Dennis Parnell is a product of North Bay, Ontario. He obtained his BA with high distinction in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Nipissing University. He graduated law school at the University of Ottawa. While in law school Dennis was a legal research assistant in tort and privacy law. He also worked with a couple medium sized law firms in the areas of criminal, commercial and tort litigation. During his last year he summered for the federal government in appeals and advisory.
He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association.
He is an avid golfer, chess player, political junkie and connoisseur of academic literature. He believes nothing more than a 9 iron is required to make par on executive golf courses.