Xavier High School
Class of 1979
Middletown, Connecticut

Wake Forest University School of Law
Juris Doctor. May, 1986
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Villanova University
Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy/Mathematics
May, 1983
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Court of the State of Connecticut, 1986
United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1988
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 1992
Mohegan Tribe Gaming Disputes Court, 2001

Honors and Awards
BV Rating: Martindale Hubbell
Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – present (listed for DUI/DWI Defense)

Seminar Presentations

“D. \V. I. Cases: Representing Your Client in D.M.V. & State Proceedings”
Connecticut Bar Association, 1991

“Suspension of Motor Vehicle Operator’s Licenses”
Hartford County Bar Association, May 30, 2001

“Administrative Issues at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles”
Connecticut Bar Association, June 9, 2008

“‘Other’ Administrative Hearings at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles”
Fairfield County Bar Association, December 2, 20 10

“The Pardon Process in Connecticut”
Fairfield County Bar Association, December 10, 2014

D. M. V.

Since 1990 Attorney Palmer has represented approximately fifteen hundred (1500) respondents in Per Se hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles, and argued ten administrative appeals in the Superior Court .

He has also handled the following types of administrative hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles:

a. medical fitness to operate either a motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle;

b. qualifications to hold a public service license;

c. reduction of license suspension based on an out-of-state operating under the influence conviction; and

d. reduction of lifetime suspension for operating under the influence.

Co-counsel in an administrative hearing before the Department of Environmental Protection involving the appeal of a safe boating certificate suspension arising out of a fatal boating accident.