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, former Board Member)
  • Orange County Asian-American Bar Association (Member, Solo and Small Firm Committee)
  • Orange County Bar Foundation (Member, Associate Board)

Publications:

Help! What Are My (Immediate) Defenses to a Federal Trade Secret Claim?, by Lily Li and Andrea Paris, in Orange County Lawyer Magazine, September 2016, Vol. 58 No.9 on page 52.  Reprinted here.

Emoji and Deciphering Intent in the Digitial Age, by Tanya Kiatkulpiboone and Andrea W. Paris, in Orange County Lawyer Magazine, June 2017, Vol. 59 No.6 on page 42.  Reprinted here.

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, Legal Research and Writing 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 senior thesis on Democracy and Accountability Trials  in Chile and Argentina.  In college, I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and interned at the United Nations headquarters 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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