Founding Partner
James D. Palmer

After receiving his B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College, Mr. Palmer received his J.D. from Duke University. Since entering practice, Mr. Palmer has tried hundreds of insurance defense matters involving automobile and general negligence actions. In addition to insurance defense litigation, Mr. Palmer practices small business law, commercial litigation, estate planning and bad faith litigation.

Mr. Palmer is a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Pennsylvania Bar, Chester County Bar Association and Delaware County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Palmer is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District. Further, Mr. Palmer is admitted to practice in the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Palmer was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He enjoys fishing and volunteering as a choir leader for the Springton Lake Presbyterian Church.

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Email: jim.palmer@palmerbarr.com

Main: (215) 659-2200 

Fax: (215) 659-4077

  • Education
    • Duke University, J.D.
    • Wheaton College, B.A., Cum Laude
  • Memberships
    • State Bar, Pennsylvania
    • State Bar, Delaware
    • Chester County Bar Association 
    • Delaware County Bar Association
    • Pennsylvania Defense Institute 
    • Defense Research Institute
  • Admissions & Affiliations
    • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
    • Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals
    • United States Supreme Court.
    • Volunteer Choir Leader, Springton Lake Presbyterian Church 
  • Honors & Awards
    • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Areas of Focus
    • Insurance Defense
    • Bad Faith Litigation
    • Civil Litigation
    • Estate Planning
    • Small business law
  • Recent Cases & News