Joel Palmer

Joel Palmer is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Denver office.  Mr. Palmer has experience handling cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, construction defect, insurance coverage, bad-faith claims, contractual disputes, employment discrimination, and constitutional claims.

Mr. Palmer also has considerable experience handling claims involving the restaurant industry.  He is a member of the national counsel team for a major American restaurant chain and has successfully defended cases in state and federal courts from coast to coast.  Given his earlier career as a journalist, Mr. Palmer is frequently asked to brief complex legal issues in appellate cases and he has successfully argued before the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. He has also drafted and argued numerous successful motions for summary judgment in personal injury and insurance coverage matters.

Mr. Palmer obtained his J.D. in 2001 from the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. While in law school, he was a Senior Articles Editor of The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and was a quarter-finalist in the school’s Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition. He was also a member of the school’s mock trial team which took first place at the Fourth Annual White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Palmer received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1992.  Prior to attending law school, he was a journalist in suburban Chicago. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.

When not working, Mr. Palmer enjoys traveling and is an avid photographer and gardener.