Afton J. Paris

Phone: (215) 988-2952 (215) 988-2952


Afton J. Paris advises insurance industry clients in the area of life insurance litigation.

Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, during her third year of law school, Afton worked as a clinic student advocate at the Appellate & Supreme Court Clinic, where she prepared briefs and case documents in constitutional appeals and delivered oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Afton also worked for Judge Raymond Jackson in the Eastern District of Virginia, as a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, and as a research assistant for Professor Allison Orr Larsen, analyzing en banc decisions from federal courts of appeals. She was a lead articles editor of the William & Mary Law Review and a symposium issue editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and she served as chief justice of the William & Mary Moot Court Team. She was a summer associate for Drinker Biddle in 2018.


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2019, cum laude, Order of the Barristers, William & Mary Law Review – Lead Articles Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy – Symposium Issue Editor
  • Oklahoma Christian University, B.S., 2015, magna cum laude

Afton's Areas of Focus