For over 40 years, James A. Palmisano has compassionately and zealously represented clients in family law disputes in the Chicago area. As the founding partner of Palmisano Law Group, he counsels clients in every area of family law, including divorce, separation and annulment, maintenance, alimony and child support, child custody, visitation and paternity, modifications and enforcement, property division and business valuation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and orders of protection. Mr. Palmisano's practice includes both trial court and appellate litigation. He also has extensive experience in collaborative law, arbitration and mediation of child custody disputes and property division. Some of his notable cases include an adoption case upheld on appeal regarding the adoption of a minor by paternal grandparents as well as an intricate case involving enforcement of an oral property settlement.
Mr. Palmisano received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1973 and is admitted to practice in Illinois state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the bar associations of the state of Illinois, Will County and Chicago. He is a member of numerous committees within these associations, including committees regarding divorce mediation and family law, in which he provides advice and insight to sitting judges.
Mr. Palmisano additionally has served as a court-appointed Certified Child Representative, Attorney for Child and Guardian ad Litem in child custody and visitation disputes. Dedicated to bettering his community, he has participated in a video production aimed toward educating the general public about domestic violence, and he also serves on a family violence prevention council and is a respected lecturer as well, having delivered a seminar to the Family Law Section at the Illinois State Bar Association convention and having led a continuing education program in 2007 on the topic of supervised visitation.
Recognized by his peers for his integrity and professionalism, Mr. Palmisano has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV Preeminent*, exemplifying the highest level of professional excellence. He has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in family law for 2015. In addition, Mr. Palmisano is listed in Naifeh and Smith's Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation's top divorce attorneys for 2015..
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Last Updated: 8/25/2016