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Robert Gray PALMER


Robert Gray Palmer, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1970, Ohio 19760. Captain United States Air Force, 1970-1975. Fellow Columbus Bar Foundation (trustee, president); member Association of Trial Lawyers of America (chairman federal tort liability and military, Wynsocki award for excellence 1990), Ohio Bar Association (chairman negligence law 1986-1990, 98-00), Ohio Academy Trial Lawyers (chairman insurance law 1988).


Palmer, Robert Gray was born on September 4, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Dwight Miller and Virginia (Gray) Palmer.


Bachelor, DePauw University, 1967. Juris Doctor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1970.


Staff attorney St. Louis County Law Department, St. Louis, 1970. Associate Gingery, Palmer & Kettlewell, Columbus, Ohio, 1975-1977. Owner Gingery & Palmer, 1977-1979, Gingery, Palmer & Szloszi, Columbus, 1979.

Of counsel Wolske & Blue, 1979-1982. Private practice, 1982-1988. Owner, director McCarthy Palmer, 1988-1999, Palmer Volkema Thomas Legal Professional Association, Columbus, since 1999.

Trustee, president Dialogue, Inc., Columbus, since 1990.


  • Bar: Missouri 1970, Ohio 19760.


  • Contributor chapter to Ohio Continuing Legal Education, 1982-1989.


Columbus, Ohio State (Chairman, Negligence Law Committee, 1986-1990) and American Bar Associations. The Missouri Bar; Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Chairman, Insurance Law Section, 1987-1989).

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Chairman, Military Law Section, 1989-1990). [Captain, Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force, 1970-1975].


  • Other Interests

    Children's soccer coaching, skiing, windsailing/sailing, golf, art collecting.


Married Kathleen Camp Shaw, July 29, 1967 (divorced March 1981). Children: Matt, Charles. Married Susan L. Simms, September 10, 1983.

Children: Max, Jordan.

Dwight Miller Palmer

Virginia (Gray) Palmer

Kathleen Camp Shaw

Susan L. Simms

Matt Palmer

Charles Palmer

Max Palmer

Jordan Palmer