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Davidson College in Davidson, NC in 1977
Florida State University College of Law in 1980
Born in New Orleans and raised in Pensacola, FL, Bob Palmer received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in Davidson, NC in 1977. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1980, and worked as an assistant state attorney in Hillsborough County (Tampa, Florida) State Attorney’s Office until he returned home to Pensacola in 1983 where he has practiced law continuously.
Bob has an active trial practice in state courts throughout Northwest Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United State Supreme Court. He is certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator.
Bob has been active in a variety of professional organizations. He served as Chair of the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association He has served as a member and chairman of the First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission. He was a member of the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee. He served as a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, and was the President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division.. From 1992 through 1998, he served on the Board of Directors of The Florida Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute. He has been an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, serving both as President of the Northwest Florida chapter and President of FLABOTA. In 2005 he was selected for membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He has lectured at continuing legal education courses sponsored by The Florida Bar and other statewide legal organizations. For over ten years he chaired the Advanced Trial Advocacy seminar hosted annually by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar. This five day, interactive seminar is held each May at the University of Florida Law School.
Bob is an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he is an elder, teaches Sunday School, and served on the pastor nominating search committee. Bob is married to Marianne Palmer. They have three daughters, Laura, Lindsey, and Carolyn.