Kurt Parrish joined the Whatcom County Public Defender in October of 2021. Prior to this, Kurt practiced criminal law in the Wenatchee area for nearly six years, where he tried numerous cases and handled several criminal cases in the Court of Appeals.
Kurt grew up in the Seattle area. He graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2010 and Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2015. Kurt passed the bar examination in the fall of 2015. He is licensed to practice in Washington state courts and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.