Raiford D. Palmer is an experienced Illinois attorney concentrating in family law with a focus on high net worth divorce and complex divorce cases. His family law work includes divorce, collaborative divorce, child custody, child support, asset valuation and division, maintenance, and post-decree matters, and premarital (prenuptial) agreement drafting. Raif primarily serves clients in DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties.
Raif joined Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C. in 2009. He was named a Partner in the firm in 2010.
Raif Palmer’s experience and achievements include multiple jury and bench trials, numerous successful arbitrations and mediations, and many divorce and family law matters. He has also argued an appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District.
He has extensive experience with business formation and transactional matters, buy-sell and operating agreements, commercial real estate transactions, commercial leases, and employment agreements which enable him to better handle complex divorce cases involving substantial assets.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
Former Certified Guardian Ad Litem/Child Representative, Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois
Former Certified Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois
J.D., 1994, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
B.A., 1991, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Professional Associations & Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association (Family Law Section Council)
DuPage County Bar Association (Family Law Committee, Business Law Committee), Will County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Areas of Practice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Family Law
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