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Tara R. Parker

Child custody Attorney at Flint, MI

4.8   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Tara

Learn Tara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    In establishing child custody, it is important to address Michigan’s 12 best Interest of the Child Factors, which are taken into consideration by the judge when he or she makes a determination on your case. Give me a call today to discuss your needs.

  2. Criminal defense
    When a person is charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense it is a stressful time not only for that person but also for his or her loved ones. Legal representation at the earliest stages of the process can have a substantial impact on the outcome.

  3. Divorce and separation
    One of the more emotionally charged areas of law. I provide comprehensive family law services focused on divorce and child custody. The length of time it takes to complete the divorce process will vary. Contact my office today to get started.

  4. Estate planning

  5. Litigation
    Providing high-quality legal counsel to clients facing a civil trial. I know that not every case is bound for litigation, and that the process is not for every client. That is why I provide personalized legal counsel for each of my clients.

  6. Expungement
    The impact of having a criminal history cannot be taken lightly. It can raise significant obstacles in gaining meaningful employment, receiving financial aid for educational pursuits, entering into certain professional careers and more.

  7. Lawsuits and disputes


Hello!  My name is Tara R. Parker.  I entered the legal profession because I wanted to be in a position where my job would allow me to help people.  And, what better place to help people than in the legal arena?  A courtroom can be a particularly intimidating setting for the average citizen and, further, the occasion a person has to stand before a judge often is the result of a highly stressful event such as a divorce, criminal charge, breach of contract, etc.  On top of that, the outcome of a person’s interaction with the court system can have a substantial impact on the future of that individual as well as those close to him or her.  Legal representation can play a significant role in reducing stress, ensuring that proper procedures are followed, and allowing a client’s voice to be heard and his or her rights zealously fought for!



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4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Samuel | November 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tara Parker is an excellent Attorney she handle my case with the best of her abilities and she represented me well. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It wasn't a "chance", it was a gut feeling . . .
And, I always follow my gut! I found Ms. Parker through Avvo coincidentally, and my gut told me to hire her. I, of course, shopped around, and something kept telling me to get ahold of Ms. Parker. She returned my phone call, we spoke of my need for an attorney, and she immediately scheduled a consultation. She was professional, matter of fact, and kept in communication the whole length of court proceedings. Ms. Parker also produced a phenomenal brief in support of the motion she filed on my behalf. This is no-doubt the reason for the positive outcome. Ms. Parker achieved the results I was looking for, and without hesitation, I would recommend her to anybody. I could not be any happier.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer
Ms. Parker got me everything i deserved and needed for my son and i to be safe and happy with thia divorce. Kind hearted, understanding, straight to the point. Would highly recommend if you ate looking for a kind, edicated, and driven lawyer
Posted by STEPHEN | February 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Separation including minor children
I was in a rough spot once my divorce started. I honestly didn't know where to turn to. I found Tara Parker online and requested a meeting. I briefed her on how everything started out for me. My Ex-Wife ran off with my children, without me knowing, accused me of things that I would never do, and wouldn't let me know where my children were, and if they were ok. My daughter is autistic and was taken out of Therapy for a lengthy time, my son was taken out of school and wasn't enrolled into school until 4 weeks later. Tara Parker and Amy Koshy helped me out so much. I was on the losing end, paying an exuberant amount of child and spousal support, the courts willingly gave her the kids, and it seemed like I was a total loss. Tara Parker and Amy Koshy assured me to hold my head up high, be strong, and the courts will decide the right thing in the end. A lot of new information was brought into light, I was able to start seeing my kids, and In the end, due to the grueling 1 year battle of this divorce, I got my children back, permanently. The case was flipped and I definitely cried at the news when I was told by Amy. God Bless these two, and for all they have done. They definitely give Fathers a fighting chance to see and have their children again! Thank You.
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Posted by Sherry simmonds | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Tara Parker is an amazing attorney. She guided me through a very challenging case for me. She helped me to negotiate a distressful divorce. After meeting with Tara a few times and going over my case I felt ready I would get a fair outcome. And she did exactly that!! Even his attorney made the comment that I had a great attorney. She also has an amazing assistant-Amy! My family and I are so thankful for both of them. They are very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
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Posted by Lucy | May 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Tara Parker for representation if you are going thru a divorce. She is excellent at sorting through complicated cases. Her no-nonsense, no-drama-engaging style of representation served our family well. She was the second lawyer that was hired, and many people tried to instill fear about switching over from the first lawyer. IT WAS THE BEST MOVE THAT WE COULD HAVE EVER MADE. Ms. Parker picked up this case and very quickly got the best outcome possible. She is beyond fair, in her pricing. I thank God for instilling Tara Parker's passion to help people navigate thru the justice system. She is in the profession for the right reasons.
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Posted by Lisa | November 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I was very happy with Tara's legal advice and services. I will refer others to her in the future. She was responsive, friendly and professional.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Parker was very helpful and professional. She was able to handle my matter quickly, and exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Dessiree | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very supportive, real and understanding. I was going through a rough situation and felt so alone and lost. She helped me work through everything. Helped me through my tears and made me realize I was was going to live through the situation.
Posted by William | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Around
Attorney Parker handled a criminal law matter for me. I was charged with 6 felonies and the attorney I had before her tried to get me to take several pleas even though I told him I didn't want too take any pleas. He was reluctant to file any motions on my behalf and the 2 times I was able to set up an appointment with him he only wanted to talk about me taking a deal. I found Attorney Parker online and after reading her reviews I decided to give her a call. She met with me and after our meeting she went and got the police report. She found several possible issues with police report and the stop. I retained her for a very reasonable amount. We had the preliminary exam and Attorney Parker did an amazing job but it was still bound over to Circuit Court. Once it got to Circuit court Attorney Parker filed several motions and based on the preliminary hearing (the same one my previous Attorney was trying to get me to waive) the case was thrown out!!!!! If I could give her a 1000-star rating I would!!!!
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Posted by Marilyn | March 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Tara Parker is an extraordinary lawyer! My 22 year old son was charged with 4 felonies and was facing prison time. In the end, due to Ms. Parker's work, he had the felonies dropped down to 1 misdemeanor, no jail time, 1 year probation and, if he remains out of trouble for that year, the misdemeanor will be made non-public. The results were even better than we had hoped, she is phenomenal!
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Posted by Tarsha | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended...Strong and Caring
I highly recommend that Attorney Tara Parker is the best Attorney! Attorney Parker was caring and very thorough in preparing a timeline for me regarding a Harassment complaint I filed against my employer. She explained the process to me and was knowledgeable in advising me on how to move forward with my complaint. The result was in my favor, after I followed Attorney Parker's wise counsel. Thanks Attorney Parker !!!
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Posted by Jekeia | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Strong, Tenacious, Efficient
Ms. Parker was on top of everything from the start! We were mistreated by a used car salesman in a city far from our home. Ms. Parker took care of everything and even got an apology for us! We were very hurt and felt very disrespected by the treatment we received AFTER we paid for a vehicle that was sold to is under false pretenses...she used all of our communications with the dealership to point out their careless behavior and we walked away with much more than we asked. She is caring and pays close attention to the small details that we would not have known to look into. We appreciate her hard work!
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Posted by Danielle | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Efficient
I hired Attorney Parker to assist me with a custody issue that involved CPS, the case ended up growing into a larger issue and turned into three cases. Attorney Parker was able to assist me with all my cases and kept in contact with me to keep me up to date on the status of every issue. Attorney Parker was understanding, efficient, helpful, and assisted me in a victory with all my cases. She is a true advocate for her clients. I will definitely hire her in the future for any legal matters.
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Posted by Timothy | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Parker is an excellent attorney for my family litigation against the mother
Ms. Parker was an excellent attorney for my latest case involving the mother of my child. The mother continues to make it as difficult and as expensive for me to have parenting time with my son. Ms. Parker understood my situation after discussing the history. She put in the extra time to answer my questions whether on the phone or via. email. Since I am from out of state and can't get face to face time often, we were able to sit down the night before the court date to go over the situation and any details that cannot be explained in emails or texts. During the hearing, she was very direct and made it quite uncomfortable for the other party, including her lawyer. In the end, we ended up winning the prominent motion. She is perfect for fathers that cannot deal with a hostile mother. I would hope I would not need to hire her again, but given past history, I will probably be needing her services again sometime in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Tara was a great listener and very helpful with her legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I hired Atty Parker to represent me with my divorce as well as with a misdemeanor criminal charge. She was very knowledgeable with the handling of both matters. She was always willing to answer any questions that I had as clearly and concisely. She appeared at all of my court proceedings on time, very professional, and always ready to fight on my behalf. I would definitely recommend her or hire her again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job!!
I hired Tara Parker to handle the eviction of a tenant. She did an incredible job. Not only was she thorough, she was prompt and courteous and made the whole process painless. I will definitely retain her services again.
Posted by Sherrod | September 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommended!!!
I am glad I hired Tara Parker as my attorney. She was there for me all the way thru the whole case, stayed in contacted with me without even having to call her. I had a multiple felony case and looking at prison time, she kept me from going to prison and even got me time served for the county jail time. I would recommend her to anyone she is professional, on time and will fight all the way to the end. Fees is very reasonable and flexible. Thanks for the great work and making a way to keep me with my children.
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Posted by Walter | November 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Law Case
I was very happy with the support and professionalism I received from Tara Parker. In September I had contacted and acquire her services in order to piece together a detailed timeline and report of discrimination and workplace harassment that I had been receiving. She did an amazing job and I actually had my issues finally taking seriously. She communicated with me very quickly and even supported me during a meeting with HR. I highly recommend her services and I feel I was treated as a friend instead of just a client! She will be a star in her field.
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  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Tara R. Parker, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legal Aid
  • Legal Services Of Eastern Michigan
  • 2012 - 2015


  • University of Michigan, Flint
  • MA
  • 2015
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012


  • Genesee County Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Rated DUI Lawyers in Flint
  • Top Rated Experts
  • N/A


Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Tara
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara is a great criminal defense attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing her legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tara Parker is extremely thorough! She works diligently for her clients. She makes sure that every client regardless of income has the best possible legal defense. She works tirelessly to make sure that every Avenue is exhausted to defend her clients. An all around great attorney."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Attorney Parker for over a year. She was exceptionally reliable, thorough, professional, and efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any legal matter - she gets the job done, and is compassionate and zealous in her client-centered advocacy."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tara is a zealous advocate for all of her clients. She is very personable, approachable and has a good relationship with the court as well as a strong professional network with other attorneys in the trade. I would feel comfortable turning to Attorney Parker if I needed assistance with any personal legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Tara Parker. She is knowledgeable, tenacious and she zealously advocated for her clients. She is also trustworthy and will ensure your legal matter is handled with respect and dignity."
Criminal defense