IN MEMORIAM 1962-2019
Greg Palmer represented clients in several areas including commercial litigation, general aviation litigation, and construction defect. Greg’s practice also included the defense of professional liability claims, general casualty matters, product liability cases and construction litigation.
In his product liability practice, Greg represented the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of a variety of products including aviation components as well as electronic components used in numerous systems. Litigating in sate and federal court, Greg's cases involved the defense of claims involving significant and catastrophic injury as well as wrongful death.
In his construction litigation practice, he defended clients against construction defect claims. Greg represented contractors in a number of different cases involving a variety of construction defect claims including those for damages resulting from moisture penetration and mold. He defended a number of clients against product liability claims including those providing products for the construction industry. In fact, Greg was nominated by the South Florida Daily Business Review as one of 2008's "Most Effective Litigators" for his role representing a manufacturer against allegations their product caused a catastrophic bridge collapse.
In conjunction with his general aviation litigation practice, Greg lectured extensively on the Warsaw Convention and its progeny. Representing an industry which is subject to federal regulation and impacted by numerous international treaties and conventions, Greg’s practice included consulting with aviation industry clients on compliance issues and interpretation of treaties and conventions which may impact potential or pending litigation. Defending clients against claims arising during international transport, Greg litigated a variety of issues including simple negligence claims, unlawful restraint allegations, and security related matters including unlawful search and seizure allegations. Greg also served as defense counsel in mass tort claims arising out of aviation accidents. Greg and his team were finalists and runners up for Daily Business Review's 2014 " Most Effective Lawyers" for their work on handling more than 100 cases involving a plane crash in Jamaica.
With a focus on claims asserted against physicians, Greg defended clients in the healthcare field in malpractice cases. In his construction litigation practice, he defended clients against construction defect claims. Greg represented contractors in a number of different cases involving a variety of construction defect claims including those for damages resulting from moisture penetration and mold. He defended a number of clients against product liability claims including those providing products for the construction industry.
As part of his casualty defense practice, Greg represented clients in a variety of matters including premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and defective product claims. These cases arose from a variety of circumstances ranging from a seemingly simple motor vehicle accident to complex matters such as alleged defects in component parts of large systems which have supposedly resulted in claims for substantial business interruption and other losses.
Greg’s memberships included the National Transportation Safety Board, American Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America, Dade County Bar Association and Broward County Bar Association. He was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, including the Southern District’s Trial Bar. He was also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.