State Bar of Georgia
Supreme Court of Ohio
Juris Doctor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wittenberg University
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.
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.
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.