David R. Parry

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"Having known Dave for over 25 years, I can enthusiastically recommend him to represent anyone charged with any level criminal charge, from DUI to a Capital case. He is both tireless in the investigation, and without parallel in courtroom presentation. He is my "go to" guy when my own family law clients need a criminal lawyer." -Clearwater Family Attorney

Mr. Parry has always practiced in the area of Criminal Law since his admittance into the Florida Bar in 1985. His practice began where he served as an Assistant Public Defender and quickly ascended to Chief Assistant Public Defender, overseeing 60 attorneys while also handling cases ranging from juvenile crimes, drug charges, DUI's and murder. As a Board Certified Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer since 1994, he was also the Editor of the manual "Defending a Capital Case in Florida" from 1997-2007. In 1998, Mr. Parry joined Bauer Crider & Parry and in 2001 was named a Partner in the firm. In his thirteen years with the firm, he has successfully handled felony and misdemeanor cases and was responsible for the acquittal of a Spanish National who was wrongfully accused of First Degree Murder and on Death Row. His skill with complex criminal cases is evidenced by the volume and diversity of the cases he represents.

For 26 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 23 years of practicing criminal law.

In 1998, Dave began his private practice with Bauer, Crider & Pellegrino and became a partner in 2001. In his 10 years with BCPP, 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

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 26 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.

Dave Parry has offices in Tampa 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.

Certified Legal Specialties

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


Presented CLE Seminars on the subjects of Jury Duty, Closing Arguments, and Death Penalty Litigation at "Life Over Death" annual conferences, 1990 - 2008

Guest Lecturer, Stetson College of Law on the subjects of Evidence & Criminal Procedure, 1994 - 1997

Featured Trial on the Cable network show, CourtTV

Honors and Awards

Named By Tampa Bay Magazine as one of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense, 2010

Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, 1994 - 2008

Recipient, Hindman Award for Excellence in Criminal Law, 2001

Professional Associations and 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

Florida Bar Association - "Defending a Capital Case in Florida," a manual for criminal defense attorneys, Editor, 1997 - 2007

Pinellas County Trial Lawyers

Clearwater Bar Association

Pinellas County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Pinellas County Public Defenders Office, Chief Assistant Public Defender, 1985 - 1997


Sigma Alpha Epsilon

(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Areas of Practice (30)

  • 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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
727-408-6219  Phone
727-447-1443  Fax
University Attended:
Florida Southern College, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Stetson University, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1986, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1985, Florida; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
Clearwater Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Chairman, Criminal Trial and Appellate Certification Committee, 1998-2000); Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors).
( Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

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