I first met Steve Parks in 1982 or 1983, Steve was the assistant prosecutor in Menominee County and I represented the defendant in a jury trial. I only mention this to highlight the fact that Steve has been a trial attorney from the very beginning of his legal career.
Steve then went on to serve as the assistant prosecutor in Hillsdale County, Mich. Typically assistant prosecutors handle misdemeanor cases requiring extensive work in district court.
Attorney Parks joined an Escanaba firm in the mid-1980s.
After that, much of his district court work involved civil litigation such as personal injury, property damage and contact disputes as well as occasional criminal matters.
Steve has been the Delta County prosecutor for almost 10 years. He has had district court trials and he regularly appears in district court for preliminary examinations in felony cases. In addition, he oversees the work of two assistant prosecutors who frequently appear in district court.
Steve's civil law and criminal law experience in district court over the last 31 years makes him uniquely qualified for district court judge. The other candidates, who are capable attorneys, have been practicing law for approximately 16 and 12 years respectively. Clearly Steve's many years of experience in the practice of law sets him far apart from the other challengers and will serve him well as judge."
John T. Reardon,