Parrish Kruidenier

Parrish Kruidenier

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Firm Overview

Parrish Kruidenier is a full-service law firm representing clients in Des Moines and throughout Iowa in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, criminal defense, employment and labor law, civil rights, administrative law, family law, and appellate law.

Our firm includes lawyers skilled in diverse areas of practice, allowing us to meet the daily, real-life legal needs of people, families, and businesses across the state. Whether the issue involves a catastrophic injury, criminal charges, employment termination, or a divorce, we understand the importance of what is at stake. Our team of experienced attorneys takes a comprehensive approach to legal representation, drawing on the latest technologies, the firm's in-house investigative capabilities, and the assistance of our skilled legal support staff. Through exceptional legal work and a creative approach to problem-solving, we strive to achieve results that meet or exceed the expectations of each of our clients.

We understand the emotional toll, stress, and anxiety that can result when legal issues remain unresolved. Our lawyers are sensitive to your needs, and take a proactive approach to resolving your situation quickly and efficiently as possible.

After you have taken the time to learn more about our firm and the ways in which we can help you, contact Parrish Kruidenier today to speak with one of our top-quality legal professionals. We look forward to achieving positive results on your behalf.

Main Office

Main Office
2910 Grand Ave.
Des Moines IA 50312



Personal Injury

Practice Areas Overview

Centrally located in the state capital at Des Moines, the law firm of Parrish Kruidenier is well-positioned to assist clients throughout the state of Iowa in a wide variety of practice areas. Our lawyers are skilled in a range of legal fields, including:
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - we represent plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, aviation accidents, slips and falls, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, and more.

Criminal Defense - from arrest through post-conviction relief and appeals, we defend the rights of the accused in offenses ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including first degree murder, vehicular manslaughter, and other homicides; driving under the influence (DUI); drug offenses; and theft crimes, including burglary, robbery, and grand larceny.

Employment and Labor Law - we help clients with the myriad of issues involved in relations between employers and their union-organized employees, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, labor disputes, claims of unfair labor practices, and proceedings before the labor relations board.

Civil Rights - from police abuses such as harassment, brutality, illegal searches and arrests, and malicious prosecution, to illegal employment discrimination and first amendment violations, we hold the government accountable for misconduct when it veers from the laws and principles on which our society is founded.
Administrative Law - we help clients navigate the vast landscape of laws, rules, and regulations set forth by a wide array of local, state, and federal agencies, including hearings and appeals before administrative officers, licensing boards, and district courts.

Family Law - we handle the full range of family law matters, including divorce and the accompanying issues of child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and modification of decrees, as well as helping with premarital agreements, adoption, paternity, and other matters.

Appellate Law - our firm includes lawyers who concentrate their practice in the technical and specialized area of appeals, with experience briefing and arguing cases before the state and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Courts of Iowa and of the United States.

Bankruptcy - we represent individuals in bankruptcy to eliminate debt from credit cards, medical bills, or judgments, restructure, or protect homes foreclosure.

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The U.S. Code requires that we inform you that "We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code."
From Sioux City to Cedar Rapids, Parrish Kruidenier is your firm for superior legal services performed effectively and efficiently. If you need legal advice or representation in any of the above areas, contact us today for creative solutions to your legal problems.

Diane Noyce

Parrish Kruidenier

Alfredo Parrish is founder and senior partner of Parrish Kruidenier, where he practices in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, criminal defense, civil rights, employment and labor law, and appellate law. A distinguished litigator, Mr. Parrish has represented clients in over 200 jury trials, including a broad range of civil trials and more than 30 first-degree murder cases. He has litigated several high-profile and ground-breaking cases, including arguing before the United States Supreme Court; trying the nation's first federal "three strikes" case; and, recently, handling Iowa's first death-penalty case in 40 years. Mr. Parrish is also an established appellate lawyer, having argued nearly 200 appeals in his professional career.

Mr. Parrish has repeatedly been honored and recognized by his peers and has been selected ten years in a row for inclusion to Best Lawyers in America (see other honors and awards below). In addition to serving on numerous boards, commissions, and task forces (see below), Mr. Parrish contributes to his community through extensive pro-bono work.

Mr. Parrish was formerly a Senior Staff Attorney at Polk County Legal Aid Society as well as a Criminal and Business Law Instructor at Des Moines Area Community College. He has also served as Student Advisor at Drake University Law School.

Mr. Parrish is the author of "History of African American Lawyers in Iowa" (Chapter 11 of Inside Out, A History of African Americans in Iowa (2002)), Know Your Rights, A Guide Through Iowa's Criminal Justice System (1995), A Legal Guide for Family Farmers in Iowa (1985), and Only in Looking (1971), a book of poetry. A notable speaker, Mr. Parrish routinely conducts seminars before professional associations on trial tactics and techniques and related topics.

J.D., University of Iowa (1970)
B.A., University of Dubuque (1967)
A.A., Warren Wilson College (1965)