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Jerry Palmer, Mediator & Arbitrator, Topeka, Kansas.

Jerry Palmer

Palmer Mediation LLC
2348 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66611-1286
Tel: (785) 233-1836
Fax: (785) 233-3703
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Additional office: Kansas City, MO
Recognized to Kansas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Missouri, Nebraska

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)2300
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)2
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jerry Palmer specializes in mediation of complicated business disputes, construction disputes, medical malpractice, and product liability. Other areas of expertise include defamation, professional liability, explosion and property damage claims, disability insurance, partnership dissolution, employment and contract issues, and general tort. Having resolved hundreds of complex disputes, Jerry also lectures in both professional and academic forums on the subject of mediation.

Drawing mediation expertise from 40 years of litigation experience representing both plaintiff's and defendant's viewpoints, Jerry is recognized by the United States District Court and was certified by the Kansas Supreme Court, as a mediator for core and civil cases 2001-2020.

He has Mediatred over 2,300 cases

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Kansas Law School J.D. 1966
  • Certified Mediator, Kansas Supreme Court, Core and Civil 2001- 2020
  • Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy 1980 - 2015
  • Certified Specialist in Medical Malpractice, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys until 2009
  • Certified Mediator by

Memberships & Affiliations

Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators

Fellow American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow American College of Trial Lawywers

  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Member, Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Law Institute
  • Member, American Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Master of the Bench, Sam Crow, American Inns of Court

Rates Information

I am doing mediations by Zoom Online, Telephone Conference, and Face to Face Mediations,Fax to (785) 233-3703 or E-mail to: Catherine Kincade Palmer Mediation LLC 2348 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS 66611-1286 Dear Counsel, You have requested that I mediate a case in which you are involved. Please fax, e-mail (preferred), or mail me the following information so that I have it confirmed in my file in writing by filling out the Intake Form attached. I will then mail each counsel (or party) a memorandum requesting certain information to be provided one week before the mediation. Please e-mail to my legal assistant, Catherine Kincade at Sincerely, Jerry R. Palmer MEDIATION INTAKE FORM (You may submit the information in any form, an electronic word document preferred) 1. Date & Time of Mediation: (Preferably at 10:00am unless other arrangements are made) 2. Identity of case Caption: Court: Court No.: Trial Date (if any): 3. The mediation will be convened at the offices of: Please call Lidia Brooks for availability of the conference rooms in our office before completing the intake form. Address: Phone: Fax: 4. Name, addresses, business phone numbers, cell phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of all counsel (or parties) who will participate. 5. Type of case: â–¡ Construction â–¡ Contract â–¡ Employment â–¡ Med Mal â–¡ Probate â–¡ Real Estate â–¡ Tort â–¡ Other 6. Health Care Stabilization Fund â–¡ Notify â–¡ Does not need to be notified 7. All counsel (or parties) have agreed to Jerry R. Palmer as mediator: Yes â–¡ No â–¡ 8. I understand that unless otherwise agreed the mediator will submit a bill for all time by the rates below and expenses pro-rata to the parties. Yes â–¡ No â–¡ Fee Schedule per hour: 2 parties $350.00 3-4 parties $375.00 5-8 parties $440.00 9 or more $495.00 Parties Any case involving more than 5 million dollars (realistic value not just claimed) will be a minimum of $500.00 an hour. In addition, travel time is charged outside of Topeka plus actual expenses. ______________________________ Signed by Counsel ______________________________ E-mail address

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