Paul E. Parrish - Quarles & Brady LLP

Paul E. Parrish

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 813-387-0267

Paul Parrish practices out of our Tampa office. Since 1983, Mr. Parrish has maintained a general commercial litigation practice with concentrations in ERISA litigation, admiralty litigation and complex insurance coverage litigation. 

Paul Parrish has acted as trial counsel in state and federal courts in lawsuits involving the entire spectrum of claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. He represents clients on pre-emption issues, benefits litigation, COBRA litigation and fiduciary litigation under ERISA. Representative clients include insurance companies, third-party administrators, financial companies, consultants, fiduciaries, trustees, employers, participants and beneficiaries.

Mr. Parrish represents clients in all phases of admiralty litigation, including in rem actions, Rule B attachment actions, collisions, allisions, cargo cases, pollution matters, Jones Act and LHWCA actions, limitation of liability petitions, marine insurance and contract matters. Mr. Parrish has extensive contacts in the Tampa maritime community. 

Mr. Parrish also specializes in complex insurance coverage litigation on the plaintiff’s side. In the past, Mr. Parrish has represented insureds in all varieties of insurance claims, including property, disability, maritime, business loss, casualty, and subrogation.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1984 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1984 
University of FloridaBS University of Pittsburgh School of Law J.D.
American Bar Association The Propeller Club, Port of Tampa Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association

Office Location

101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 3400
Tampa, FL 33602-1621
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law