Ed Parra

Criminal Defense Attorney


  • The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law  
    • Juris Doctorate – 2019
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy – 2014


  • Arizona – 2021


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
  • State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Law Section 
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section 
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section


  • Awarded Arizona Attorney General Outstanding Team – 2022

As an experienced attorney with a proven track record of success, Ed brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to criminal defense. With a background spanning both criminal prosecution and civil defense, Ed offers a unique perspective and invaluable insights into the legal process.

Before joining DM Cantor, Ed served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Liability Management Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where he honed his skills in civil litigation. Ed was entrusted with defending the Arizona Department of Transportation in high-stakes lawsuits, managing a diverse caseload of over 30 active matters with damages exceeding $100 million collectively. 

Before his time in civil litigation, Ed distinguished himself as a prosecutor in the Drug and Racketeering Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. During this time, he successfully prosecuted multi-level drug trafficking organizations, securing convictions in high-profile cases involving conspiracy, illegal enterprise, narcotic sales, and money laundering offenses. His dedication to his work was evident in his meticulous preparation, which included overseeing complex wiretap investigations leading to significant seizures of illegal substances. 

Ed further honed his trial attorney skills as a Deputy County Attorney in the Mohave County Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases related to narcotics, DUIs, domestic violence, and assaults. His experience conducting felony jury trials and presenting grand jury proceedings underscored his commitment to his work as a trial attorney. 

Ed is admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona. He holds a Juris Doctor from The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Arizona State University.

With a passion for advocating for clients and a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes, Ed is dedicated to providing strategic and effective representation to individuals facing criminal charges in Arizona.

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