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
Experience

  • Develops legal defense strategies in construction, trucking, fire, commercial, and products liability cases.
  • Prepares motions seeking pretrial dismissal, judgment as a matter of law, and exclusion of expert witnesses. 
  • Appears for pretrial proceedings in state and federal court.
  • Regularly represents trucking companies in defense of motor vehicle accident claims.
  • Represents international amusement ride manufacturer in defense of negligence claim. 
  • Represents national real estate investment trust in defense of premises liability claim. 
  • Represents national tire seller in defense of products liability claim.

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