Jim Palmer has been actively involved with civil recovery since inception of the industry. He successfully argued the case Shorts v. Palmer that differentiated civil recovery claims from debt claims. Mr. Palmer has researched and lectured on the Unauthorized Practices of Law (“UPL”) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). Mr. Palmer has also appeared as an expert witness before state committees investigating the civil recovery practices of non-lawyers.
For nearly thirty years, Mr. Palmer has represented retailers on national, state and local issues affecting recovery of damages for theft and other retail loss challenges.
He received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Northern Illinois University and graduated Cum Laude from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. During law school, Mr. Palmer was Vice President of the student body and a member of the Nova Law Review.
Mr. Palmer is licensed in Florida and Texas.