Paris Etemadi Scott
Legal Director, PARS Equality Center
Paris Etemadi Scott has over 13 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, Immigration Defense, PC, 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 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Prior to her immigration practice, Paris worked for the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey in San Francisco where she litigated insurance and complex commercial matters. Her passion for litigation and advocacy was fueled by a full-time externship at the U.S. District Court of Northern California. She partly attributes her successful law career to her previous professional experience as a Systems Analyst and IT Project Director with multinational companies in Europe and America.
Paris is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law Honors La(J.D. with Honors) and The University of Maryland (B.S. with Honors in Computer Science). She is admitted to the State Bar of California and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.