Douglas Todd Paris, Sr. (Todd Paris) was born and raised in Salisbury, NC where his family has lived for many generations. He graduated from East Rowan Senior High in 1980 where he was active in football and theatre. Todd was also involved in many community activities such as Boy Scouts of America where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

At UNC-Charlotte he earned a B.A. in Political Science and History in 1984 and then graduated from the University of Chapel Hill with a law degree in 1987.

Todd worked throughout high school, college, and law school. He has been employed at a variety of places such as Service Distributing Gas Co. and Sam's Car Wash in Salisbury as well as Owens-Illinois box plant in Spencer, NC. His experiences have helped make him the "every man's" attorney.

Todd has served as an attorney in Rowan and Cabarrus counties for over 25 years. Formerly, he worked with the Rowan-Cabarrus District Attorney’s Office; Donald L. Weinhold, PA; Wallace and Whitley, PA; and Wallace and Graham, PA. He has successfully operated his own practice for a number of years.

The Paris law firm is located at 113 East Council Street in Salisbury, less than a block from the courthouse.

Todd has always been a strong supporter of the City of Salisbury and Rowan County. He is known around town for his support and patronage of the downtown restaurants and stores to help keep downtown strong.

He has one son, Douglas T. Paris, Jr., who has a Masters in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.


  • Piedmont Players Theatre
  • Member of Rowan County Wildlife Assn.
  • Member Fulton Masonic Lodge #99
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