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Bar Admissions: 

State Bar of Georgia

Supreme Court of Ohio 

 

Education: 

Juris Doctor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wittenberg University

 

Professional Affiliations:

Ohio State Bar Association 

Columbus Bar Association

John Mercer Langston Bar Association, (Solo/Small Firm Committee Chair)

Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

Meet Your Attorney

Hi, I’m Jalyn. Your LifeStyle-Driven Attorney. 

Why I became a lawyer….

My grandmother spoke being an attorney over my life at a young age. I wasn’t sure at first, but after working in public service, I became intrigued by the legal process and wanted to learn more. I worked in the Ohio Legislature as a Legislative Aide and the Court of Common Pleas as a Personal Bailiff.  I had a front row seat to the legal process and became passionate about impacting my community by understanding the law. I feel extremely blessed to be able to use my gifts to help others. 

 

What makes me different from other attorneys….

I am a connector. I am not so far removed from my clients that I can’t empathize or understand where they are coming from. This is not a large law firm where each case is a number and handed off to someone else. I build bonds that last even after the case is over.  I strive to balance compassion for their situation with assertiveness to fight for their rights. This is not just a career; being a lawyer is my calling. 

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Why I started The J. Parks Firm…

My first job after passing the bar took me to Corporate America.  I am so grateful for that opportunity and the chance to develop my business acumen.  By the same token, I knew that role was not for me. . Yes, the corporate world has endless perks and great exposure, but for me, I was no longer being fulfilled. I value authenticity and pouring into people. I was fed up with the status quo and not operating in my purpose, so this frustration catapulted me into starting The J. Parks Firm! I consider it a privilege to serve and help impact people's lives.

 

Fun Fact: 

If I wasn’t a lawyer, I’d be a stylist or fashion designer.  I love being creative! While studying for the bar, I opened an online vintage boutique and resold my thrift store finds. 

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