Ligia Parmenter, Founding Attorney
Ligia Parmenter founded her law office in 1995 because she saw a need; and she saw that her life experiences and compassion could be used to make a difference in the lives of her clients. Ms. Parmenter entered the practice of law upon graduation near the top of her class from the San Francisco Law School. She has practiced in the State of California for twenty years and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Ms. Parmenter is an avid consumer protection advocate. In addition to her own practice, Ms. Parmenter has also served as:
National Image, Inc. ~ Corporate Legal Counsel;
San Francisco Sheriff's Department ~ Assisting Directing Attorney for Prisoners Legal Services;
San Francisco Law Library ~ Law Librarian / Legal Research.
While at the San Francisco Law School, Ms. Parmenter earned:
Editorship of the esteemed Res Gestea Law Journal;
Represented her law school in the Roger Traynor Moot Court Competition;
Awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Contract Writing;
Awarded the Leon & Esther Memorial Scholarship - (awarded to students with highest class standing);
Awarded the Zach L. Memorial Scholarship;
Finalist in the San Francisco Law School Moot Court Competition;
Co-Chair - San Francisco Law School Moot Court Board.
Ms. Parmenter was also a legal intern with the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender and with the East Bay Covenant of Berkeley, California. In addition, she volunteered with the Bar Association of San Francisco's Volunteer Legal Services Program.
As an attorney Ms. Parmenter has appeared as a guest speaker at several conventions and conferences. She has also appeared on television and been quoted in the newspaper in connection to her legal work.
Ms. Parmenter is active in pro bono efforts, and remains committed to advocating for the protection of, and the rights of the less advantaged and poor, especially those that are elderly. She does this within her practice and throughout the larger community.
Ms. Parmenter received her Bachelors degree in International Relations with minors in Urban Studies and Economics from the California State University at San Francisco. Upon graduation from her under graduate studies, Ms. Parmenter led a carreer in banking until she was admitted into law school.
Ms. Parmenter attended Presentation High School also in San Francisco. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ms. Parmenter is a native of San Francisco and continues to live in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and her 3 pet dogs.