Parker & Parker has a long history in the Peoria area, dating back 33 years to its inception as Parker & Halliday. In 2012, partners Drew and Rob Parker established the new law firm of Parker & Parker. Since 1980, the firm has handled a wide range of cases, including high-profile murder defenses, fatal car accidents, lawsuits against railroads, and multi-million dollar divorces.


History-624x329With Rob Parker’s arrival in 2009, the practice expanded into new areas of litigation. Serious nursing home neglect cases are now a focal point. Theresa Rahe Hardesty became of counsel to the firm in 2012; having handled more than 3500 adoptions, her experience in the adoption field far surpasses that of any other Central Illinois attorney. Her credentials and adoption resources have broadened the firm’s practice into all areas of adoption law.


Thanks to the combined strengths of its attorneys, Parker & Parker is a versatile and well-respected law firm. Today it handles complex family law cases, such as contested adoption, custody and visitation matters, high net-worth divorces, and multifaceted interstate and international adoptions. It is equally proficient in the area of personal injury work, particularly with wrongful death and nursing home neglect lawsuits. As always, the firm continues to represent clients in legal matters of all types and sizes.