Arlene M. Parra, Esq.

Founding Partner

Education & Biography

Founding Partner
Arlene M. Parra is a Founding Partner of Parra Klein. She represents injured plaintiffs, specializing in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, dog bites, wrongful death, product liability, and personal injury litigation. Ms. Parra fights 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 numerous significant six-figure settlements while also obtaining prestigious awards in the personal injury field, such as “Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers” (2022) and “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2023). Ms. Parra is bilingual (fluent Spanish, moderate Italian) and currently licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York.
Ms. Parra is a local and longtime Bergen County resident, raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, by Colombian and Ecuadorian parents. She also has roots embedded throughout Hudson County from her time working with her families’ businesses and community outreach in North Bergen, West New York, Union City, and the surrounding areas. Ms. Parra earned the academic achievement of Dean’s List and graduated with Honors from Pennsylvania State University (PSU). She attended New York Law School (NYLS) on an academic scholarship, where she graduated Cum Laude.

As a first-generation professional and the youngest of immigrant parents, Ms. Parra’s passion has always been to fight for those who have suffered and need help the most, which she has been tenaciously doing since representing injured victims at Parra Klein LLC. Ms. Parra takes great pride in being available to serve her injured clients’ needs while also providing the highest level of legal representation.

Ms. Parra’s prior legal experience, aside from her years devoted to representing personal injury victims, includes criminal defense, municipal law, commercial disputes, and insurance defense, all of which give Ms. Parra valuable insight into the defense and insurance side of the personal injury field. Still, some of Ms. Parra’s most rewarding legal experiences involved working with underprivileged individuals in desperate need of legal assistance. Ms. Parra worked with NYLS’ Post-Conviction Innocence Clinic, where she and her team represented 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. Ms. Parra and her team engaged in factual investigations, conducted prison interviews, conferred with outside counsel, located witnesses, and updated evidentiary research. Her efforts led to the exoneration of a client who had wrongfully served 32 years in prison. Ms. Parra also worked with the 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.

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions


  • J.D. – 2018 (Cum Laude)
  • B.A. – 2014 (with Honors)
  • Study Abroad - 2013