James Palmisano is a divorce and child custody lawyer serving in Chicago and surrounding areas for more than 40 years. He is the principal attorney and founder of the law firm, Palmisano Law Group, based in Orland Park.
Chicago Tribune listed him in the top-rated Chicago family law attorney 2018. His peers selected him as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in family law for 2018. He has found a place in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
He handles family law disputes with care. He tailors his services as per the needs of his clients. He gives sufficient attention to the cases to derive a positive outcome for his clients.
He has immense attention to detail and manages his cases meticulously. For years he has guided his clients through their legal proceedings by exercising dignity, tenacity, and zealous advocacy.
He has achieved favorable settlements as well as judgments in his practice. He has successfully resolved issues related to high-income and complex property division, spousal support, child custody, and visitation.
The legal community knows him as someone having immense knowledge and extensive experience in family law. He maintains strict confidentiality while handling the legal issues of his clients.
He has extensively contributed to the area of family law. He has served for over 30 years as a court-appointed Certified Child Representative, Attorney for Child, and Guardian ad Litem in countless cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois. These cases involved child custody and visitation disputes.
He has served on the Domestic Relations Management Advisory Committee of the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois since 1996. He advises sitting judges in the domestic relations division on family law matters. The court also appointed him as a member of the Subcommittee on Family Violence Prevention Coordinating Council.
He has served as an appointed member to the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section from 1981 to 1984. He was a member of the Illinois State Bar’s Family Law Section Subcommittee on Divorce Mediation during the year 1983-1984.
He also served as the Chair of the Family Law Section’s Subcommittee on Bankruptcy/Hold Harmless Agreements from 1983 to 1984.
He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Reference Program in Family Law since 1980. His speaking engagements include delivering a seminar to the Family Law Section at the Illinois State Bar Association Annual Convention in 1983. He also presented a continuing education program on Supervised Visitation in 2007, for Child Representatives in the Cook County Circuit Court.
He features as a lead counsel for the petitioner in a video titled Domestic Violence Case Presentation. It was produced by the Family Violence Prevention Coordinating Councils for viewing by the general public. It was made as an information tool for victims of domestic violence.
He obtained B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1970 and earned J.D. in 1973 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He secured admission to practice law at the Illinois State Courts, the Northern District Court of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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