Raiford Palmer - Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.

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Raiford Palmer

Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.

1749 S. Naperville Road, Suite 106

Wheaton, IL 60198

630.665.7676 x 227

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I concentrate in divorce matters, especially those involving closely held businesses and high net worth clients. I handle a wide variety of family law cases, including divorce, paternity, custody, and post-divorce matters.  I also prepare prenuptial agreements for clients.  My family law work includes litigation, collaborative law, child custody, child support, asset valuation and division, maintenance, and post-decree matters, and premarital (prenuptial) agreement drafting. I primarily serve clients in DuPage, Cook, Kane, and Will Counties.  

My experience and achievements include multiple successful jury and bench trials, numerous successful arbitrations and mediations, and many successfully resolved divorce and family law matters. I have substantial experience with business and transactional matters, buy-sell and operating agreements, commercial real estate transactions, commercial leases, and employment agreements which enable me to better handle complex divorce cases involving substantial assets.

Certification/Specialties:
Former Guardian Ad Litem/Child Representative, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (DuPage County)
Fellow, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 
Certified Arbitrator, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (DuPage County)

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2004
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education:
Juris Doctor, 1994, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Prelaw, 1991, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships:

DuPage County Bar Association (Family Law Committee, Business Law Committee),
Will County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association (Family Law Section Council) 

Past Employment Positions:
Partner, Momkus McCluskey LLC
Partner, Angelina & Palmer, P.C.
Associate, Angelina & Garelli
Claims Representative, Westport Insurance Company
Associate, Momkus Ozog & McCluskey

Law-Related Volunteer Work:
Lewis University College Mock Trial Team, Attorney Coach

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Undergraduate: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Law School: Loyola University Chicago
Admitted to Bar: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal > Family Law
Organizations: Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Will County Bar Association
   
Personal
 
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: 2 Children
Age: 39
City of Residence:
Home Town: River Forest
Home State: IL
   
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About Me: Married with two sons, I live in the western Chicago suburbs.
   

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Posted by Raiford Palmer on 4.22.08 in Family Law.

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Posted by Raiford Palmer on 4.22.08 in Family Law.