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Meet the Attorneys

Robert F. Julian

For over 30 years, Robert F. Julian, Esq. has represented primarily plaintiffs in complex cases involving medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury. Mr. Julian has served as a New York State Supreme Court Justice 2001-2008. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and is currently honored by The Best Lawyers in America 2018. This honor recognizes work in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, as well as Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. He was also named the Best Lawyers' 2018 Syracuse Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Julian is in good standings with the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. He has also received the prestigious America’s Top 100 Attorneys® award. This Lifetime Achievement selection to America's Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award. He has an active trial practice in both personal injury and matrimonial cases.

He is a graduate of Utica College (cum laude) and clerked to qualify for admission to the bar. He has earned an LL.M. from the University of London and a Ph.D. in philosophy (law) from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He has offices in Utica, New York and Syracuse, New York.

Stephanie A. Palmer

For over 20 years, Ms. Palmer has represented Plaintiffs in complex civil litigation cases including but not limited to nursing home negligence, wrongful death, product liability, labor law violations, construction accidents, personal injury, premises liability, and medical malpractice. She has litigated thousands of cases, many of which included millions of dollars in settlements.

Ms. Palmer has also litigated numerous cases at the Appellate Division in the New York State Courts and at the Court of Appeals. In addition, Ms. Palmer has litigated at the Second Circuit, Federal Court.

Ms. Palmer is admitted to practice in the New York State Courts as well as the Federal Courts, including the Northern District of New York, Court of Appeals - Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Ms. Palmer is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Oneida County Bar Association, Onondaga Bar Association and Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.