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Rebecca Lou Palmer

Alimony Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.3   17 reviews

also known as Rebecca Palmer


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About Rebecca

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Rebecca L. Palmer is a Family & Marital Law attorney practicing in Orlando, FL.  Palmer has a broad background in providing intimate legal advice to those in need at a major time of change in their life. When she began her practice 23 years ago she did so to be in the courtroom for general litigation. Then she learned while litigation is sometimes necessary, often the best route is to use the best negotiation techniques possible. As such Palmer focuses on alternative dispute resolution and collaborative law issues for domestic disputes, but knows how and when it is time to go to court.

Palmer’s matters range from difficult divorces, mediation, adoption, complex financial issues and custody cases. Palmer is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and brings experience in all methods of case resolution, including mediation, arbitration, facilitation and negotiations to serve individuals as well as businesses.  She has extensive experience with complex financial issues as well. Palmer has handled dividing celebrity assets with an eye to the family behind the news, and was on the legal team representing Elin Nordegren in her divorce from Tiger Woods.

Palmer also loves her community. Palmer has been President of the Central Florida Association of Women, the President of the Orlando Young Professionals, an adjunct professor in the areas of Legal Ethics, Business Law, Trial Techniques and Family Law at Stetson University, Barry University, Southern College, and the University of Central Florida. Palmer also taught for several years at Emory University for the trial advocacy program. She is a published author and speaker, and appears frequently on Fox 35 News Orlando.

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Licensed for 28 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Rebecca

Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group
111 N. Orange Ave, Suite 750
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Posted by Devon | June 7, 2021
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Best decision I made during my separation & divorce
Rebecca made me feel comfortable from our first meeting. She cares about her clients in a way I didn't expect. Divorce is an emotional time in anyone's life. Rebecca was always there to listen and provide sound guidance. Her experience and guidance helped me remendously during mediation...to make smart decisions on issues that would impact my life in the long term. She was and is just wonderful!
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Posted by Marc Fetscherin | September 4, 2020
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Best Divorce Lawyer in Town
Rebecca and her team did a great job. I'm very happy with the outcome, so is my ex. They worked very efficiently, effectively and produced all documents in high quality, implemented changes quickly. It's worth to have good documents. They were available even on the week-ends. Responded to my e-mails fast but thoughtfully. In sum, they are not cheap, but worth every penny.
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Posted by Ron | June 9, 2020
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Rock Star Attorney and Firm
Rebecca was referred to me almost 2 years ago by BDO Sideman. While on Active Duty, my wife filed for divorce after 29 years of marriage. As you can imagine, I was devastated. After speaking with Rebecca, she explained her years of experience and unique approach to representing her clients. I was convinced that her firm was the right one to represent me through an almost 2 year long divorce. Along the way, she helped me to understand the Serviceman’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Federal laws that we could apply throughout this process. Her team approach to representing me is truly innovative allowing me to take advantage of resources in her organization without having to pay higher rates when not needed. A huge Bravo Zulu to Rebecca and her team of outstanding people. Thank you Rebecca!
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Attorney Palmer and her staff were incredibly helpful and supportive through my very difficult divorce.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2019
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Cathy Palma
I am so pleased with this fabulous group of professionals!!! Rebecca and her staff from day one made me feel so very comfortable and in good hands. The communication between us was constant and I always was made aware of what was going on. After a 39 year marriage, I was really nervous. I received everything that I should have and more. They are confident group and I just cant say enough good things about this Law Firm!!!
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Posted by Alicia | February 9, 2019
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Very Happy!
Rebecca and her entire team were a joy to work with and helped me through a difficult time. They took the time to explain everything that was needed of me and made me feel heard and supported every step of the way.
Posted by Barbara | October 16, 2018
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The Absolute Best!
Rebecca is truly the best! She provided me with all the options and information I needed during each step of my dissolution case. Rebecca took the time and energy needed to make sure I received the best possible resolution. She always exhibited the highest level of professionalism, knowledge and strength in her presence while representing me. I’m unbelievably grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2018
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Dream Team
Words can't describe how happy I was with Rebecca. The moment I met her I felt at ease. Rebecca was kind, patient and understanding. She allowed me to go through the process and come to terms with things as they came about without pressure. She was always there for me even when things were heated with my ex. At mediation she was able to access the situation and really take control. I couldn't be happier with Rebecca and the outcome of my case all thanks to her!
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Posted by Jennifer | July 20, 2017
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Exceptional attorney
I first met with Rebecca when I was interviewing attorneys for my divorce. I was particularly interested in the collaborative divorce process. Of the five attorneys I interviewed, Rebecca was the only one who took the appropriate amount of time to understand me, my situation, and my concerns. Once she had an understanding of my specific situation, she carefully detailed the process. At that point, I knew she had a keen understanding of the process and of my needs. Once I hired Rebecca, she worked very well with the members of the collaborative team, including opposing counsel. She helped make a very difficult, emotional and painful situation as smooth and seamless as possible. While the divorce process is never easy, I look back on the process as a learning and growing experience and I have Rebecca to thank for much of that.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2017
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A Caring Legal Adviser
In a town with so many attorneys, it was hard finding a person I trusted and believed would truly advocate for me and my daughter. I met with several attorneys, but Rebecca made me feel heard. I felt she was fair and encouraged mediation, but was more than willing to go to court if needed. By the time this difficult phase in your life is over, I am sure you will not only refer to her as your attorney, but as your friend.
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Posted by Devon | June 24, 2016
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Rebecca Palmer, I'd choose her again in a heartbeat!
Getting divorced is not an easy decision. Choosing the right lawyer is even harder. I knew five minutes after meeting Rebecca Palmer that she was who I needed in my corner. She and her staff provided a level of support that allowed ME to make informed decisions for me and my son’s future.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2016
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Over and beyond
Scared doesn't begin to define my feelings when I knew my divorce was real. I was terrified of things being so "legal" and cold. Not with Rebecca. She called to randomly check on me and listen to my worries and woes as more of a friend than an attorney I hired. Her empathy was one of things I truly valued most. The other being her knowledge of the law and her tenacity to execute the situation fairly from both sides - something my ex was even thankful for. Thank you, Rebecca. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2016
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From a client
I found Rebecca as amazingly kind yet firmly assertive. She efficiently resolved my case, successfully avoiding unnecessary legal costs. Her whole person approach helped make the best of a difficult process.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2016
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Rebecca is a TOP QUALITY lawyer.
My case was financially complex. Rebecca masterfully navigated my case through the process and I am more than thrilled with the results. Rebecca's skill and knowledge was worth every cent I paid her and I would gladly hire her again if needed.
Posted by Jean | January 1, 2018
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Outrageous billing
I hired Rebecca for my divorce. I had no idea that she would have two other junior attorneys sitting in through my two mediations ( working on other paperwork). She then proceeded to charge me for all three attorneys! Not to mention the piles of paperwork that she and her junior attorney produced, including unsolicited opinion letters to me. They were extremely disorganized and often lost information and then charged me again to reproduce it!!! Don’t walk, but run away from this attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2015
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Avoid like the plague
I hired Rebecca for my divorce, and in return I received outrageous bills, was passed off to other attorneys, pressured to mediate even when we had no information or financials and an anxiety level that went thru the roof. Once we got close to our trial date I was asked to provide this firm with an enormous amount of money, and if I didn't pay it I would have to find another lawyer and basically start over. They charged me more in 6 months then my other two lawyers charged me in 2 1/2 years of legal work. Also if you complain about the billing or their representation Rebecca will stop talking to you all together. It was very clear that billing and money was their number one objective and actually helping their clients get divorced and advocating for them came a far second. It was a nightmare experience during an already stressful time.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2013
I don't recommend Rebecca.
I retained Rebecca as my attorney for over a year in order to help seek additional time with my child during her school breaks. I was seeking a 50/50 split of her school vacation times or something close to it, which is standard in Florida. I consider myself to be a model father with no strikes against me so in theory it should be an easy thing to get. During the year or so that I retained her, Rebecca billed me over $40k for her services. We went before the judge several times on small matters and I would rate her preparedness before the court to be poor. I thought about getting a different attorney but I was heavily invested in Rebecca and decided to stick it out, since in theory it was an easy thing get. To make a long story short, after 9 months or so we finally got a trial date. Several months leading up to the trial she billed me significantly for “trial preparation”. Before the trial date, opposing sent a settlement offer. I felt it was a terrible offer and rejected it, letting Rebecca know I would prefer to go to trial. Rebecca insisted that I accept their offer. She wrote me a letter stating she would be forced to withdraw as counsel if I wanted to proceed to trial (even though she billed me heavily for several months for trial preparation). After she wrote the withdraw letter, I never saw Rebecca again, she was always too busy and only her assistant was available for me from then on. I called her office several times but I could only speak with her assistant, Jenny. Jenny informed me that the retainer contract I originally signed had a clause in it that allowed Rebecca to withdraw at any time for any reason. I was distraught and the thought of hiring another attorney and possibly missing another summer with my child was too much so I reluctantly agreed to opposings terrible offer. Jenny and I spent a week or so processing the final paperwork without Rebecca being present as she was too busy with other matters to see or talk with me. No, I wouldn’t recommend Rebecca as an attorney based off my experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2016
  • Clerk
  • Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich
  • 1993 - 1993

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Stetson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orlando Young Professionals
  • President
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Executive Council
  • Secretary
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Stetson University Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Listed
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nominee for the "Women Who Make Magic" Award
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • 2011
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Named in United Who's Who Registry for Professionals
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1999
  • The Best of the Bar
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • N/A
  • Florida's Top Lawyers
  • Florida Monthly Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mentoring with the Masters
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • 2015
  • Mentoring with the Masters
  • Parenting Plans
  • 2015
  • Mentoring with the Masters
  • Equitable Distribution
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Rebecca
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rebecca is a tremendous asset to the Firm. She is incredibly understanding with her clients and extremely effective at resolving her cases!"
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rebecca is a skilled and experienced attorney and mediator. She is very knowledgeable about her practice and cares deeply for her clients. She is an excellent negotiator who works hard to formulate creative solutions for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rebecca is an experienced mediator and litigator. She is knowledgeable and has a true passion for guiding her clients through the most difficult times in their lives."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Rebecca Palmer. She is an intelligent, professional and respected lawyer and mediator. I would highly recommend Attorney Palmer."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Orlando Alimony Lawyer Rebecca Lou Palmer
Rebecca Lou Palmer
Alimony Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 28 years