555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202

1603 Capitol Ave #205C
Cheyenne, WY 82001


J.D., University of Denver,

  • Member, Law Review
  • Hoffman Cup Award
  • William F. Doyle Award
  • Barristers Cup Award

B.A., Columbia University

  • NACOMS Senior Honor Society


Law Week Colorado Barrister's Best, 2014

Best Lawyers in America®

– Denver Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Lawyer of the Year (2016 and 2018);
– Professional Malpractice Law -Defendants, Lawyer of the Year (2014);
– Professional Liability, Lawyer of the Year (2012);
– Distinction in Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants

Super Lawyers® in the fields of Professional Liability: Defense, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense (2006-19, Law & Politics)

Super Lawyers®,Top 10 Attorneys in Colorado (2014)

Super Lawyers®,Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Super Lawyers®,Top 50 Attorneys in Colorado (2010, 2011)

5280 Magazine, Top 50 Attorneys in Colorado

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

John Palmeri is co-managing partner of the Denver office. Mr. Palmeri handles complex civil litigation including the defense of professional malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, physicians, directors, officers, architects and engineers. Mr. Palmeri is the firm's professional liability practice group leader. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict in federal and state courts. He has secured several multi-million dollar settlements and judgments for his clients. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Palmeri has argued precedent-setting cases in federal and state appellate courts.


United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Wyoming 


American College of Trial Lawyers
  State Committee
American Board of Trial Advocates
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Faculty of Federal Advocates
Colorado Bar Association
  Professional Liability Committee (Chair 2001-05)
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  (President 1997-98)
Colorado Supreme Court
  Civil Rules Committee