Paris is an associate in the Catastrophic Loss Section. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on trucking and transportation, construction, and products liability. He also handles cases involving commercial disputes, fire losses, defamation, and premises liability. He regularly works on cases involving high risk exposure for catastrophic losses on behalf of excess carriers, including defending companies in serious injury and death cases. Prior to joining the firm, Paris served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Supreme Court of Virginia.

    • Education

      • J.D., William & Mary Law School, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2018
        B.A., Old Dominion University, with distinction, 2014
    • Memberships

      • Virginia State Bar
        Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association

        Admitted to Practice

        Supreme Court of Virginia and all lower state courts
        United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
        United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Experience

  • Researches and develops legal defense strategies in construction, trucking, fire loss, products liability, and other personal injury, wrongful death, and property loss cases.
  • Prepares motions seeking pretrial dismissal, judgment as a matter of law, and exclusion of expert witnesses. 
  • Regularly appears for pretrial proceedings and oral argument of legal motions. 
  • Negotiates settlement of personal injury litigation.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of premises liability claim due to favorable application of the doctrine of "forum non conveniens".
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of defamation claim due to favorable resolution of personal jurisdiction objection.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of negligence claim due to favorable application of the "stranger to the work" doctrine.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of negligence claim due to favorable application of the "statutory employer" theory.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of negligence claim due to favorable resolution of complex issue of statutory interpretation.
  • Obtained summary judgment on premises liability claim due to favorable resolution of complex issue of conflict of laws.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of civil conspiracy claim due to favorable resolution of Rule 12(b)(6) Motion.
  • Obtained defense judgment at trial of property damage claim.
  • Obtained defense judgment at trial of motor vehicle accident claim.

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