- J.D., Law, Nova Southeastern University
- B.A., International Affairs, Rollins College
Ms. parsons currently works as a child welfare mediator for the State of Utah, Administrative Office of the Courts where she mediates child abuse, neglect and dependency cases in the juvenile courts throughout the eight districts in Utah. Before this she practiced as an associate attorney and mediator at Long Okura, P.C. with family law related cases in divorce, adoption, guardianship, and paternity. Ms. Parsons transitioned her practice from that of litigator to mediator in the spring of 2013. She is qualified as a master mediator, as well as primary trainer, on the Utah Court Roster of mediators. In addition to this, Ms. Parsons is the Brown Bag Event Chair for the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution where she organizes the free CLE presentations on various topics once monthly for attorneys and mediators.
Originally from Florida, Ms. Parsons attained her undergraduate degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she studied international affairs. After this she moved south, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She continued to focus her law studies on international and comparative law, working as lead articles editor of the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, and as legal director of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights. Her interests in international affairs and comparative law stem from visits to see family members in Swaziland, Africa and her continued travels. While in Florida, Ms. Parsons interned for the public defender’s office in the 9th circuit of Florida, and for an immigration firm, LaVigne, Coton & Associates. After moving to Utah, she transitioned her work to family law and mediation.