Who We Are
Who We Are
Parks and Meade is a small law firm made up of two attorneys and their staff. Attorney Kelly Parks and Attorney Darren Meade rely on a small client base in order to keep their workload concentrated and dedicated. Each client’s issues, whether they be in Family Law or Criminal Defense, become the focus of activities.
Kelly Parks and Darren Meade are committed to working with their clients to insure an experience that relieves the anxiety and pressure that comes with navigating through the courts and the legal system. Your problem isn’t “just another case” to us–we know it affects your life, and we’ll give you the best legal representation available to solve it.
meet our Team
Darren L. Meade
A veteran of Criminal Law, Darren’s career spans nearly 30 years as Prosecutor, Public Defender and Criminal Defense Attorney. His energy, tenacity, intelligence, quick-wit and experience give him an edge over most attorneys. He has tried hundreds of jury trials and even argued (successfully!) in front of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Kelly C. Parks
JACOB D. BECKER
ATTORNEY DANIEL GURTNER
Attorney Daniel Gurtner is an attorney specializing in all matters related to domestic relations and family law as well as estate and probate law. He has over 14 years experience and has served as a presenter at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Alan J. Pfeuffer
Alan J. Pfeuffer is serving as Co-Counsel for the Law Firm of Parks and Meade on many of their Federal Criminal Defense Cases. He has a background in law enforcement and federal public defense and as a solo practitioner in federal criminal cases.
Kelly C. Parks
Our Legal Team
Heidi Steinke Meade
Heidi is our Law Office Practice Manager. Heidi handles day-to-day operations of the firm and ensures that our clients have a pleasant experience in what is often the most challenges times of their lives. As she says her opening letter to new clients, “remember, we are here to alleviate the stress of navigating the courts”. Heidi can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Rachel is the dedicated paralegal for Attorney Kelly Parks and has been with our team for over six years. Her role is to be our clients liaison to the courts and ensuring the cases run as smoothly as possible. She can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Shawn joined our Team in 2021 as our full time Intake Specialist. He is the one of the first people that you will meet when calling our firm. After working decades for the Attorney General’s Office, Shawn became our lead liaison to potential new clients. With an empathetic ear, Shawn gathers the information needed to get you to the right attorney….right in time. Shawn can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Barbara Velasco, a paralegal in our Criminal Division, delivers upbeat professionalism in an area of law that is often filled with urgency and trauma. Her ability to quickly triage tasks, matters, phone calls and filings into action create a smooth running practice for the attorneys. Barb can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Robin is our firm’s Legal Secretary and one of the first individuals that you will encounter when visiting or calling our firm. Her wide base of knowledge and her calm demeanor help you get to the right person in the right time. With a law firm that practices both Family Law and Criminal Defense, timeliness and the ability to maintain a peaceful, professional atmosphere are Robin’s strengths! She can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Christine Retherford is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal and is in our Criminal Division. With over 15 years of experience, Christine brings so much to the team: meticulous files, professional interactions with courts and clients and camaraderie to the workplace. She can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Rachel Lewinsky Young
Rachel is a paralegal in our Criminal Division and acts as our funnel for the constant influx of information which comes with this area of practice. Her ability to quickly decipher where information needs to be delivered makes her a key member of our team. She can be reached at Contact Me Today.
Kriss is the dedicated paralegal for Attorney Daniel Gurtner. She is a Ohio State Bar Certified Paralegal, making her a valuable resource for both the clients and the Attorneys. She can be reached at Contact Me Today.