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Robert R. Parker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Peoria, IL

Parker & Parker
411 Hamilton Boulevard Suite 1900
Peoria, IL 61602-1193
Phone: 309-673-0069
Fax: 309-673-8791
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Family Law
Attorney Profile

A partner at Parker & Parker in Peoria, Illinois, Robert R. Parker focuses his practice in the areas of adoption, complex divorces with seven-figure estates, and nursing home neglect throughout the state. In 2013, he obtained the largest reported nursing home neglect settlement in Knox County, and his experience also includes murder trials, meth manufacturing and federal gang prosecutions, and international child abduction under the Hague Convention. 

Mr. Parker is one of about 500 Fellows admitted worldwide in the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Peoria County Bar Association, for which he has served on the Communications & Technology and Entertainment committees, and he is an active participant in the Chicago-based Public Interest Law Initiative, where he demonstrates his commitment to pro bono work. He is also a member of The Abraham Lincoln American Inn of Court. Mr. Parker has been a member of the Illinois Adoption Advisory Council and a lecturer in family law courses put on by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. 

Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Parker is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He is also a licensed statewide panel attorney for adoptions with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

In 2005, Mr. Parker earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Anthropology and Ahilosophy. He received his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2009. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Family Law
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Adoption


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

About Robert R. Parker

First Admitted: 2009, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), 2015 - ongoing
  • Peoria County Bar Association PILI: Public Interest Law Initiative (promoting pro bono work), 2013
  • Illinois Adoption Advisory Council, 2013
  • Member, Abraham Lincoln Inn of the American Inns of Court
  • Peoria County Bar Association Entertainment Committee, 2009
  • Member, Peoria County Bar Association
  • Chairman of PCBA Entertainment Committee, 2015
  • Peoria County Bar Association Communications and Technology Committee, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Third District Appellate Court
  • Illinois, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed in Federal Court as a CJA Panel Attorney
  • DCFS Adoption Panel Attorney, 2021

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, Major in Political Science and Minors in Anthropology and philosophy, 2005


  • Short v. Knox County Nursing Home $600,000 settlement for wrongful death because of nursing home neglect  , 2013
  • Special needs child abused by school personnel. Settlement confidential., 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Law Firm of the Year: recognized by the Peoria County Bar Association, Prairie State Legal Services, and Public Interest Law Initiative, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author contributor to the legal guide for other attorneys in the area of adoption, called Illinois Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Author, Court Procedure (Chapter 4) and Consumer Protection (Chapter 21), Illinois Continuing Legal Education, Adoption, 2020
  • Lecturer: Family Law, Continuing Legal Education Series, 2016


  • Number 9 among downstate Illinois lawyers recognized by Leading Lawyers, Top 10 Downstate Emerging Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, 2020
  • University of Illinois as a James Scholar, 2005
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Illinois, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015 - 2016
  • “Superb: 10.0” rating
  • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2015 - 2019

Industry Groups

  • Adoption
  • Nursing Home Neglect
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Office Location for Robert R. Parker

411 Hamilton Boulevard Suite 1900
Peoria, IL 61602-1193

Phone: 309-673-0069

Fax: 309-673-8791

Last Updated: 9/1/2022

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