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Jeannine Parker-Ross

Divorce and separation Attorney at Joliet, IL

4.0   44 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2003
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jeannine

Learn Jeannine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Attorney Jeannine Parker-Ross' practice is concentrated in all aspects of divorce and separation from the simple agreed divorce to complex financial issues or child custody issues.

    20 years

  2. Child custody
    Representing clients in all aspects of the child custody and visitation litigation. Ms. Parker-Ross also serves as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of the children.

    20 years

  3. Child abuse
    Ms. Parker-Ross has successfully represented several people that were erroneously 'indicated' as a child abuser or for child neglect in the Administrative Appeals process

    15 years

  4. Mediation
    Ms. Parker-Ross handles private mediations as well as accepts court appointments to serve as mediator.

  5. Adoption
    As an adoptive mother herself, Ms. Parker-Ross is well versed in adoption law.

    20 years

  6. Other


Attorney Jeannine Parker-Ross has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2003 and practices almost exclusively in the area of family law. Currently, Attorney Jeannine Parker-Ross is a partner at A MELTON LAW / J PARKER ROSS LAW in Joliet, Illinois.  Ms. Parker-Ross is a zealous advocate for her clients and recognizes that each case is unique. She will utilize her superior knowledge of the law and courts in Will County, Illinois to work with you to develop the best strategy for your case.      

Attorney Parker-Ross represents clients in the areas of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, DCFS Appeals, Guardianship, Orders of Protection and related family law matters. The initial 30-minute consultation is always free. 



Client's Choice 2018,2013
Client's Choice
2018 2013

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4.0 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Samantha | April 11, 2013
Highly recommend!!
Jeanne helped me through my divorce four years ago and has been there for every minor or major hiccup through the divorce, child support and custody issues. I have sent friends to her who she has done the same for. To this day I can still call her for anything and she remembers everything and treats me like I am her top priority. I would never use another attorney for anything. She not only is extremly professional but she is truly personable and puts children and their well being first.
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Posted by Walter | March 23, 2015
Jeannine is a great lawyer. I thank her for all her help.
Jeannine was great. I truly appreciate everything she did for my divorce case. She made a stressful, exhausting situation as painless as possible and I am extremely appreciative. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. She understood where I was coming from and she was in my corner the whole time to make sure I wasn't getting a raw deal. She always had open communication via telephone and email. I never felt like I was missing any information. I would chose Jeannine again in a heartbeat. I would also like to thank her secretary Georgia, who was extremely helpful in her own right. Thanks again for everything.
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Posted by Nancy | July 19, 2023
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Jeannine was wonderful and gave me what I asked for in my divorce case. She was very fair in her charges for my case and I definitely would hire her again if ever needed.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
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Got an Order of Protection against me dismissed!
A three-week emergency order of protection was put against me by my wife based on false allegations. Jeanine expertly fought my case and the order was dismissed within two weeks!
Posted by Andy | October 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations for Father of 3
Jeannine was an absolute Godsend for my family and I. When I had serious family matters in Will County, I happened to walk into her office and am so glad I did. I found myself in the middle of an ugly separation with untrue allegations. Jeannine and her team got to work immediately. Without going into details, Jeannine got my kids back at home quicker than I thought possible. I can’t express how grateful I am to have found Jeannine and her firm. Don’t hesitate to utilize her services for all your family related legal needs.
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Posted by Bea | August 9, 2019
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Helped so much with a bad situation
Jeannine from day one,amidst a total lack of response from opposing attorney, kept her cool,and professionalism. And all her hard work,along with excellent help from assistants in the law office,robyn,lisa,frank,amanda,Yvette,and more.. Made my total nightmare divorce and custody suite, Have a fair and just outcome.we prevailed ,with everything we asked for, and I know I can still go to Jeannine and her office assistants if a problem should arise.great team of professionals!!
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Posted by Maria | June 25, 2019
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I highly recommend Jeannine Parker-Ross , My divorce was fast and she worked with my schedule!
Posted by Amy | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Even though she works in the Joliet area, Ms. Parker-Ross helped me appeal a DCFS decision based out of Cook County. My case had some challenges and she was honest about that when I came to her. I truly appreciated that honesty. The outcome though was a success and the case was won!! I am so grateful for all the work she did for a very reasonable fee.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
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Brilliant and tenacious
I’ve had Jeanine and Megan for a very short time but they are a powerful team to be reckoned with. Detailed, extremely knowledgeable and strong advocates. I would highly recommend without hesitation along with Angela Henderson. If you are in Will County, these are the only attorneys to hire in my opinion.
Posted by Johnny | December 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Court Case
What can I say, I hired Ms. Ross to represent me in a case dealing with DCFS, She fought and proved my innocence, Ms.Ross wasn’t afraid to ask questions, she was straight forward and fair with her fee. I recommend her 100% if your in need of a good and honest lawyer you Nee to call Ms. Ross ASAP. Thanks you.
Posted by Erica | October 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Jeannie is an amazing lawyer. I have used her for my divorce, Order of Protection, and motions post divorce. She is very knowledgeable, and prepared to handle anything that comes her way. I would HIGHLY recommend her as a divorce attorney.
Posted by Mike | October 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and courteous, very knowledgeable about family and divorce law. Always keeps my best interest in mind. Answers my calls or calls me back as soon as possible. I would definitely recommend her as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was very pleased working with Jeannine and I would definitely recommend her services to others. She's very caring and understanding.
Posted by Ann | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jeannine Parker-Ross
She was great. Helped me every step of the way! All my questions were answered by her or her assistant quickly
Posted by Robin | September 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable and Child Focused
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!
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Posted by Rp | August 30, 2017
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Honest and efficient
Jeannine was honest and efficient on fees and on doing a good job in a custody case .thank you
Posted by Michael | September 30, 2014
Highly reccomend Jeannine Parker-Ross
Jeannine has provided excellent representation for me. She is responsive and kept me informed of my options at every step.
Posted by Curtis | September 22, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Jeannine Parker-Ross has been my lawyer for several matters over the years. I have had other lawyers before but I would not use anyone else now. She always told me what the law says and let me know when I was unrealistic. She helped me get visits with my kids and got me a decent financial package.
Posted by Shelly | September 16, 2013
Great attorney! Great results!
Jeannine represented me in my divorce. I was married for over 20 years. Jeannine fought for my rights and came out with a settlement I was very happy with. Jeannine was ethical and got me through a difficult time. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Stacey | June 19, 2013
Divorce & Mediation
Jeannine Parker-Poss was helpful throughout an uncomfortable process with a divorce. Upon the final decision from the judge, she was able to work magic to seemlessly make a difficult situation doable. Furthermore, I recommended her to two other colleagues and she was able to mediate and conclude their divorce procedures as well. I have recently come back to her for advice on a different matter and she openly offers legal suggestions.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Grotta & Associates, PC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney & Mediator
  • Parker-Ross Law & Mediation Services
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Schenk, Duffy, Carey, Ford & Mazzone
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Attorney - Law Clerk
  • O'callaghan & Colleagues, PC
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Case Work Supervisor
  • Evangelical Child & Family Agency
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Child Protective Investigator
  • Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services
  • 1995 - 1998
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  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • MA - Masters of Social Work
  • 1992
  • Illinois State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • DCFS Administrative Appeal/Custody
  • All allegations dismissed and father obtained custody.


  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Will County Bar Association Family Law Seminar
  • Handout on Working with DCFS for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Will County Bar Association Family Law Seminar
  • Working with DCFS for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Mediation Training with Impaired Individuals
  • Mediation
  • 2015
  • Training for Guardian Ad Litems
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (15)
Endorse Jeannine
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeannine is a compassionate and zealous advocate. She's highly intelligent and a formiddable attorney."
Child abuse Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Parker-Ross is an intelligent and passionate advocate. She diligently works to do what is best for her clients. I refer any client with a DCFS investigation to Ms. Parker-Ross."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeannine is a great attorney, mediator and Guardian ad Litem. She is also excellent at DCFS appeals."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mrs. Parker-Ross is an excellent attorney. She is reasonable, thoughtful, and honest. She zealously advocates for her clients while maintaining good relationships with her opposition."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is considered one of the best attorneys in will county by her peers!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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