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David R. Parry

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Attorney David R. Parry has been practicing criminal defense law, exclusively, for more than 30 years throughout Florida. Throughout his career, he has participated in 200 trials and has represented more than 1,000 defendants.

His practice at Bauer Crider Kenny & Parry ranges from misdemeanors to felony cases, including first-degree murder charges and death row inmates. As a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Mr. Parry has the knowledge and experience you need on your side in any criminal case.

Experience as a Public Defender

Before becoming a private attorney, Mr. Parry served at the Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office for 13 years and as the chief assistant public defender. During this time, he defended clients wrongfully accused of crimes, including:

Bar Admissions:

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


  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1984
  • B.A., Florida Southern College, 1981
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Certifications & Memberships:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, –1998–Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998–Present
  • Florida Bar Association, Board Certification Committee for Criminal Trial & Appellate Practice, Chairman, 1998–2000
  • Florida Bar Association; Grievance Committee, Chairman;
  • Defending a Capital Case in Florida, a manual for criminal defense attorneys, Editor, 1997–2007
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Clearwater Bar Association

Client Reviews About David

  • “David saved my life! He got the charges dropped and he completely shut it down in the courtroom.”

    - Former Client
  • “David Parry is a great attorney. He always responds promptly to any questions and makes you feel like you're his most important client. I highly respect and recommend Mr. Parry.”

    - Former Client

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David's Recent Case Results

  • Not Guilty in Jury Trial Murder in the 2nd Degree
  • Not Guilty 2 Counts First Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty 2 Counts Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Sexual Battery
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Penalty Reduced 2 counts Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • Case Dismissed Lewd And Lascivious Battery & Traveling To Meet A Minor
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child