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Paris Scott

Paris Scott

Attorney at Law

San Jose
California
Licensed in
CA
Golden Gate University School of Law
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About
Paris E. Scott has over 11 years of experience as an attorney with a focus on immigration law and international human rights. Before joining Pars Equality Center, Paris worked as an immigration attorney at the Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield where she managed extensive family immigration and complex removal defense cases. Her focus on human rights law expands to the Asian continent where she worked with refugees at Christian Action NGO in Hong Kong, representing refugees in their resettlement claims before UNHCR. Prior to her immigration practice, Paris worked for the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey in San Francisco where she litigated… read more insurance & complex commercial matters.
11
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Attorney Paris E. Scott brought a wealth of experience and unparalleled professionalism in representing me in my Naturalization Application and appearing with me at my Interview appointment at USCIS."

Naturalization Application Filing and Representation at USCIS
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I keep thinking how blessed I am to get to know Paris and how much she and her organization have helped me through this my immigration process."

Immigration Case
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Pars Equality Center

Managing Attorney/General Counsel

Oct 2017 - Present

Managing the Immigration Department while maintaining client caseload and expanding legal services. Full representation of clients in family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions including waivers, U visas, VAWA, naturalization, consular processing and adjustments of status. As General Counsel, provide advice to the Board of Directors, President & COO on obligations as a tax-exempt charity.

Oct 2017 - Present

Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield

Senior Associate Attorney

Sep 2015 - Oct 2017

Expertise in Family and Business Immigration matters with particular focus on Deportation Defense, Humanitarian Immigration Cases (Asylum, U Visa and VAWA petitions), Waivers and U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Applications. Extensive litigation experience in Immigration Court, including Master and Individual hearings.

Sep 2015 - Oct 2017

Bay Area Legal Aid

Attorney

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

Work in Domestic Violence Prevention and Immigrations practice. Responsibilities include: Temporary Restraining Orders, VAWA enforcement and Immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Actively engaged in U visa petitions and Adjustment of Status for Bay Legal clients.

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

Christian Action - Hong Kong SAR

Legal Advisor

Oct 2012 - Aug 2014

Worked with refugees in Hong Kong and represented them in their claims to UNHCR - Hong Kong. Provided customized legal advice and full legal representation to asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong.

Oct 2012 - Aug 2014

Bullivant Houser Bailey

Associate Attorney

Apr 2007 - Jan 2009

Extensive litigation experience representing insurers in connection with complex property and liability insurance claims. Drafted discovery requests, motions, summary adjudications, oppositions and replies. Made court appearances and argued law and motion matters. Drafted jury instructions and motions in limine.

Apr 2007 - Jan 2009

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