Mark D. Palmer

Mark D. Palmer



Mark D. Palmer has over 30 years of experience devoted exclusively to civil litigation in the Federal and State courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice is focused in the areas of serious personal injury, including wrongful death, brain injury and paralysis; fire litigation; construction defects and construction injuries; environmental exposure particularly involving lead paint; products liability; premises liability; and insurance coverage.

Mr. Palmer is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Torts & Insurance Practice Section), the Maryland State Bar Association (Litigation Section; Negligence, Insurance and Worker's Compensation Section), the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.

He is admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern and Southern Divisions), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Palmer has earned an AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale Hubbell.


Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1980

Catholic University of America, J.D., 1984


1985, Maryland and District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


Prince George's County, Maryland State (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Negligence, Insurance and Workers' Compensation) and American (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Torts and Insurance Practice) Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar; Defense Research Institute; Maryland Defense Counsel; National Fire Protection Association

Practice Areas

Insurance Defense; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Brain Injury; Spinal Injury; Fire Litigation; Lead Poisoning; Products Liability; Premises Liability; Construction Injuries; Construction Defects; Assisted Living Facility Liability; Security Guard Liability; Insurance Coverage


Accommodations Review Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland (Vice Chair) 2008-2013; 2013-2018


Selected as Super Lawyer in Maryland and District of Columbia by Law & Politics (2007-Present)