Michael D. Palmer

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in New York, New York

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
Michael D. Palmer
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2005

Education: New York University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
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Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

17 State Street
Suite 3700
New York, NY 10004 Visit website


Michael Palmer is the managing partner at the New York offices of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. He also serves as the firm’s Wage & Hour Practice Group’s co-chair. Focusing his practice on employment law matters, including wage and hour violations, whistleblower claims, employment discrimination and False Claims Act lawsuits, he has more than 15 years of experience practicing law.  

Aggressively advocating for the rights and liberties of his clients, Mr. Palmer has immense experience representing employees in individual as well as class action cases. He upholds his clients’ best interests and fiercely fights for them, having recovered millions of dollars on their behalf. He actively listens to his clients and answers all their queries, providing personalized solutions for each client’s unique case. 

Graduating with highest honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Palmer obtained his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits. 

Appreciated for his exceptional legal work, Mr. Palmer has received many awards and accolades. Benchmark Litigation has named him to its Labor & Employment Star – Northeast list in the area of labor and employment since 2019. He was also named multiple times to the list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers by Lawdragon. 

Mr. Palmer has written extensively on employment and labor law issues. He has also spoken at many seminars regarding class action and wage and hour cases. He has received several testimonials from his satisfied clients and endorsements from his peers.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 90% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.sanfordheisler.com/team/michael-palmer/

  • United States of America ex rel. Derrick v. Hoffman-La Roche LTD et al.
  • U.S. ex rel. Simmons v. Meridian (M.D. Tenn.)
  • United States ex rel. Gale v. Omnicare (N.D. Ohio)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • State of New York
Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas, B.A., 2000

Office location for Michael D. Palmer

17 State Street
Suite 3700
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-512-8609


7 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

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