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Hillary Parsons


Hillary Parsons’ lifelong passion for the law, her exceptional ability to both argue and analyze a wide range of cases and her meticulous attention to detail make her a tenacious and formidable advocate for Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm’s clients. A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2002, Hillary went on to receive her J.D. Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2005.

After clerking at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. in 2005 and 2006, Hillary attained a prestigious clerkship with Judge Gordon Shumaker at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. After the Court of Appeals, Hillary became an Associate Attorney at Foley & Mansfield in Minneapolis representing insurance companies in products liability litigation, while continuing to provide research and writing assistance to Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm.

Hillary rejoined Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm as an attorney in January 2010, and she now works on cases ranging from petty misdemeanors to serious felonies. She also represents students and professors enmeshed in Title-IX litigation at Minnesota colleges and Universities, including the University of Minnesota, College of Saint Scholastica, Macalester, and Winona State.

Hillary is licensed to practice in Minnesota and the Federal Court in Minnesota, and speaks frequently at Continuing Legal Education seminars, particularly regarding driving while intoxicated offenses.

Hillary has won jury trial acquittals in cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious criminal sexual conduct allegations. She has also had numerous DWIs and felonies dismissed before trial based on arguing legal issues and by conducting independent investigations regarding the charges. In one case, her investigation provided alibi defense spanning several years and the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges against her client were dismissed. Most recently, her advocacy resulted in the dismissal of first-degree possession charges involving over $4,000,000 worth of drugs due to an unconstitutional seizure, a case which received national attention. She has earned recognition for her skills from the Association of America’s Top Lawyers Top 100 and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Not only is Hillary a fierce advocate in the courtroom, and her clients appreciate her approachability, her compassion, and her willingness to get to know her clients as people rather than cases. She is committed to providing guidance, kindness, and the strongest representation possible.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. - 2005
  • George Washington University, B.S. - 2002

AwardsBest of the Best


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Notable Cases

  • NTL Top 100 Selected to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota
    NTL Top 100
  • AIOCLA 2021 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney
    AIOCLA 2021 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
    Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Top 1% - Distinguished Counsel
    Top 1% - Distinguished Counsel

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