Bertrand Russell Parnall
Representing victims of intentional, reckless and negligent crimes and other wrongdoing, Bert Parnall and his team of experienced trial lawyers have helped thousands of victims of injury caused by violence to obtain proper compensation for damages suffered, focusing on helping clients achieve vindication and validation through their “day in court.” Mr. Parnall has dedicated himself to standing up for, and standing with, those victimized by violent criminals. Parnall Law’s team of attorneys and support staff uses intelligent, compassionate and determined advocacy to effectively maximize reimbursement of the value of each client’s harm, and the wrong that caused it – whether by jury verdict, or an aggressively negotiated settlement that factors in the potential negatives of a jury trial. Parnall Law will take over the burden of confronting the wrongdoer, or his insurance company, concerning disputes over legal or factual issues, so that each client can focus on medical treatment, recovery, and moving on. At the end of each case, our client will be satisfied knowing Parnall Law has stood up for, fought for, and given voice and value to our client’s harm. To date, Parnall Law has recovered nearly $20 million for clients, representing our justice system’s voice as to the value of harm caused by wrongdoers.
Bertrand R. Parnall is a native of Albuquerque. He attended Albuquerque High School where he was the salutatorian of his class in 1988 and co-captain of the district football champion Bulldogs. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University in 1993 with a double major in History and French. During his collegiate years, he trained in boxing at gyms in Houston and Albuquerque. Bert returned to New Mexico for law school where he graduated on the Honor Roll and passed the bar in 1997. After internships at Legal Aid, the US District Court for New Mexico, and private contract work, he was partner in a law firm that assisted victims of wrongful injuries and insurance company abuses. He then served as a Senior Trial Prosecutor in Valencia County from 2000 – 2004, convicting murderers and rapists through trial by jury. He re-entered private practice in Albuquerque in 2004, diving back into assisting victims of negligence and crime, in the context of civil trial litigation. His experience with both the civil and criminal justice systems has enabled him to share a larger perspective, and explore a wider range of resources, for his clients.
He proposed to Miss New Mexico 2001, Marta Strzyzewski, two weeks after having met. Happily, she accepted and they make their home in Albuquerque, together with their four children. Bert is also a board member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque, and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. The former President of New Mexico Judo, Inc., he holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Judo.
J.D., University of New Mexico School of Law, 1997
B.A. , Rice University, 1993
La Sorbonne, 1991
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeNew Mexico, 1997
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
New Mexico State Bar
Albuquerque Bar Association
National Crime Victim Bar Association
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorney
Past President of NM Judo, Inc. (2006-2010)
Past President of Valencia County Bar (2003)
Rotary Club of ABQ (2011-2013), and of Los Lunas (2003)
Board of Directors
Prosecutor’s section of the N.M. State Bar (2002)
Featured Pro Bono Activities
Raising kids, Hiking, Camping, Skiing, Judo.