About The Founder, Maryam Parman

Maryam Parman has been a quiet philanthropist throughout her career, giving primarily to organizations that help children and their families. She currently serves as a board member for various nonprofit organizations and has long dreamed of starting her own foundation that will uniquely help catastrophically injured children heal from their injuries.

Maryam is the managing partner of a personal injury law firm in Southern California. Her practice focuses solely on injury and death cases resulting from automobile accidents, premises liability, and products liability. Maryam has represented thousands of injured children pro bono throughout her career; and has dreamt of starting a nonprofit foundation to help children heal from their injuries since she attended law school.

She serves as the President of the Foundation and is devoted to helping as many children as possible. She believes that the Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children will change the lives of America’s most important and treasured asset, our children.

Story of The Foundation

The Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation providing various forms of aid to injured children and their families. Each child’s needs are assessed before an individualized funding and treatment plan is formed.

Our Founder, through her work representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, sees children who have experienced a catastrophic injury often times not get the compensation they need in order to cover their medical expenses or necessary future medical care. She decided to do something about this problem by founding The Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children, a foundation that will solely focus on funding healthcare services and providing mobility accommodations to children in need.

The families of these injured children need to make large purchases and life-style adjustments to cope with these injuries, which can put a serious financial strain on families. Our Founder decided to take action and help these families by founding MPFIC in hopes to change lives, one child at a time.

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Executive Team


Executive Director

Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Irvine. She worked in personal injury law for four years before attending Whittier Law School to study law. While in law school, Taylor received a Certificate in Children and Family Law and spent two semesters working in the Special Education Clinic advocating for children with special needs. She led the nonprofit organization, Whittier Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation, for two years and realized her determination to work for a nonprofit. She earned her Juris Doctorate and is a member of the Bar in the state of California. Before working in nonprofit, Taylor worked in civil litigation for a law firm that represented public entities. Taylor enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She also loves to play soccer, snowboard, and travel as much as she can.

The Foundation Board


Maryam Parman

By the time Maryam entered law school at Western University, she knew what she wanted to do once she got her Juris Doctor. As an undergraduate studying pre-med at the University of California, Irvine, she’d developed an awareness of human injury and knew that she wanted to help people who have been physically harmed, especially children. She decided she would be able to help children by becoming a lawyer. Since launching her career in 1998, Maryam has done just that by focusing her practice solely on assisting injured people in recovering from these terrible injuries.

Maryam’s own practice continues to focus solely on injury and death cases resulting from automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, elder abuse, police brutality, animal attacks, and construction-site accidents. She has achieved numerous significant results for her clients. In her spare time, Maryam enjoys spending time with her young son, exercising, and reading about new legal developments in personal injury.


James K. Liddle

James K. Liddle, CPA is a Tax Director – Vice President at First American Trust, FSB in Santa Ana, California. First American Trust, FSB provides investment management and Trust Services for individuals, families, foundations, endowments, corporations, and other business entities.

James received his B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University. He began his career in public accounting for twelve years followed by his current position of over twenty years with First American Trust, FSB. James is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the California Society of CPA’s. James, who has three adult children, currently resides in the City of Orange. James is an avid golfer and supports his wife Lynn with her passion of everything equestrian.


John C. Carpenter

John Carpenter was raised in Los Angeles County by his hard-working mother, who held two jobs to support him. His mother married a lawyer named Greg Larson when he was in fourth-grade, and Greg quickly became a father to John. John’s father Greg is the most influential person in his life, and he believes that he is the man he is today because of him. John is very passionate about the welfare of children, having two youngsters of his own. He waited to start a family so he could ensure he would have plenty of time to spend with his children; Charlotte who was born in March of 2011, and Jack who was born in November of 2016. Although John has had a successful and fulfilling career, getting married and having children is the absolute best part of his life. In John’s spare time, he enjoys the ocean, sailing, and surfing.

John is an experienced jury trial lawyer and a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. He prides himself on trying tough but meritorious cases and started his career trying cases other law firms had rejected. He knows how to try tough cases and get good results. In 2017, John was nominated, “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the prestigious Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.


Spyro Kemble

Recognized as an industry innovator and thought leader in the world of real estate, Spyro Kemble has earned a reputation for excellence. His unwavering dedication has allowed him to flourish throughout the ebbs and flows in real estate, and today he enjoys being able to mentor future generations. It also effectively positioned him for his current role as the President of the Newport Beach Association of Realtors. Additionally, Spyro shares his expertise with real estate professionals across the nation as a featured speaker at industry driven conferences like the C.A.R. Expo, and as a Contributing Writer to Inman.com.

Married to the love of his life Tracy, and residing in Newport Beach with their beloved Samoyed “Apollo”, Spyro enjoys living and working in beautiful, coastal Orange County, California. Together, Tracy and Spyro are active philanthropists for the WIN Foundation. Spyro serves as a Board Member for the non-profit organization which seeks to provide assistance to abused women while fostering self-esteem recovery, in addition to his work with the Maryam Parman Foundation.

Having attended UCLA, studying economics and finance, Spyro is a proud Bruin fan. In college, he was on the wrestling team where his competitive nature was sharpened. In his free time, Spyro can often be found enjoying a fine cigar, glass of scotch, and throughout the year at his vacation home in the Greek Isles.

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