With a focus on commercial trucking accidents and car crashes, Jim Parrish is committed to helping accident victims overcome their legal hurdles and get compensated for their injuries.
Jim founded the Parrish Law Firm with the goal of tipping the scales in favor of accident victims. To each case, he not only brings his years of experience in prosecuting personal injury claims, but also his experience working as a defense attorney inside the insurance industry.
Since its formation, Jim Parrish and the Parrish Law Firm have recovered over $30 million for Virginia injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact us today for a FREE Claim Review. We’ll review your case and give you an honest assessment of your legal options. No recovery, no fee – that’s our promise.
Education and Background
Jim Parrish graduated from the University of Virginia, where he earned both his undergraduate (1994) and law degrees (1998). In his early career, Jim worked for insurance companies as an attorney handling accident claims and disputes. He left the insurance industry to help accident victims overcome the bad faith tactics of the insurance companies and get the compensation they deserve.
Since opening the Parrish Law Firm in April 2004, Jim has dedicated his time to serving Virginia accident victims. Outside of his contributions to the law, Jim has spearheaded community programs focused on helping local families, schools, and children.
More About Jim Parrish
Jim Parrish loves to spend his time outdoors. He says he is “an avid fitness nut and biohacker.” He also coached 36 youth sports teams, served on the Prince William County Girls Softball Little League Board of Directors, and currently volunteers the with Gainesville High School Football program. He loves to work with initiatives that help kids spend more time outdoors through sport participation and other outside activities!
Jim Parrish serves on the Board of Directors of PY vs. PD Foundation, a charitable organization to fund research for Parkinson’s disease. PY vs. PD Foundation was formed to support Parkinson’s disease research and awareness by hosting fundraising events in the Northern Virginia area with the support of family, friends, and the community.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for Eli’s Heart. The foundation was established to help families who are struggling with the financial burden of travel expenses while their child battles a critical illness far from home.
In addition to his worth with these charitable causes, Jim also regularly contributes to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Gainesville High School Football.
Parrish Law Firm Community Programs
Jim Parrish and the Parrish Law Firm have founded two community programs to support schools and children in need.
Wild Summer: Kids at Play – A program designed to help kids get outside more. Research shows us that kids that spend more time in the outdoors show significantly greater physical, mental and emotional health than those that do not. We’ve committed to giving away $20,000 worth of outdoor play equipment to kids of all ages!
The Parrish Law Firm’s 500 Coat Drive – Many of us are lucky to have our pick of coats based on weather conditions outdoors. Unfortunately, many of our community’s women, children and men are not so lucky. In 2021, we had a goal of gathering 100 coats and our final tally was 273 coats! We knew with the right amount of effort, we could increase our original goal by at least 500%!
Awards and Recognition
- National Trial Lawyers’ Association Top 100 2013-22
- America’s Best Advocates: Top Personal Injury Law Firm 2021-22
- Fairfax Bar Association: Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
- Board of Directors: Prince William County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- Special Guest Lecturer: Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy
- Judge: University of Virginia, School of Law Appellate Argument Competition
- 2015 & 2014 AVVO – Client’s Choice Award
- 2014 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) – Client Satisfaction Award
- Eli’s Heart – Board of Directors
- Py vs PD – Board of Directors