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Penny A. Parker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Plymouth, MI

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Kecskes, Gadd & Parker, P.C.

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Penny

Learn Penny’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Change of custody as well as change of parenting time. Also dealing with change of domicile or moving out of state. Issues involving extra-curricular activities, religious education, medical decisions and school choice.

    17 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Handling divorces with or without children, both contested and uncontested, including high conflict matters regarding custody and parenting time as well as marital estates with significant assets. Post judgment issues including enforcement also.

    17 years

  3. Child support
    20%
    Establishment of support as well as modifications and enforcement.

    17 years

  4. Family
    20%
    Handling all areas of family law: prenuptial agreements, divorce, child custody (without marriage), child support (establishment and enforcement), post judgment issues, parenting time and more.

    17 years

COMPASSION AND EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST CHALLENGING FAMILY CASES. CALL ME FOR A PERSONAL CONSULTATION.

Penny Parker was drawn to the field of law during her parents’ divorce and witnessed firsthand the callous and uncaring nature of some very expensive attorneys.

She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she worked at various university jobs and was an active member of Chi Omega Sorority, acting first as House Manager and then as President. Majoring in Economics, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and then decided to travel the world before pursuing a graduate degree.

After living in Australia for a year she then made her way through Asia and Europe and back home to the United States, where she began law school at the University of Detroit.

Her first 7 years of practice were with a private firm that focused on insurance defense, representing major insurance companies (State Farm, Allstate, Farm Bureau). The world of tort reform had her managing a heavy caseload, while trying many cases one after another throughout Metro Detroit. It was invaluable experience.

Following the birth of her first child, she took a sabbatical and later joined forces with fellow attorney, Keith Kecskes, as a partner of Kecskes, Gadd & Parker, PC.

Her practice is now focused on general civil litigation and all aspects of family law.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
2021

Location

Kecskes, Gadd & Parker, P.C.

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Ms. Parker is my second attorney in what has turned out to be a very painful high conflict custody matter spanning almost three years. She will fight for you and is a great attorney. The differences between her and my first lawyer is like night and day. I would recommend her to anyone, especially those who need legal services for a lengthy amount of time(i.e until kid(s) are 18!) She is very intelligent and caring. She also returns your calls promptly. I'm not angry about paying legal bills anymore, because she is worth it and her work is exceptional.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2016
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The best!
I went to Penny to change parenting time from an ugly divorce 3 years ago. She has changed my life for the better because my children are happy. Loved how she was so nice and answered all of my questions, even stupid ones, and never made me feel dumb. I believe she really cares about her clients. My ex and I get along better because of her which sounds crazy but it's true. I recommend her to everyone and my super picky father now uses her for his business issues.
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Posted by Vanessa | February 15, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
Thank you for all your help during the difficult process of a divorce. Penny was very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. She was exceptional with the financial aspects, especially with the division of IRA accounts. It was so reassuring knowing she was in my corner. Thank you!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
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Penny Parker
I had the opportunity to be represented by Penny Parker. She handled my situation with respect, understanding, and a wealth of knowledge. I had never been in a situation like this before, Penny Parker made me feel comfortable and confident that the case would be handled properly- placing my child first above anything. I thank you for all your hard work. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
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Posted by Kelly K. | January 3, 2022
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Excellent lawyer and team!
Penny represented me during the most difficult time of my life. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. She stood confidently by my side through the entire process of my divorce. Penny always answered my phone calls and when she was unavailable her team was right on it. They listened to me endlessly and answered all of my questions. Penny fought for me and I feel like I would not have been able to get through that time of my life had it not been for her. I would hands down, recommend Penny and her team at GKP to anyone that is going through the unfortunate process of divorce. Penny will represent you with the utmost professionalism while still giving you the feeling like you have known her for years!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2022
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Review of Penny Parker
Penny Parker handled my divorce with the utmost of professionalism and knowledge. What I liked best however was her willingness to work with the emotional side of the proceedings. I was the defendant in my case and had to deal with some twists and turns. Ms. Parker listened with empathy and knew how to mix this with her legal background to provide the best outcome possible for me. I would recommend Ms. Parker to handle divorce cases especially where minor children are involved.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2022
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The best!
Penny has been absolutely amazing dealing with my complicated custody case. Not only was she patient with our constant need to return to court but she was always on top of every last detail, always prepared to fight for my child and had contingency plans for our contingency plans. She was well researched and made sure to double/triple check our options as we continued the process. Custody cases and messy and emotional and just plan hard and Penny was always patient and kind in keeping me calm and focused while standing firm in the court room. She has always and still does put our safety first and even though we have moved out of state, she still helps to guide me if and when I have questions and concerns finding representation moving forward. I feel fully supported and not being able to have her as my lawyer is the only downside to our move. Penny truly cares about her clients and I couldn’t be more thankful for what she has done to protect my kiddo and myself!
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Posted by Danny | December 31, 2021
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Penny Parker
Penny was great from start to finish. Extremely knowledgeable and well prepared for our cases. She has done 2 cases for me and I couldn’t of found someone with here level of expertise and knowledge in my custody cases. It was a pleasure to be represented by Penny and her TEAM as the whole law firm works together as a team to ensure your getting the best representation and expertise advice. Thanks Penny you will always be at the top of my list for referral to friends and family that may need legal advice or represented.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
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You got this ...
Penny was recommended to me by two friends and another lawyer when I needed new representation in 2016 for custody issues. Since then I have also referred at least four friends that have used her for their custody cases. My situation has been complicated and not only Penny, but the whole firm has taken care of my case over time. It's tough to find a lawyer with the amount of empathy she has for her clients. She really cares about you and your children. I've been so fortunate to have her in my corner for some of the hardest battles of my life. If you're not sure ... call her for a consultation. You'll see what I mean when you talk to her.
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Posted by Amy | December 29, 2021
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Highly recommend
I hired Penny Parker in 2020 to represent me in my divorce proceedings. From our first meeting, she was professional and empathetic to my situation. Penny was honest with me and had my best interest at heart. She fought for me, my son and my future. I was very pleased with her staff and their response time. I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by Andrea | December 29, 2021
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Fantastic Family Legal Representation By Penny Parker
I was referred to Penny Parker by a friend. I had been working thru delicate co-parenting issues post divorce and I needed some help to improve the current situation. Penny was absolutely wonderful to work with. She truly cared about me and my son. She took the fear away of making difficult decisions and I was able to focus on my legal rights as a parent. I was very pleased of my outcome which in turn I believe has made me a better parent. Penny listens, cares and advises based on what is right for each client. I have referred family and friends to Penny and her firm. I also want to mention her support team is amazing as well!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2021
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5 stars +
Ms. Parker is a smart, level headed lawyer who gets even the most complicated issue resolved. My case went on for 2 years and she never gave up. I ended up getting everything owed to me and my self respect! She never uttered a bad word-just used her knowledge of the law to win at each and every motion thrown at her!
Posted by Corrie | June 12, 2014
Thank you!
Recently, Penny along with other individuals at her firm, helped me through a most difficult divorce. From the first moment I met her to discuss my situation, Penny was compassionate, professional, and supportive. Her dedication to my case was evident throughout the year-long ordeal. She was always there to answer any questions, and I felt secure in the fact that they would take care of everything. Her support staff is one in a million too! They consistently took care of all the little details which allowed me to focus on rebuilding a new foundation for myself and my kids. The firm’s consideration of my circumstances will forever be appreciated. Thank you! If ever I need assistance in the future, my first call will be to Penny!
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2012
Child Custody Matter
Penny & her firm represent me in a child custody dispute. I believe she has gone above and beyond when seeking out information and facts. She fought for what is right for my children, and was available to me whenever I needed her. I only wish I would have had her represent me in the divorce. Not only was I client but she treated me like a friend. This hasn't been a easy process for the kids or I but when it comes to having appear in court, she has her facts together & is able to speak eloquently and defend me with the correct information. I still utilize her service & have referred other friends who are in a similar (not as crazy) situation as I am in to their firm and all have been satisfied with their services...
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2009
Highly recomment
If you need an attorney for anything, call her. She handled a business dispute for my company and swiftly resolved it. I've called her at all hours and she never hesitated to respond to me in a timely manner. Smart and personable.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2009
Client Review
Ms. Parker is professional, yet personable. Shedid a great job handling a complicated insurance matter for my company. I have referred her a number of clients and all have nothing but positive reports.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kecskes, Gadd & Parker, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kecskes, Silver & Gadd, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Keith Kecskes
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Moblo & Fleming, P.C.
  • 1994 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Plymouth Divorce and separation Lawyer Penny A. Parker
Penny A. Parker
Divorce and separation Attorney
Plymouth, MI
Licensed for 29 years
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