Andrea W. S. Paris

In 2011, after working at large to medium-sized law firms, I started my own law practice in order to counsel and represent clients differently – taking a holistic approach to helping businesses and individuals resolve disputes with an eye towards my clients’ growth. I bring my experiences of working abroad, studying cross-cultural communication and international conflict resolution, and legal knowledge to my practice every day.  As a business owner, I understand that business disputes do not exist in a legal vacuum. That’s why my practice is guided by two main questions: What is your goal? How can I help you achieve that goal?

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Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of California
  • Chapman University School of Law (Member, Alumni Advisory Board)
  • Thai American Bar Association (Member)
  • Orange County Asian-American Bar Association (Member)

Bar Admissions:

All California state courts

U.S. District Courts throughout California

Education:

I earned my J.D. from Chapman University School of Law, where I received the top grade in the class in Legal Research and Writing I & II and Corporations.  In law school, I was on the Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Alternative Dispute Resolutions Boards and represented my law school in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.  Additionally, I worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas E. Hollenhorst at the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two.

I graduated with honors from Occidental College with an A.B. in Diplomacy and World Affairs and wrote my thesis on Accountability Trials in Chile and Argentina.  In college, I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and interned at the United Nations headquarter in New York City.

On a Personal Note:

I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand where I attended international school.  In Thailand, I was a commercially successful recording artist, an experience that has helped me in my law practice and when visiting Thai restaurants.  When I am not working, I enjoy traveling with my husband, spending time with our three dogs (Papillons), and practicing yoga.

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