Rebecca L. Palmer, Esq. is a Family & Marital Law attorney and Supreme Court Certified Mediator practicing in Orlando, FL. Rebecca has a broad background in providing intimate legal advice to those in need at a major time of change in their life. When she began her practice 23 years ago she did so to be in the courtroom for general litigation. Then she learned while litigation is sometimes necessary, often the best route is to use skilled negotiation techniques. Rebecca is passionate about alternative dispute resolution and collaborative law for domestic disputes. That said, she also knows when it is time to go to court.
With the magnitude of emotions that each client goes through, Rebecca is able to effectively assist them with not only legal counsel, but also a sounding ear and shoulder to lean on that ultimately fulfills her passion for helping others. Over the years, this kind of dedication to her clients, she believes, is what has created her successful path. It’s not uncommon for Rebecca to reach out after her services have been completed to check in with past clients to see how they’ve adjusted, which is why so many past clients are quick to refer her and consistently stay in touch.
Describe yourself in three words:
Compassionate. Energetic. Loyal.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest professional achievements range from practicing as a family law lawyer where I am able to help people during their most difficult times to assisting a family in a successful international relocation case, to handling a high-profile celebrity divorce while maintaining confidence and confidentiality.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
While I have been practicing for almost 24 years now, my focus remains on providing excellent representation for each and every one of our clients.
How does your company stay connected through social media?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Before pursuing law, it was my dream to move to New York City and become an actress.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Relying on the support of family, friends and my incredible team at the office, staying fully focused and engaged with my family when I am with them and being equally focused on my clients while I am at work help me maintain a positive work/life balance.
What websites do you visit every day?
NY Times; Orlando Sentinel; Etsy; Time; Facebook; and Twitter.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
People: My husband, Dave Cannella
Places: Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and the great restaurants on Park Avenue
Things To Do: Attend Orlando City Soccer games
What is your goal for retirement?
I don’t see myself retiring. Instead, I see myself, at some point years from now, taking a step back from litigation and being solely focused on being a mediator and collaborative work.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Don’t doubt yourself. If it is something you have ever wanted to do, I encourage you to venture out and pursue it without regret.
Any final comments?
Look around you and inside of you and reflect on what you know makes you succeed and concentrate on those people and those attributes.
CONNECT WITH REBECCA L. PALMER, ESQ.:
Rebecca L Palmer Law Group
800 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32803
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