Arlene M. Parra, Esq.

Founding Partner

Education & Biography

Founding Partner
Arlene M. Parra, Esq., is a Founding Partner of Parra Klein law firm primarily located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. She is a longtime Bergen County resident and youngest daughter of Colombian and Ecuadorian immigrants with roots quite literally embedded throughout Hudson County. As a proud Latina and first generation professional, this only sparked an overwhelming drive to help her community and those who need the help the most at a very early stage in her career. With some initial experience and exposure to criminal defense and contracts law, she quickly gravitated towards personal injury and devoted her life to representing injured plaintiffs and accident victims as it relates to fall downs, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, product liability and general civil litigation. She is proud to have worked with some highly reputable firms in New York and New Jersey over the past ten years so as to establish her own practice, Parra Klein LLC, where she continues to fight endlessly with particularity, diligence, and persistence to reach her clients’ goals and maximize recovery on a case- by-case basis. Ms. Parra’s zealous representation of her clients has resulted in countless successful outcomes and prestigious awards such as Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers, Top Attorneys in America, and Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
Ms. Parra is bilingual (fluent Spanish – moderate Italian and Portuguese) and currently licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Ms. Parra takes great pride in being available to serve her injured clients’ needs while also providing the highest level of legal representation which she has been tenaciously doing, alongside one of her most respected colleagues and good friends, Brian A. Klein, Esq., since forming Parra Klein LLC.
Ms. Parra’s prior legal experience, aside from her years devoted to representing personal injury victims, includes commercial disputes, municipal law, and insurance defense, all of which give Ms. Parra valuable insight into the opposing side of the personal injury field. Still, some of Ms. Parra’s most rewarding legal experiences involved working with under privileged individuals in desperate need of legal assistance such as her continued support of the NYLS’ Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic (devoted to representing minorities and low- income individuals who the criminal justice system wrongly incarcerated for serious crimes in New York State, despite colorable claims and proofs of actual innocence) and Street Law Clinic where she provided high school students from underserved communities, like the Bronx, NY, with high quality educational courses focused on creating a pathway to careers in the legal profession.

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