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Deborah K. Palmer Counsel

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Sara Burr, 269/553-3512

Social Security Law Experience

Debbie has worked in the area of personal injury law for over 15 years. She is experienced in complicated automobile negligence, dog bite, premises liability and trucking accident cases, while also being part of the litigation team for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, general negligence and wrongful death litigation matters. Debbie has developed a growing Social Security law practice to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining disability benefits and qualifying for Medicaid or Medicare.

In addition to her law practice, Debbie is a frequent lecturer to various groups and organizations on topics such as professional negligence and medical damages. She has co-authored several sections of The Michigan Trial Notebook.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of Justice
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan
  • American Burn Association
  • Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)


  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Lansing, Michigan
    J.D., 2004
  • Siena Heights University
    Adrian, Michigan
    B.B.A., 2000


  • University of Michigan Pam Pucci Service Award, 2016
  • Honored as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010 - 2012
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