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

  • Researches and develops legal defense strategies in construction, trucking, fire loss, commercial, and products liability cases.
  • Prepares motions seeking pretrial dismissal, judgment as a matter of law, and exclusion of expert witnesses. 
  • Regularly appears for pretrial proceedings and motions hearings. 
  • Negotiates settlement of personal injury litigation and drafts settlement and release agreements.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of negligence claim on behalf of national facilities management company.
  • Obtained pretrial dismissal of negligence claim on behalf of international amusement ride manufacturer.
  • Obtained defense judgment at trial of property damage claim.
  • Obtained defense judgment at trial of motor vehicle accident claim.
  • Regularly represents trucking companies in defense of motor vehicle accident claims.
  • Represents international hotel company in defense of premises liability claim.
  • Represented national restaurant company in defense of personal injury claim.
  • Represented national real estate investment trust in defense of premises liability claim. 

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