Attorney Clinton Paris is a graduate of the Stetson University College of Law and since 2001 he has represented clients in central Florida in personal injury, civil litigation, community association, and probate and estate matters.
Prior to launching the Law Office of Clinton Paris, P.A., Mr. Paris practiced law in the Tampa law offices of Annis, Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards and Roehn, P.A., Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Gray Robinson, P.A., and served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa. While in law school, Mr. Paris was a member of Stetson’s nationally ranked Moot Court Board, the Black Law Student Association, interned with the Honorable Mary S. Scriven, United States District Court for the Middle District Court of Florida, and received Stetson’s William F. Blews Award for Pro Bono Service.
Mr. Paris earned a Master’s Degree in Business from the Stetson University College of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Paris was a claim specialist with State Farm Insurance where he handled property, automobile casualty, and bodily injury claims.
Mr. Paris is a member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, graduate of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute, George Edgecomb Bar Association (past president), Stetson College of Law Alumni Advisory Committee (past president), Florida Defense Lawyers Association (past member).
Mr. Paris is admitted to practice law in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Paris’ civic activities include the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs, Director; Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity (1985, life member); New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Trustee (2003-2005); Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Director; Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office Black Advisory Committee, Hearing Master for the City of Tampa Human Rights Board (2006 to present).
Mr. Paris was born in Sandersville, Georgia and grew up in the West Tampa section of Tampa, Florida. His is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury, Homeowners Association, Civil Litigation, Probate / Estate, Business & Commercial Law
All Florida Courts and U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2000
Stetson University College of Business, 2000
Masters in Business Administration
University of South Florida, 1989
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association Member
National Bar Association Member
Florida Bar Association Member
Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association Member
Hillsborough County Bar Association Member
Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute Member
George Edgecomb Bar Association (Past President)
Stetson College of Law Alumni Advisory Committee (Past President)
Florida Defense Lawyers Association Past Member
Pro Bono Activities:
Tampa Organization of Black Affairs
Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc., (Life Member 1985)
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Trustee 2003 – 2005
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Director
Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office Black Advisory Council
Hearing Master for the City of Tampa Human Rights Board, 2006 – Present