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James Anthony Palmisano

Divorce and separation Attorney at Orland Park, IL

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Licensed for 49 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1973
Updated 01/06/2023

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Palmisano Law Group
10760 West 143rd Street
Suite 63
Orland Park, IL, 60462
Palmisano Law Group
1415 W. 22nd Street
Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL, 60523
Palmisano Law Group
415 East Golf Road
Suite 107
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
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Posted by Stacie | March 21, 2019
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Stacie W
Jim represented me during the hardest time of my life. My ex husband did things I never could have imagined. Jim used the law to protect me and my daughter, answered all my calls, was reassuring and always available. He is fairly priced and took monthly payments. He’s got a heart for people, especially families and children and truly wants to do the right thing!
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Posted by Tiffany | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
2nd Time is a charm
I hired James Palmisano into my fourth year of a grueling divorce battle. My first attorney was unprofessional and refused to value my opinion. James was kind, considerate and extremely aggressive . We set a goal for my case to be handled in a timely matter. Within that year I was divorced and I received a fantastic settlement. I highly recommend James Palmisano and associates.
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Posted by Dominic | October 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!!
I first used James Palmisano for my divorce 17 years ago. Then over the course of eight years I used several different attorneys for my post divorce issues. After being scammed and manipulated by those other attorneys, I went back to James & wished I never left him. He gets the job done quickly, efficiently & effectively.
Posted by Sherry | June 8, 2014
Mr. Palmisano Rocks!
Mr. Palmisano is a wonderful person with good character, moral and ethics. He demonstrated professionalism, and he and his associates went above and beyond to help me. He assisted me with child support, and obtaining money that I am was entitled to. He was excellent in the courtroom! You Rock Mr. Palmisano ! So does Roland Ernst!, and Jennifer Clancy!
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Posted by Annette | August 9, 2013
Worlds Greatest!
I saw miracles happen in the court room yesterday with Jim Palmisano as my attorney. He always finds the loophole! He is personable, has years of experience, aggressive and always prepared. The attorney for my ex husband puts on a big dramatic show, while Mr. Palmisano " brought it". His associates are great too. One of them being from Notre Dame!
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Posted by Sherry | August 2, 2013
Thank God for My Guardian Angel
Thank God for Mr Palmisano, he is my Guardian Angel ! I have experienced several lawyers before him. They all left me with no results feeling abandoned, depressed, and broke. My current case is concerning the wrongful distribution of pensions, Mr. Palmisano was able to step right in and sort through the mess that others had created. He is a man of the highest integrity, and from what I see very empathetic toward the person that he represents. Mr. Palmisano has also helped me to get child support, and educational support for my son. He is aggressive and will get the job done. I can only hope that everybody needing help with their children, support, and straightening out pensions will find him in a timely manner. I found him to be a very professional, respectful, and courteous lawyer who will strive to make everything right.
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Posted by julie | February 7, 2013
PRAISE FOR MY HERO!!!!
James Palmisano is my hero!!!!! He works hard and fights for what is right. I turned to Palmisano after getting screwed over by Diane Panos/Nancy Donlon. James Palmisano is very professional and does not back down to opposing lawyers. He is not afraid to butt heads and stand up for you. I spoke with a few other lawyers before asking Palmisano to take my case. I was told that he is part PIT BULL when he gets mad. I was told that he will stand up and fight for you and he has done exactly that. He will not back down!!! I am proud to say that he is my lawyer and he deserves a super hero cape!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I wish
He told me he could do it but he didn’t. Meanwhile I’m a lot poorer. He pushed it off on his staff
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst law group ever
I hired his law group explicitly for a child support case in June. They assigned Jennifer Clancy to my case. The judge ordered a DNA test and she told the whole court she had never done a DNA test before and had to ask which lab to use. Extremely unprofessional and belligerent when contacted regarding valid case questions. I fired them in November of 2020 for unnecessarily dragging out my case. The next issue I had with this law group was with getting my unused retainer refunded back to me. They signed an inaccurate check amount in January. They intentionally sat on my check for 3 additional months and purposely dragged mailing out my check out until I contacted them in February. Pretty horrible having to ask where your money is when they didn’t have to ask me where their money was. Do yourself a favor and hire Mary Davis instead of these unprofessional expensive con artists.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Palmisano Law Group
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Principal
  • James Anthony Palmisano Ltd
  • 1979 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Murray & Palmisano
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Associate
  • Murray & Butler
  • 1974 - 1976
  • Associate
  • Thomas J McGrath Ltd
  • 1973 - 1974
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Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of LaReno, 447 N.E. 2d 949, 113 Ill.App. 3d 755 (1983)
  • In re Marriage of LaReno, 447 N.E. 2d 949, 113 Ill.App. 3d 755 (1983)
  • Blake v. H-F Group Multiple Listing Service, 345 N.E. 2d 18, 36 Ill. App. 730, 1976

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyer Reference Program - Family Law
  • 1980 - Present
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Certified Child Representive & GAL
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association - Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1973 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America - Family Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Illinois Super Lawyer- Family Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - Family Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America - Family Law
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2014
  • Bar Registar of Preeminent Lawyers- Family Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Illinois Family Law Attorneys
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers - Family Law
  • Law.com
  • 2012
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Illinois Family Law Attorneys
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Illinois Family Law Attorneys
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2011
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Family Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Child Representives Continuing Education Program
  • Supervised Visitation
  • 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Bankruptcy/Hold Harmless Agreements
  • 1983

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (16)
Endorse James
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is one tough opponent. I would highly recommend him for contested divorce matters. We had a few cases together when I practiced in Orland Park, before moving to Tama. He really knows his stuff."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have great respect for Mr. Palmisano. He has an excellent knowledge of the law and represents his clients with great passionate. I happily endorse James Anthony Palmisano."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Jim, he is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Jim Palmisano. Jim is an excellent divorce lawyer who is highly regarded by the divorce judges and divorce practitioners in Cook County. Jim deserves all five stars."
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