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Mr. Parker has an exclusively litigation oriented practice and engages in all aspects of matrimonial law, including divorce, custody, visitation, and support. Due to his background as a former Peoria County prosecutor and Peoria and Cook County assistant public defender, he also practices plaintiffs' personal injury and criminal defense.
Notable Cases and Results:
First-degree murder, People v. Cheryl Bishop, 1997, Henry County, Illinois. Mr. Parker represented the defendant through trial, and she was found not guilty of murder
Estate of Fred Manchester v. Santa Fe Railroad and City of Chillicothe, settled out of court for a substantial wrongful death settlement in 1998
(Due to the anticipated privacy considerations of his divorce clientele, no divorce titles are included)
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1983.
Hourly Rate: $350
Retainer: Varies upon case.
Date of Birth: 1951
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law--Illinois Institute of Technology,J.D., 1976
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Law Review; Bar and Gavel Society Award for distinguished performance
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.A., 1973
Professionals and business owners in all aspects of divorce litigation
Private practice, Parker & Halliday
Assistant public defender for Peoria County
Peoria County State's Attorney's Office
Assistant public defender for Cook County
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Peoria County Bar Association, 1977-present
Chair of several committees
Illinois State Bar Association, 1977-present
Chair of several committees
Abraham Lincoln Inns of Court, Clarence Darrow Inns of Court
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
The Best Attorneys Network®
Who's Who Among American Lawyers
"Top Injury Lawyers of Illinois," Chicago Lawyer Magazine
"The Top 50 Attorneys in Downstate Illinois," Leading Lawyers Magazine- Consumer Edition
Mr. Parker is a member of the Clara Barton Society of the American Red Cross and previous recipient of the Red Cross National Certificate of Merit in 1996 for his efforts in saving the life of a drowning woman off the coast of Florida in that year. His leisure time typically finds him in the woods on the family farms, where conservation projects, canoeing, and an incorrigible Labrador keep him active.
Parker & Parker has Peoria roots. The attorneys grew up here, and it is our community. We approach each case with respect for everyone involved. Integrity and professionalism starts when clients first walk in the door. We recognize that clients come to us in times of emotional and physical troubles. While we are always ready to aggressively argue their cases in court, our attorneys are equally skilled in negotiation and achieving resolutions without fighting. We approach each case as counsel, working out the best solution for our clients' lives. We are proudest when we earn their respect and thanks. No matter the case-- big or small-- Parker & Parker gives personal attention to each. Often the attorneys work together. The firm prides itself on a reputation for honesty and integrity, established by years of hard work practicing in Central Illinois. We truly care about every individual client.
Drew and Rob Parker are father and son. Rob Parker is licensed in Federal Court, also practicing as a part-time Federal Public Defender in the Central District of Illinois. Prior to graduating law school, he worked at the Missouri Attorney General and the St. Louis Public