James Anthony Palmisano

James Anthony Palmisano: Attorney with Palmisano Law Group AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Certified Child Representative, Attorney for Child, Guardian ad Litem, Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois, Committee Member, Domestic relations Management Advisory Committee to Judge Timothy C Evans, Domestic Relations Division, 1996-2000; Judge Moshe Jacobius, 2000-2010; Judge Carol Bellows, 2011-; Appointed Member of Court Subcommittee, Family Violence Prevention Coordinating Counsel, Fifth Municipal District, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois; Appointed Member to Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Counsel, 1981-1984; Member Subcommittee on Divorce Mediation, Family Law Section, 1983-1984; Chairman, Subcommittee on Bankruptcy/Hold Harmless Agreements, Family Law Section Counsel, 1983-1984; Speaker, "Family Law Updates" Illinois State Bar Association Annual Convention, Family Law Section, 1983; Member, Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Reference Program, Family Law, 1980-2011; Cast Member Video Production, " Domestic Violence Case Presentation" produced by Family Violence Prevention Coordinating Counsel for viewing by the general public as an information tool to victims of domestic violence, 1999; Speaker, "Supervised Visitation" Continuing Education Program for Child Representatives, Domestic Relations Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, 2007. Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers for 2011-2014 in the area of Family Law, Illinois Leading Lawyers (Family Law) 2014: in the Chicago Tribune 2012 Best Chicago Lawyers in Family Law and listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2014 in the area of Family law.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Visitation Rights
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Childrens Rights
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
708-966-4311  Phone
708-966-4313  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, B.A., Administration of Criminal Justice, 1970
Law School Attended:
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, Illinois; 1973, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Chicago and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations.
Reported Cases:
In re Marriage of La Reno, No. 82-440, Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Second Division, 113 Ill. App. 3d 755; 447 N.E.2d 949; 1983 Ill. App. LEXIS 1652; 59 Ill. Dec. 514, March 29, 1983, Filed (Overview: Trial court had jurisdiction to order former husband to pay real estate taxes on former wife's property in amendment to divorce decree because order was nunc pro tunc entered to conform written record of judgment to judgment rendered by trial court); In re Adoption of Richards, No. 81-1155, Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, First Division, 104 Ill. App. 3d 406; 432 N.E.2d 1037; 1982 Ill. App. LEXIS 1508; 60 Ill. Dec. 138, February 8, 1982, Filed (Overview: Grandparents were properly allowed to adopt their grandchild because they had shown by clear and convincing evidence that the mother failed to exhibit sufficient interest in the child to be considered a fit parent); Blake v. H-F Group Multiple Listing Service, No. 60280, Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, First Division, 36 Ill. App. 3d 730; 345 N.E.2d 18; 1976 Ill. App. LEXIS 2079; 1976-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) P60,861, March 1, 1976, Filed (Overview: The court upheld a ruling that defendant real estate companies' multiple listing service and membership requirements excluding plaintiff broker did not violate antitrust law since rule of reason was properly applied).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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