Criminal Defense Is All We Do – Put Over 100 Years Of Combined Experience On Your Side
Attorneys David Parry, Matthew Kindel and Curtis Crider
Attorney David R. Parry | Partner

David R. Parry

  • Partner


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense




For 38 years David Parry has been exclusively practicing criminal law in the Tampa Bay area and has extensive experience defending clients throughout Florida . The breadth of his experience is reflected in Dave's successful private practice, where he specializes in all types of criminal defense as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, a distinction held by less than 1% of all Florida attorneys. For your convenience, there are offices in both Tampa and Clearwater at which to confidentially discuss your case . Call us toll free to set up your free confidential consultation at 1-866-387-8952.

Dave's reputation in the legal community began while serving at the Pinellas County Public Defender's Office for thirteen years. Serving as the Chief Assistant Public Defender and overseeing 60 attorneys, he successfully defended the rights of those wrongfully accused of crimes such as murder, juvenile crimes, DUI, and other capital charges. His sought after experience has led him to defend over 200 jury cases and over 1000+ defendants throughout his 38 years of practicing criminal law.

In 1998, Dave began his private practice with Bauer, Crider Kindel & Parry and became a partner in 2001. In his 25 years with BCKP, he has handled death row clients, has successfully represented felonies and misdemeanors, and was responsible for the acquittal of a Spanish National wrongfully accused of First Degree Murder. His skill in dealing with complex criminal cases is evidenced by the volume and diversity of the cases he represents

Specific areas of his criminal law practice include:

  • DUI /BUI; DUI Manslaughter
  • Tourist Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Drug Charges
  • Federal and International Criminal Defense
  • Murder/Homicide
  • Violation of Probation
  • Assault & Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Illegal Possession of Weapons
  • Hate Crimes
  • Sex Offenses including Solicitation, Molestation, Crimes involving Minors
  • Terrorist Threats
  • Robbery & Burglary
  • Home Invasion
  • Arson
  • Sealing and Expunging Records
  • Juvenile Crimes, including Under Age Drinking
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Litigation & Complex Litigation
  • Federal Trial Practice/ Multi-district Litigation
  • State Appellate Practice/ State Trial Practice
  • Internet Crimes
  • International Crimes
  • Public Corruption
  • Money Laundering/ Racketeering
  • Business Fraud & Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Prisoner's Rights
  • Grand Jury Proceedings

With a keen ability to choose a jury to successfully try a case, Dave has spoken at local and state conventions for Public Defenders and private attorneys, focusing on all areas of criminal defense. He has been a guest lecturer at Stetson College of Law and has provided numerous attorneys with CLE credits for attending his conference presentations on Jury Selection, Closing Arguments, and Death Penalty Litigation. In 2001, he was awarded the highest recognition by the Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association for outstanding contributions to the criminal justice system.

With over 38 years of legal experience in the Tampa Bay area, as well as esteemed recognition among his peers, David Parry looks forward to many more successful years of practicing law and successfully defending the rights of those who are in need of his counsel. The strength of his counsel is supported by the strong group of professionals in his office which cumulatively represent over 128 years of practicing criminal law and includes five attorneys, a staff investigator, and three paralegal professionals committed to representing your confidential and individual case.

David Parry has offices in Port Richey and Clearwater and represents clients throughout the state of Florida (Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Naples) ; with an emphasis in the Tampa Bay Area including: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Temple Terrace, Plant City, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Dade City, Lakeland, Sarasota, Brandon, Riverview, Largo, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, and Tarpon Springs.


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport/St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Music

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 to Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 to Present
  • Florida Bar Association - Board Certification Committee for Criminal Trial & Appellate Practice, Chairman, 1998 to 2000
  • Florida Bar Association - Grievance Committee, Chairman
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association


  • One of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense, Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Recipient, Hindman Award for Excellence in Criminal Law

Past Positions

  • Pinellas County Public Defenders Office, Chief Assistant Public Defender, 1985 to 1997

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Published Works

  • Defending a Capital Case in Florida - A Manual for Criminal Defense Attorneys, Florida Bar Association, Editor, 1997 - 2007

Classes & Seminars

  • Presented CLE Seminars on the subjects of Jury Selection, Closing Arguments, and Death Penalty Litigation at "Life Over Death" annual conferences, 1990 to 2008
  • Guest Lecturer, Stetson College of Law on the subjects of Evidence & Criminal Procedure, 1994 to 1997
  • Featured Trial on the Cable network show, CourtTV

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education