Kianna Parviz grew up in Santa Clarita, California. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Management. As a part of the Political Science Honors Program, Ms. Parviz conducted research and wrote an honors thesis on presidential elections. Ms. Parviz was also Co-Founder and Co-President of the Invisible Children Club, an association that raised money for a partner school in Northern Uganda. In the summer of 2008, she studied abroad in Montreux, Switzerland. At graduation, Ms. Parviz earned a Student Scholar of Distinction award and the Order of the Merit award.
Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Parviz attended Chapman University School of Law and graduated in 2013 in the top of her class. In law school, she received a Merit Scholarship and received two CALI Awards for being the top student in both her Community Property and Mediation classes. Ms. Parviz was also the Notes and Comments Editor for the Nexus Journal of Law and Policy. While attending law school, she also completed an externship with the Orange County Public Defender’s Office.
Ms. Parviz has been in the automotive industry for her entire legal career. She has written numerous articles on issues relating to car dealerships, such as test drive liability, employer drug policies, and consumer dispute resolution programs. Ms. Parviz has served as lead counsel in a bench trial, and as second chair in multiple jury trials. She also has extensive federal and appellate experience. Ms. Parviz has a certificate in mediation training and is a member of the American Bar Association. She enjoys photography, yoga, and writing.
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