Five Questions With Lindsay Parvis

1.       What made you become a lawyer?

My desire to help clients in crisis, and to navigate their way to a better situation while protecting their rights.

2.       What is it like being a woman in a male dominated field?

While the law is not male dominated, with more women graduating law school and entering the law than men. The field of family law is definitely not male dominated, in the long-term the practice becomes more male dominated when it comes to retaining women attorneys and elevating them to partner and senior leadership positions. So, there remain pioneering opportunities for women who make law a life-long career. Fortunately, I feel extremely supported by my male colleagues in those pursuits.

3.       What is the most interesting case you’ve ever had?

While I will refrain from commenting on any specific case, representing children as their court-appointed attorney and advocate in contested custody cases is especially rewarding.

4.       What is the hardest part of being a lawyer?

Helping clients understand a legal framework and process that often feels rigid and unfair in divorce and custody matters.  And, having difficult conversations with clients about how the client’s budget for legal services affects representation decisions and important strategic decisions that are cost-driven.

5.       What is the best career advice you have ever received?

Be professional and courteous with everyone – including opposing counsel and the opposing party, and every person at the courthouse. 

Lindsay Parvis

Lindsay represents clients in both, uncontested and contested family matters. Her practice focuses on complex child custody cases. In uncontested matters, she represents clients to finalize the settlement, whether through direct negotiations or mediation. In contested matters, she represent clients in custody, divorce, support, and property litigation. In both contested and uncontested cases, she educates her clients about the process, the law, and their options, so her clients can choose the appropriate path and strategy for them.

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