Jeffrey Palmer has been called a superb mediator. His legal experience combined with his business management background equip him with skills that are unique among professional neutrals.

After Army service in Vietnam, Jeff began his law practice in 1973. Later, his management and legal experience were needed as head of his family’s aerospace manufacturing business, 1978-1992. In this capacity, he negotiated contracts with union employees, handled orders and specifications by customers and government agencies, and developed commercial real estate. Jeff earned his MBA in 1985 from Pepperdine University’s Presidents and Key Executives Program, noted for its emphasis on team and consensus building as elements of business success.

In 1994, Palmer became a professional mediator. Attorneys and clients alike appreciate his grasp of the ramifications of proposed options in complex cases and his ability to dissolve impasse. Jeff uses his experience to resolve disputes efficiently and respectfully by keeping the negotiations frank and focused.


MBA Pepperdine University 1985
JD University of Maryland 1973
BA University of California 1968

Mediation Experience

Jeff Palmer has mediated more than 1700 disputes in many fields:

  • real estate
  • estates and trust litigation
  • business/commercial matters
  • partnerships

Mr. Palmer has his own firm, Mediation Specialists, Inc. and is affiliated with the following service providers:

  • ADR Services
  • Alternative Resolution Centers – ARC
  • Judicate West
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Lawyers Referral
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Probate Department 11, LASC
  • Santa Barbara Superior Court
  • San Bernadino Superior Court