Justin Palmer successfully manages high volume litigation for national clients and implements litigation strategies that meet goals to mitigate litigation risks and develop favorable law.



Justin B. Palmer is a litigator with more than 20 years of experience representing financial institutions and employers. He has significant experience managing high volume litigation for mortgage servicers. He also has significant experience defending employers in a wide array of disputes as well as advising employers on compliance with employment regulations.


Wage Dispute and Collective Bargaining

Represented leading North American marketer of refined products in wage dispute involving collective bargaining agreement. Following two-day hearing, obtained decision in favor of client.

Successfully Represented Employer in Breach of Contract Case

Represented employer in fraud and breach of contract case brought by former employee. Obtained order from federal district court compelling arbitration. Arbitrator awarded summary judgment on all claims in favor of client.

Obtained favorable settlement for one of the world's largest staffing companies in a discrimination case.

Represented one of the world’s largest staffing companies in gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation case. Obtained favorable settlement following successful completion of discovery and extensive motion practice.



University of Utah College of Law, J.D., 2000; Order of the Coif ; Utah Law Review, 1998-1999

University of Utah, B.A., 1997, cum laude


Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Leonard H. Russon, Utah Supreme Court, 2000-2001

Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Labor & Employment), 2010–2021

Listed in Utah Business Legal Elite (Labor & Employment and/or Litigation), 2005–2007, 2011, 2016–2018, 2021

Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Employment & Labor), 2014–2018

Listed among Rising Stars (Employment & Labor), Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2008, 2012–2013



Member, Utah State Bar, Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections

Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section


Past Board Member, Draper City Board of Adjustment

Past Board Member, Salt Lake County Recreation Advisory Board



U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law