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Robert Joseph Palmer

Robert Joseph Palmer

Practice areas:

Appeals, Litigation

About Me

May Oberfell Lorber is a full service law firm based in Mishawaka, Indiana. I am proud of our firm's contributions to our local community.


As a partner in the firm, I focus my practice on appeals, although that often includes becoming involved with litigation at the trial court level.  I have handled more than 350 appeals at the state and federal levels and am an adjunct assistant professor of law at the University of Notre Dame law school where I work with the Appellate moot court board.


My wife and I have four children, including two medical mission children from the Philippines.  I am an avid Notre Dame sports fan.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Appeals: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%



Hourly ($250-315/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Bradley Lynn Varner

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Bradley Varner Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christopher Robert Putt

    Bob is knowledgeable and experienced in complex litigation and appellate matters, and he is a talented advocate and writer.


    Christopher Putt Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

May, Oberfell & Lorber

4100 Edison Lakes Parkway
Mishawaka, IN, 46545-3465


INActive In Good Standing198007/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AppellateBest Lawyers in America2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Assistant Professor of LawUniversity of Notre Dame Law School1990 - Present
PartnerMay Oberfell Lorber1982 - Present
Law ClerkIndiana Court Of Appeals1980 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Seventh Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
St. Joseph County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lock Realty IX vs. Americare III et al.Case dismissed; Dismissal affirmed on Appeal
Shah et al. v. RodinoCase dismissed with leave to amend
Wilson v. MyersReversed and remanded for evidentiary hearing by Indiana Supreme Court

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Valparaiso University Law ReviewThe Case for A Speech or Debate Clause Privilege for State Legislators in Federal Courts1980

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Notre DamePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Appellate Skills InstituteAppellate Skills2009