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Raiford D. Palmer - Naperville, IL

1250 East Diehl Road#400 Naperville, IL 60563

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Updated: 09/12/2023

Naperville Family and Divorce Law Lawyer


Raiford D. Palmer, AAML, is a Shareholder in Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C. Raif enjoys solving challenging problems and has a very common sense, practical approach. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the premier professional organization of family law attorneys.

Named a Leading Lawyer in the area of Family Law, Raif concentrates his practice in high net worth and complex asset divorce matters, especially those involving business and real estate interests...

About Raiford D. Palmer

Practice Areas

  • Family and Divorce Law
  • Post-Divorce Matters
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Chief Operating Officer, Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Arbitrator, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (DuPage County)
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem/Child Representative, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (DuPage County)

Other Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (Fellow)
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, 2007 - Present (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • DuPage County Bar Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • Will County Bar Association (Member)


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1994
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1991
    Major: Political Science/Prelaw

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Sigma Kappa

Past Positions

  • Lewis University College Mock Trial Team, Attorney Coach

Pro Bono Activities

  • Family Shelter Service of DuPage, Inc.
  • Vice President, Member of Board of Directors, Former Secretary

Classes and Seminars

  • Failure to Obtain and Interpret Financial Documents, NBI Seminars
  • Avoiding Inaccurate Asset Valuation, NBI Seminars
  • Complex Financial Cases and the Role of Financial Professionals, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois Seminar
  • Resolving Disputes and Speeding Up the Process, NBI Seminar
  • Ethical Dilemmas, NBI Seminar
  • Civil Law Trial Advocacy Program, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training, DuPage County Bar Association
  • The New Rules of Evidence, Presentation to DuPage County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Pitfalls in Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, DuPage County Bar Association Mega Meeting
  • Navigating the Storm of Divorce, Divorce Law Basics
  • Introduction to Divorce Law


Other Sources of Feedback About Raiford D. Palmer

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Raiford D. Palmer on Super Lawyers


  • Leading Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Top-Rated Lawyer in Divorce & Family Law

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1250 East Diehl Road#400 Naperville, IL 60563

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  • Tax Issues for the Non-Traditional Couple, DCBA Brief, May 2009
  • Valuation and Division of Business Assets in Divorce, DCBA Brief, April 2008
  • Grandparent Visitation: A Practitioner's Approach Family Law, December 2007

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