Heather M. Palmore is a partner in the New York office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Palmore is a seasoned trial attorney throughout the state of New York in both federal and state courts with over 100 jury trials to her credit and numerous bench trials. She handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters from inception through settlement, arbitration, mediation, and trial pertaining to construction defect, labor and employment, education law, nonprofit representations, municipal law and governmental liability defense, insurance defense, and automobile liability. Ms. Palmore regularly works with scientific and medical experts, including engineers, scientists, physicians, accident reconstruction specialists, and other technical experts in the defense of catastrophic personal injury and property damage cases.
Prior to joining QPWB and since 2012, Ms. Palmore was a senior trial attorney and claims specialist with CNA Financial Services and Nationwide Insurance, handling insurance litigation claims from inception through trial, discovery, depositions, and site inspections. Previously, she was a partner/shareholder with a New York City, Wall Street law firm. She was in charge of construction and labor law cases, commercial litigation, insurance law, employment, education, and municipal law. For over 12 years she represented corporations, major insurance companies in the New York Tri-State area including the City of New York and numerous other public, private and not-for-profit entities; and accomplished over 100 trials to verdict involving insurance claims, labor negotiations, and employment contract issues. She commenced her legal career with the Queens County District Attorney’s office in 1995. As a trial attorney, she amassed a conviction rate of over 97% with over 50 cases to verdict. As assistant district attorney she represented cases involving major crimes and felonies on a variety of issues and offenses.
Ms. Palmore received her Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Syracuse University College of Law, New York in 1995 and Bachelor of Science, with honors, from Cornell University, New York in 1992.
Ms. Palmore is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
She is a presenter of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses for New York State Bar members on the topics of jury selection, trials, and trial practice.
Professional and Community Affiliations
New York State Bar, Member
Wake Forest University Parents Council, Class 2021 Representative
Molloy College, Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, Trustee
New York State School Board Association, Member
Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Foundation President
Suffolk County Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, President
Long Island Chapter of 100 Black Women, Member
Suffolk County Board of Ethics member, appointed unanimously by the Suffolk County Legislature
Honors and Awards
Long Island’s Top 50 Women in Business
Diversity and Inclusion
Appointed National Co-Chair for CNA’s African American Employee Networking Group
505 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10017
Telephone: (212) 226-4026
Facsimile: (212) 226-4027
Areas of Practice:
- Automotive Liability
- Construction Claims
- General Litigation
- Governmental Liability Defense
- Insurance and Insurers
- Labor & Employment
- Premises Liability
- Professional Malpractice Defense
- Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (1995)
- Cornell University, B.S., with honors (1992)