Jon R. Parsons, founder of the Jon R. Parsons Law Firm in Palo Alto,
California, has provided legal services in the San Francisco Bay Area for
charitable and for-profit organizations, and has represented many reli-
gious entities in the U.S. and overseas. With an academic background
in Chinese and Indian Studies, Mr. Parsons received his Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of Illinois, and attended the University
of Chicago for his graduate studies. He received his Juris Doctor from
the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Mr. Parsons, a Mensa member, spearheaded Ananda’s defense in
court against Self-Realization Fellowship.