Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer

Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney


Bar and Court Admissions

Professional Associations


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now Western Michigan University Cooley Law School), Juris Doctorate, cum laude
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science, Agriculture and Natural Resource Communications (May 2006)
    • Dean’s List

Other Professional Experience

  • Robert J. Palmer, Esq. (2016-2017)
  • Criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death & no-fault automobile insurance law firm (2012-2016)
    • Associate Attorney
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office (Fall 2011)
    • Student Lawyer

Distinctions and Certifications

  • Top Five Oral Advocate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • Appellate Magistrate – Student Appeals, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Publications and Presentations

  • Author of Little Book of Horse Racing Law, American Bar Association (2014)
  • Presenter of Michigan Criminal Law, The People’s Law School (2013)