Raiford D. Palmer
1749 South Naperville Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
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Phone: (630) 665-7676
Fax: (630) 665-8630
Raiford D. Palmer, licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1994, is a Shareholder in Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C. He is a 1994 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991.
Raif has past legal experience in commercial litigation, business transactions, and personal injury litigation, but has concentrated in family law and dissolution of marriage for several years.
Raif is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, a past member of its Family Law Section Council. He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and its Family Law Committee. Raif is also a member of the Will County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
He is a Fellow in the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, a former Guardian ad Litem for the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, and a former Arbitrator for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Raif is also a trained mediator.
He has substantial jury and bench trial experience, and has argued an appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District. Raif is also a speaker regarding dissolution of marriage issues both for attorneys in continuing legal education courses as well as for groups serving the general public. Raif has published articles and spoken for DuPage County Bar Association Family Law legal education events on family law topics.
Raif concentrates his practice in high net worth and complex asset divorce matters, especially those involving closely held or family owned business interests. He handles collaborative divorce cases as well as litigated matters.
Raiford D. Palmer practices Family Law, Divorce Law, and Business Law.
- Child and Spousal Support
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Property Division
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Post Divorce Modifications
- Collaborative Law
Current Employment Position(s):
Areas of Practice:
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Guardian ad Litem/Child Representative
- Premarital Agreements
- Business Law
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1994
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, B.A., Political Science/Prelaw, 1991
Certified Guardian ad Litem, Circuit Court, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, DuPage County
Tax Issues for the Non-Traditional Couple DCBA Brief, May 2009
Valuation and Division of Business Assets in Divorce DCBA Brief, April 2008
Grandparent Visitation: A Practitioner's Approach Family Law, December 2007
Civil Law Trial Advocacy Program, DuPage County Bar Association, Spring 2012
Guardian Ad Litem Training, DuPage County Bar Association, Fall 2011
The New Rules of Evidence, Presentation to DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Spring 2011
Pitfalls in Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, DuPage County Bar Association Mega Meeting, 2011
Divorce Law Basics, ‚ÄúNavigating the Storm of Divorce‚Äù The Oasis Experience, 2009
Introduction to Divorce Law, 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Foundation
Will County Bar Association
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Phi Sigma Kappa