Pro Bono Work and Civil Rights Work
In addition to his efforts on behalf of Holocaust victims, Mr. Palmer routinely handles pro-bono and public service work.
He received a first edition book personally autographed by Rosa Parks, entitled “Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation,” for his assistance to one of Sacramento County’s top community leaders, and minority bookstore owner Carol McNeal. Ms. McNeal’s case was reported in the Sacramento Bee Newspaper and was “resolved” against an NBA basketball player to the satisfaction of the parties.
Mr. Palmer represented a group of families whose sons were taken hostage in Iraq, and were murdered during the largest kidnapping to date of Americans in Iraq in Munns, et alv. Clinton, et al, Easter District Court Case No. 2:10-cv-00681-MCE-EFB; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Case No. 12-159-69 (field April 25, 2012) . The lives of these men and the circumstances surrounding their deaths are detailed in a recent book by the Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Fainaru entitled “Big Boy Rules, America’s Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq” (Da Capo Press-Perseus Books, November 10, 2008)