Robert Gray Palmer

Robert G. Palmer

Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Phone:
(614) 484-1200
Email:
Experienced trial lawyer who mediates cases involving contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, business matters, employment contracts and termination, employment discrimination, civil rights, construction, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, intentional torts, legal and other professional malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and other matters.

 

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1976
  • Missouri, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1967

Published Works

  • “A Green-Eyed Monster? Punitive Damages & Attorney Fees”, Mealey’s Managed Care Liability Report and Mealey’s Litigation Report Insurance Bad Faith published by Lexis-Nexis, Volume 7, Issue 8, April 25, 2003 and Volume 17, Issue 2, May 21, 2003
  • “Altered and ‘Lost’ Medical Records: Evidence of Spoliation of Records in Medical Negligence Actions", TRIAL, Medical Negligence, May, 1999
  • "Trucking Litigation Damages in OHIO, A State by State Summary", American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, 2011 and 2013
  • “Proving Damages", Civil Litigation in Ohio, Ohio CLE Institute, 1990 revised 1991, 1992
  • “Section 23 Housing” Low Rent Housing and Private Accommodations”, 48 Journal of Urban, 255, 1970

Classes/Seminars

  • Negotiation in Mediation, Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Ohio Supreme Court, 2015
  • Trial Skills Institute: Mediation (Settling the Case), Columbus Bar Association and Central Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus, 2010
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Ohio, Moderator and Speaker, Lorman Education Services, Columbus, 2005, 2006, and 2007
  • The Bad Faith Case, Patient Advocate Foundation, Inc. and Loyola University School of Law, Institute of Health, National Legal Symposium, Chicago, 2003
  • Litigating HMO Liability Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy, Chicago, 2000
  • Managed Care and Malpractice, Ohio CLE Institute, Medical Malpractice, Columbus, 1999
  • Altered Medical Records - Discovery, Proof and Impact in Medical Negligence Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • You Can't Tell the Story Unless You Know the Story: Advocating in the Courtroom, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1995
  • Review of Federal Tort Claims Act Decisions from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy, San Francisco, 1993
  • Proving Damages, Ohio CLE Institute, Civil Litigation in Ohio, Columbus, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004–2018 (2008 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio; 2012 and 2016 Top 50 in Columbus)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, in both medical malpractice and personal injury; 1993 - present, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993−2018
  • Best Lawyers in America Columbus OH Personal Injury Litigator for 2011 and 2012;
  • Martindale-Hubbell; “The Best Lawyers in Central Ohio”, Business First, November 2009
  • "Top Lawyers,” Columbus C.E.O., April, 2009
  • ABOTA (Advocate member)
  • “The Verdict: Top Columbus Lawyers,” 2005 and "Who's Who In Law," Professional Negligence, Business First, 1993, Columbus, Ohio
  • "Who's Who In Law," Professional Negligence, Business First, 1993, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1990 Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NADA, Distinguished Neutral, 2014 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Palmer Volkema Thomas, Owner, 1999 - 2004
  • McCarthy Palmer, Owner, 1989 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • City of Columbus Historic Resources Commission, 2011 - 2015
  • Otterbein University Theatre Board, 2003 - 2010

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta