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Firm Overview

About the Firm

The firm was established in 1974 by our founding and managing partner, Alfredo Parrish.  Mr. Parrish began his career working for Legal Aid.  He spent three years working for Iowans alongside Robert Pratt, now a senior judge with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and former United States Senator Tom Harkin.

Parrish Kruidenier has earned a reputation as being a leader in the area of criminal and civil litigation.  The firm has argued well over 300 state appeals cases, 90 cases to the Federal Court of Appeals, and two cases to the United States Supreme Court.  At the state court level, the firm has handled over 50 murder trials and hundreds of other criminal and civil trials.  Our attorneys have been recognized as top trial lawyers, handling numerous widely publicized cases.  For decades, our firm has enjoyed an unprecedented reputation in criminal and civil litigation and is perennially recognized as one of the leading firms in Iowa.

Many of the lawyers at Parrish Kruidenier have practiced together for a majority of their legal careers.  Attorneys and staff share a common philosophy of achieving our clients’ goals in an effective and cost-efficient manner.  Through the careful implementation of state-of-the-art office technology, we provide top-quality service while controlling costs.

We believe in serving our community through the legal services we provide, as well as through direct community service and civic involvement.  Our lawyers are trustees, board members, and volunteers with a wide range of civic groups, charities, and not-for-profit organizations, lending time and legal expertise for the betterment of the community.

Our Des Moines office is conveniently located in a historic mansion just south of Grand Avenue near Interstate 235 and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.  Stop by our office to experience the warm, inviting atmosphere provided by our skilled and caring staff.  If you are unable to come to our office, we can arrange to come to you.  Our attorneys travel statewide to provide high-quality advice and representation to people who need it; we have provided legal services to individuals, families, and businesses in virtually every county in the state.  Our firm also has an office in Waterloo, Iowa, located in the Black’s Building, 501 Sycamore Street, Suite 701, Waterloo, Iowa 50703.  Meetings at this location are by appointment only and can be made by calling (319) 415-3811.

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. We look forward to achieving positive results on your behalf.