Attorney Jeannine Parker-Ross
Attorney Jeannine Parker-Ross joined A. Melton Law, P.C., as a partner in June 2017. Ms. Parker-Ross is a 2003 graduate from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. She was admitted to practice law that same year. Attorney Jeannine Parker-Ross has concentrated her practice in family law and DCFS appeals in Will County since 2004.
Ms. Parker-Ross is a zealous advocate for her clients. She recognizes that each case is unique and that each client has unique needs. She works with her clients to determine the best strategy for a given case and to move the same to the best possible outcome. Ms. Parker-Ross is an excellent negotiator and, when possible, will try to resolve your case. However, Ms. Parker-Ross is ready and able to zealously present your case to the court. She has taken divorce cases to hearing and/or trial with success. In fact, her first ever trial resulted in her client (a man) getting sole custody of his infant daughter. As one of her clients recently wrote:
"Jeannine not only helped me with an initial divorce filing and parental agreement, but I have been working with her over the past 7 years to enforce them. She gives honest feedback, has common sense (a top priority for me), is great at getting others to negotiate, and is not afraid to confront. She has good intuition about when we needed to stop negotiating and begin holding people accountable. She is a great ally!"
Attorney Parker-Ross also received a Master's of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor's of Social Work from Illinois State University. She has experience as a Child Protective Services Investigator and as a Social Work Supervisor in a foster care program. Attorney Parker-Ross brings this skill set and expertise to her work as an attorney. She is often appointed by the court as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) for minor children and as a Mediator.
Ms. Parker-Ross is available to represent clients in Dissolution of Marriage; Allocation of Parental Responsibilities and Parenting Time; child support, maintenance and other financial issues; Orders of Protection; paternity actions; guardianship and DCFS Appeals.