Stacy R. Parks is a Partner at the Shaw Law Firm. In her legal career spanning 29 years, Attorney Parks has successfully litigated high stakes, high profile, complex trials. While other lawyers were sitting at desks, she was battling some of the toughest cases, adversaries, and issues in the courtrooms across Pennsylvania. Her cases have impacted, and in some cases, changed Pennsylvania law. Stacy was the first woman District Attorney in Centre County and was responsible for the prosecution of over 24,000 matters.
Stacy started her career as a criminal defense attorney in 1994. She next worked as a deputy coroner and Assistant District Attorney in Clearfield County where she was promoted to First Assistant DA, until she moved to Centre County in 2001 to become a shareholder at Miller Kistler and Campbell. Her practice focused on criminal defense, along with civil litigation, and family law. Stacy defended serious crimes for another 9 years. Stacy successfully defended PSU Football players allowing them to pursue NFL Careers and set precedent in the “Mifflin Streak” case which made national news.
Stacy was well prepared to take the lead as Centre County’s first woman District Attorney and chief law enforcement officer in 2010. Stacy served two terms as Centre County District Attorney until she returned to private practice focusing on criminal defense in 2019.
Stacy, skilled and aggressive in complicated trials, has personally tried to successful verdict a wide range of cases including Homicides, Homicide by Vehicle DUI, Rape, Robbery, and Child Abuse cases. Stacy started Centre County’s First Grand Jury leading to groundbreaking prosecutions, including the largest prosecution for a hazing death in PA history for Tim Piazza’s death, covered nationally by press. Stacy especially enjoys helping those who have been wrongfully convicted get the justice they desire. She has successfully won new trials for client’s who had been convicted of murder and in another matter, felony aggravated assault.
Stacy works as a featured legal analyst for TV and Media and has appeared on a variety of major network shows. There is unlikely to be any situation Stacy Parks Miller is unfamiliar with in the criminal realm. Stacy has worked on both sides of the Courtroom in criminal law, a unique pedigree which allows her to anticipate and explain an opponent’s next move.
Stacy’s trials have been made into television specials, documentaries, made for TV movies, have been featured on Oxygen, 20/20, Dateline, the Discovery Channel. Stacy has been a featured guest analyst on shows such as Hardball, GMA, Megyn Kelly, Dr. Oz, Martha MacCallum, Great Van Susteren among others.
She enjoys fighting for the underdog. When you are up against serious adversaries, you want Stacy by your side in the Courtroom.