A veteran trial lawyer, Bob Parrish has extensive courtroom experience in Florida and elsewhere. He has represented clients in environmental litigation, serious maritime matters and class action cases, and he is the lead local counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Beginning his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the former Fifth Circuit, Mr. Parrish joined the firm in 1979. Since then he has served as lead counsel in a regional oil spill and casualty response network; handled all phases of pollution litigation, including natural resource damages assessment; helped ship owners and their insurance interests defend against various types of claims; and managed various other complex civil litigation. Mr. Parrish is a published author and national speaker on a variety of topics. He is a proctor member and former president of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.
Mr. Parrish attended Duke University on a football scholarship, and was drafted by the New York Jets after graduation in 1973. He returned to Duke to attend law school in 1975, where he was a published member of the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal.