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Chantá Parker


Chantá Parker was recently tapped to build a client-centered, holistic public defender office in Wayne County, Michigan. In her role as Managing Director of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit, Chantá has overseen the hiring, training, and space development for the new office which is scheduled to begin case intake later this fall. Chantá has over ten years of criminal defense experience, having worked as a supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice of the Legal Aid Society’s Brooklyn office, and as a felony trial attorney with the Orleans Public Defenders. Chantá is a leader and trainer with Gideon’s Promise and serves as the board secretary of the Essie Justice Group.