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Stephen Ernest Palmer

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

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Licensed for 27 years

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Stephen E. Palmer is a trusted, accessible and honest Columbus criminal defense attorney of more than 20 years. He makes a sincere effort to know his clients on a personal level, and makes himself available outside of the regular 9 to 5. He understands that no two cases are the same, and neither are his clients’ needs.

He joined Eric J. Yavitch, in 1997 to form Yavitch & Palmer, located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Steve works in all aspects of criminal defense, from OVI/DUI charges to white collar crimes to child abuse and domestic violence. Click to learn about all of the firm’s practice areas.

Steve has been included in the Ohio Super Lawyers list for the last six years, was included in Columbus Business First’s 20 People to Know in 2014 and you can catch him every Wednesday morning lending legal advice on 99.7 The Blitz.

In 1995, Steve earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Capital University. While in law school, he began working in the criminal defense field as a clerk for practicing attorneys. Steve completed his undergraduate work at the College of Wooster where he participated in varsity football and track. He studied Anglo legal history, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Aside from law, Steve enjoys running, biking, carpentry, and guitar.

 
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Licensed for 27 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/23/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/13/2022

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Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Owner
  • Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • College of Wooster
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Section
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Selected to Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Selected to Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Selected to Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Selected to Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Selected to Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Ohio Courtroom Evidence, Third Edition
  • Ohio Courtroom Evidence, Third Edition, Lexis Law Publishing, co-authored with John Palmer
  • 1998
  • Capital University Law Review
  • Order of the Curia, 1994-1995
  • 1995
  • Capital University Law Review
  • Co-Author State v. Vega and Ohio's Operating Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OMVI) Law; per se Unconstitutional?, No. 3, Vol. 24
  • 1995

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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mr. Palmer on a few cases over the past couple years, and I am always impressed by his work. Not only does he have years of experience to draw on when advocating for a client, he also is creative and innovative in crafting a defense. I highly recommend him for criminal defense work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You cannot go wrong with choosing Mr. Palmer and his firm as your defense counsel. He is considered by his peers and Judges as a premier defense attorney in the legal profession. I hold no reservation with recommending and endorsing Mr. Palmer for your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked closely with Steve on cases with co-defendants. He is a very smart criminal defense litigator with a natural ability inside the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve Palmer is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He has the experience, knowledge, and fortitude to manage any situation in the justice system. He also manages his clients' needs and expectations in an exceptional way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse this attorney. Consistently provides clients with excellent representation. Excellent reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have confidently referred clients to Steve for years now, and I've always received outstanding feedback. Steve is a patient listener, a quick study and a strong advocate. I always trust that Steve will steer his clients in the right direction."
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Columbus Criminal defense Lawyer Stephen Ernest Palmer
Stephen Ernest Palmer
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available