Ralph Palmer is a life-long resident of Roseville, Minnesota. He received his B.S. Degree in business from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1973, and his J.D. Degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1977. Mr. Palmer was a solo practitioner from 1977 through 1999 when he joined the law firm of Palmer, Cody & O’Dea. Since 1984 the primary area of practice of Mr. Palmer has been personal injury and insurance issues. Since 2007, Ralph owned and operated a family-run law firm, Palmer Law Firm, with his son Eric Palmer. At the beginning of 2017, Ralph Palmer joined Meshbesher & Spence in a of counsel role.
Mr. Palmer has a broad background in the personal injury area. He has handled wrongful death claims, fall down cases, and liquor liability claims, with an emphasis on representing Plaintiffs in automobile/motorcycle type accidents. Since approximately 1985 he has litigated at least 50 – 100 such claims per year by way of jury trial, arbitration, or Court trial.
Mr. Palmer is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is admitted to the Federal Bar for the District of Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association. He has been recognized as being a Super Lawyer from 2000 through the present time. Since 2006, Mr. Palmer was named as one of the top “40 Super Lawyers” in the State of Minnesota by Minneapolis Law & Politics magazine. Mr. Palmer also serves as an arbitrator for American Arbitration Association No-Fault Panel.
JD 1977, William Mitchell College of Law
BS 1973, University of Minnesota