomenal Attorney that helped me and saved my family. As my defense attorney he did far beyond expected. I witnessed that Mr. Parry’s presence alone was enough to win my case. Having a great rapport within the courts can turn any frightening moment into something hopefully. I’ve seen that hope turn into promise and trust, that in turn kept me with my loved ones. Trust is all a person want in any attorney and I was able to experience that trust the first moment we stood before the judge. From the first day to the last day in court he was there for me beyond call. Thank you Mr. Parry
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Response from William Parry February 22, 2018
You're very welcome. My pleasure.
Posted by Kristene Davis (Salmon) | December 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Determined and Awesome! Fought for me from the beginning!
Mr. Parry is a great lawyer, he fought for me from the first time I reached out to him. Kept in touch with me throughout the whole process. He responded immediately anytime I reached out to him and broke it down so i actually understood what he was talking about. Very professional in the court room. You could see that he was well liked by other lawyers, Judges, and the DA. My case was all mixed up stating i had past criminal charges that were not mine, current charges that were not mine, and a mix up in my last name... He quickly got that resolved, and got my charges dropped to an infraction with a minimal fee of $75. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I will definitely be seeking out his help if ever needed in the future. I highly recommend Mr. Parry.
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Posted by James | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Lawyer
Mr Parry is the best in kings county. He was great to work with and always available. Checked in the day before court and made me feel at ease. He made my case go quickly and got my charges dropped to minimal offenses. Couldn't ask for a better guy to represent me in my time of need. Definitely recommend him!
Posted by Connor | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Interactive Attorney
I was recommended to Mr. Parry for help keeping track of a criminal case of which I was the victim. He assisted with matters concerning local law enforcement and the county DA. I was very pleased with his level of communication during all steps of the case. I would give my highest recommendation to anyone needing the services of a down-to-business, attentive attorney.
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Response from William Parry May 13, 2016
Thank you. I'm glad I am able to help.
Posted by David | February 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High Quality Criminal Defense!
Mr. Parry worked very hard for me and kept me updated on my case throughout the entire process. Mr. Parry got me a very reduced infraction and I did not have to step foot in court ONCE! I highly recommend Mr. Bill Parry to anyone needing a high quality criminal defense. Mr. Parry was also gracious enough to help me work out an affordable payment plan that fit my income. BEST DEFENSE IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY!
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Case info
Had a phone call with Bill, he was very honest. I' went to high school with him, very respected individual. Did not try and get retainer, just instructed me of what to do and not to do. He gave me his personal number, and said call anytime. I 100% trust and respect Bill. I will defiantly use him, when I need him, which might be soon. Thank you Bill for your time and advise.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Could not ask for a better outcome.
I am so thankful I chose Mr. Parry to represent me. I "shopped" around for attorneys in the Fresno and Hanford areas who specialized in DUI's but I just got bad feelings about them until I met Mr. Parry. He is very knowledgable and confident and I immediately knew he was the right choice and I was not disappointed. After everything was said and done I was awarded with no jail time or community service and only have to pay a fine, which was the lowest possible for DUI. I couldn't have been more pleased with the verdict. He handled everything and I never had any adverse issues. I highly recommended him to anyone. I believe you would be doing a disservice to yourself if you chose anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2015
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!
If you are looking for an intelligent, professional and compassionate attorney who will get you the best possible outcome on your case, look no further. Attorney Parry was patient, empathetic and sensitive to my needs and concerns throughout the process. I truly appreciated his comfort and confidence in times of stress and anxiety. Mr. Parry's concern for my case as a whole and his dedication and hard work, resulted in my case being dismissed and all charges dropped. I am very pleased with Mr. Parry and his legal team. I would without a doubt recommend him to anyone facing any legal matters. Mr. Parry is a strong knowledgeable attorney and I'm sure he will get you the best outcome possible. Thank you William! I wish you the best, and all the success and praise you deserve.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2015
Highly Recommend
As a professional, I was very concerned that my arrest would jeopardize my career. Mr. Parry helped calm my anxieties from the moment I contacted him. As such, not only was Mr. Parry very professional he was also very comforting and approachable. If I had any questions or concerns he was just a phone call away. Mr. Parry was able to resolve my case without going to trial and with an extremely successful outcome. He is a zealous advocate, trustworthy and very experienced. I cannot speak highly enough of him; quite simply, I would definitely recommend Mr. Parry.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
All Charges Dropped!!!
Hired Mr. Parry after my husband was accused of a crime he did not commit that included 4 felony charges. It was a very scary time for us, especially because we do not live in the area and don't know anyone over there. I had to hire an attorney on faith alone. Thank God I came across Mr. Parry and hired him to represent my husband. His knowledge and skills spoke volumes in the courtroom and he presented all our evidence in such a way that the DA saw the truth and dropped all the charges and my husband was released from custody! Throughout the process there were a few moments when communication could have been better but overall I would definitely recommend Mr. Parry . I would like to thank the amazing ladies in his office as well! Especially Norma and Erika for always being courteous and helping find answers to my questions. My husband and I are extremely grateful to Mr. Parry and his staff for helping us get out lives back! Muchas Gracias!!
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Posted by Carol | February 19, 2015
BEST LAWYER
I recently had a ticket i got when i was young come back to haunt me when i applied for employment. As i sat in court waiting to be seen i came in contact with Mr. Parry who due to his GREAT services got all charges dropped for me. Words couldnt express how greatfull i am to be represented by Mr. Parry and how truly blessed i was to be in that courtroom at that moment! Thank you for being a great lawyer!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder / Owner
  • William Parry Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Shareholder
  • Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Kapetan & Kapetan
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Adminstrative Hearing Officer
  • City of Visalia
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • JD - Law Review
  • 1998
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BA - Magna Cum Laude
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Lionel C.
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • People v. Martha W.
  • ASSAULT CHARGES DISMISSED
  • People v. Michael G.
  • FELONY BURGLARY AND CONSPIRACY DISMISSED
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Associations

  • Lemoore Chamber of Commerce
  • President of the Board
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lemoore Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • CSU Fresno Advisory Board
  • Board Member - Arts and Humanities Dept.
  • 2011 - Present
  • AmeriCymru
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lemoore High School Foundation Board
  • Vice President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lemoore Foundation for Educational Excellence
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Kings County Fair
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United Way, Kings County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Leading Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Newsweek
  • 2012
  • Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Lemoore High School
  • 2011
  • Top 100 "Distinguished Alumni"
  • California Sate University, Fresno
  • 2010
  • Leon S. Peters Leadership Award
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1998
  • Leon S. Peters Leadership Award
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Legal Procedure & Consequences
  • 2016
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • CSU, Fresno Centenial Celebration
  • "Distinguished Alumni" Seminar Panelist
  • 2010
  • Legal Ethics Seminar - Heald College, Parallegal Program
  • Heald College, Fresno, CA
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (27)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is an exceptional results oriented lawyer that isn't happy until he has exhausted all possible defenses for his clients. I have personally seen him "pull rabbits out of a hat" in deals he's secured for his clients. His tireless advocacy has earned him an exceptional reputation with judges and lawyers throughout Kings, Tulare, Kern and Fresno Counties."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill conducts himself with class in the courtroom, and always maintains a high degree of professionalism. His education and experience combines with his good common to provide his clients with excellent services and real results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill for twelve years. He has always shown a great respect to his clients and the Court. I would recommend Bill to anyone looking for an attorney that is knowledgeable and available to their client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is a great criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working for Bill as a law clerk at Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation. Bill truly fights for each of his clients. He is not afraid to work hard to achieve the best outcome possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A talented and experienced criminal lawyer with great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled lawyer and well-known of the legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Parry does a phenomenal job for his clients. He is respected by judges and attorneys alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the chance to work with Bill for a short time while at Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation, but I can attest to his intellect, creativity, and thoroughness when it comes to defending clients against criminal charges. He is a down-to-earth guy who relates to the clients well, and will advocate zealously for them. Bill is an excellent choice for an attorney if you face criminal charges, and I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Perry is an outstanding lawyer. His legal theories are sound and his arguments are sharp. I endorse Mr. Perry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Bill for several years. He is very knowledgeable and experienced and represents his clients with enthusiasm and flair!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a very skilled advocate for his clients while maintaining a great working relationship with opposing counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Parry is an experienced criminal defense attorney who will always work as hard has possible to get the best possible resolutions for his clients; and, if settlement negotiations break down, he is an accomplished trial attorney. His honesty, preparedness, and work ethic has earned him the respect of his legal colleagues and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based upon my knowledge of Bill’s character for many years, I can highly recommend him as your go-to personal and business attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a former coworker of mine for about seven years and we are good friends. I still go to him if I have questions about criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a hard-working young lawyer who gets results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hanford, CA
Licensed for 23 years