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Darren L. Meade

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About Darren L. Meade


With his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law (1994), Attorney Meade passed the Ohio Bar Exam in the 99th percentile for Criminal Law and in the 90th percentile for Constitutional Law. Since then, Attorney Meade has grown his knowledge of Criminal Law by actively using and enhancing his skills through being an active voice for those within the community. A 27-year Veteran of Criminal Law, Darren’s career spans 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. In 2016, Attorney Meade partnered with Attorney Kelly Parks to open Parks and Meade Law Firm in order to help those who have been accused and in need of expert help, care, and understanding in the Central Ohio area. No matter what the circumstance, Attorney Meade has the experience, and passion to help you with your criminal legal matters.

Area of practice

Criminal Defense Law
Criminal Civil Litigation

Bar Admission Memberships:

  • Ohio Bar: 1994; 99th Percentile: Criminal Law; 90th Percentile: Constitutional Law
  • Pennsylvania Bar: 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio: 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit: 1998


  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Vindicator Publications Committee
  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association

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Kelly C. Parks

About Kelly C. Parks

Since earning his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in 2011, Attorney Parks has grown his wealth of knowledge by becoming an expert in Domestic Family Law, Estate planning, and Probate. Beginning in the Public Defender field, Attorney Parks has quickly worked his way into the Private Law Sector, partnering with Attorney Meade to open Parks and Meade Law Firm in 2016. He has successfully helped many families within Ohio achieve resolutions by skillfully mediating and negotiating between parties for a resolution that leaves both sides satisfied. Over the last 10 years, Attorney Parks has helped others navigate through difficult and confusing life events. From assisting families through a difficult divorce, establishing a custody agreement, adopting a child, to helping clients plan for their future through the creation of living wills and last testaments. Attorney Parks can guide you through many of life’s unexpected events so that you can achieve further peace and success within your life.

Area of practice

Bar Admission Memberships:

  • Ohio Bar Admission: 11/7/2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. 06/29/2012


  • Columbus Bar Foundation
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Contact information

Parks and Meade Attorneys at Law | Columbus, OH

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