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Jennifer Palmer

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Jennifer Palmer, family law attorneyJennifer Palmer, based in our Gastonia office, is a dedicated family law attorney with a comprehensive grasp of complex family law issues and estate planning. Her areas of practice include child custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, equitable distribution, divorce, mediation, separation agreements, and adoptions. She also practices in our Estate Planning division where she drafts estate plans, wills, and power of attorney, and represents clients in probate matters. Palmer's approach combines legal prowess with a deep understanding of the emotional and practical challenges her clients face.

In Her Own Words: The Path to Advocacy

Palmer has always been the go-to person for advice among friends and family. This natural inclination to support and guide others has seamlessly transitioned into her legal career. She believes in providing knowledgeable, compassionate, and honest support to navigate the often overwhelming legal system. Palmer’s role extends beyond legal representation; she is a steadfast ally, helping clients achieve positive outcomes for their families.

Roots and Motivation

Born and raised in North Carolina, Palmer's early life was marked by a passion for debate and a desire to help those in need. These traits, coupled with encouragement from her family, steered her towards a career in law. She obtained her B.A. in International Relations and History from Salem College, where she honed her advocacy and community service skills.

From Talent Management to Legal Excellence

Palmer's journey included five years in talent management with a global specialty retailer, emphasizing client-first service and relationship building. These experiences, combined with her legal education at the University of North Carolina School of Law, cemented her commitment to family law. Her work with the Community Development Legal Clinic and the Orange County Compass Center for Women and Families underscored her dedication to providing empathetic and effective legal counsel.

Building Relationships, Advocating Passionately

Understanding the deeply personal nature of family law, Palmer focuses on building strong relationships with her clients. Her goal is to understand each client's unique situation and advocate passionately for them, ensuring their voice is heard and respected both in and out of the courtroom.

Life Beyond the Law

When she's not practicing law, Palmer enjoys spending time with her family, supporting the Tar Heels, indulging in true crime documentaries, and planning her next adventure to the beach or mountains.

Professional Memberships and Education

Palmer is an active member of several legal associations, including the North Carolina State Bar, the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Iredell County Bar Association. Her educational background is marked by distinction: she graduated magna cum laude from Salem College, earning departmental honors in International Relations, and was a proactive student practitioner at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Her involvement in various legal clinics showcases her commitment to the community and her passion for family law. Jennifer Palmer is not just an attorney; she is a compassionate advocate dedicated to guiding families through their most challenging times.


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