Professional Details

Jerry Palmer
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Palmer Mediation LLC

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2348 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66611
Fax: 785.233.3703


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mediation of complex cases, construction, business association, torts (professional negligence, products liability, vehicular, intentional) employment, and almost any other type of litigated civil case. Licensed in KS, MO, US District Courts of KS and Western District of MO.

Professional Background

Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers and, International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Tort practice both sides for over 40 years. Appellate practice, certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy (NBTA) re certified 5 times, also served as its president. Also certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) in 1990 and re-certified in 1998 to 2007 in the sub specialty of medical malpractice. American Law Institute. Past President of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and two terms on Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission. Past ATLA Board of Governors and Board of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.


Jerry R. Palmer has been a mediator for over 40 years. He is recognized by the US District Courts of Kansas and Western Missouri and is certified by the Kansas Supreme Court, Civil and Core. Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Over 1,300 cases with over 1,500 lawyer participants and up to 15 parties; involving every area of tort law, construction, employment, business associations, and many other forms of disputes in civil litigation


BA Economics, University of Kansas 1962 JD Law, University of Kansas 1966


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1996    Kansas Bar assn    Basic and Core Mediation Training 40
2004-2009    IAM    Advanced Mediation 50 plus hours
2005-2008    ACCTM    Advanced mediation Training 36
2007    Hastings    Construction Mediation 16


The job of the mediator is to get the case settled and to stick with it (even after the day) until it is done or determined impossible. I am an evaluative mediator. Mediation should focus on the hard issues in the case that will be outcome-determinative. I usually request submissions be made a week ahead of time. I don’t believe people should go to mediation until they feel they have enough information to make an ultimate decision. I don’t prefer opening statements but am flexible enough to make accommodation for each case. After I read submissions I frequently will call the parties to get information or to request that they address issues in the mediation because I think they will be important. I feel the mediator is responsible for the process, but I am open to suggestions on procedure.


Usually an hourly fee determined by the number of parties, I do charge travel time and expenses. 2 - $325; 3 to 4 - $365; 5 to 9 - $425; 10 or more - $475

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive (250 mediated)
  • Business (100 mediated)
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction (100 mediated)
  • Contracts (75 mediated)
  • Employment (20 mediated)
  • Engineering (4 mediated)
  • Environmental
  • Franchise (2 mediated)
  • General
  • Insurance (30 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (4 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (7 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (140 mediated)
  • Partnership (10 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (200 mediated)
  • Probate (3 mediated)
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate (5 mediated)
  • Trust Management (3 mediated)
  • Workers Comp (2 mediated)
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer


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This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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