Parris brings a technical background in microbiology, biotechnology and genetics to her practice in the Intellectual Property Prosecution and Counseling Group.
Parris is a proud first generation college graduate with an aggressive work ethic who enjoys the challenging opportunities her practice requires. She graduated first in her class from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, where she was a comment writer and editor for the UMKC Law Review. During law school, she also participated in the 2023 National Patent Application Drafting Competition, placing first regionally and fourth nationally out of an original 55 competing teams.
Parris earned her master’s and her bachelor’s degrees in biology from Missouri State University. During her master’s studies, Parris employed a large-scale DNA sequencing project to investigate beneficial plant microbes that aid in crop growth. She also traveled to conferences to present her research and was awarded a teaching assistantship. Parris combines her scientific intelligence with her legal acumen to give clients relevant representation and counsel in protecting technical patents and intellectual property rights.
Comment: A Threatened Species of Homeowners: ‘Mobile Home Owner-Tenants’ and Their Shocking Lack of Legal Safeguards, UMKC Law Review, December 20, 2021.
Soybean Root Nodule and Rhizosphere Microbiome: Distribution of Rhizobial and Nonrhizobial Endophytes, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, April 27, 2021.