Success Starts with the Right Team

At Scott H. Palmer P.C., you get an entire team of highly experienced attorneys dedicated to achieving the best possible result for your case.  

Dallas Lawyers

Fighting for Our Clients with One Goal

in Mind: to Win

At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., we handle criminal defense, personal injury, civil rights, family law, and business disputes throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. With over 98 years of combined experience, we have handled cases of every variety and would be glad to represent you on your matter. As we guide our clients through the justice system, we keep one goal in mind: to win the case. We are located in Addison, TX and serve clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. With experience and passion, our Dallas personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys are prepared to serve you during each step of the case!

Handling a Variety of Legal Matters in Texas

We strive to be the firm people know they can turn to, no matter the legal issue they're facing. Our Dallas attorneys practice specific areas of the law and are well-versed in the processes involved in resolving cases.

Our lawyers in Dallas, TX provide skilled legal representation for various types of matters, including:

Highly Respected in the Legal Community

Award-Winning, Board Certified Representation

Over the years, our firm has continued to collect various honors and awards for the outstanding legal representation we provide. Always striving to help our clients secure the best possible results, we believe in going above and beyond the legal call of duty to help our clients win.

A Team Approach to Your Case

Working Together to Provide Effective Counsel

When you choose Scott H. Palmer, P.C., you'll have not just one attorney working your case, but a whole team. Our team approach allows us to handle all types of legal matters efficiently. Bringing our knowledge and resources together, we find and develop innovative solutions to meet your unique needs. Additionally, we'll handle your case with compassion and respect. We know that the outcome can affect your life for years to come, which is why we will work closely with you, listen to your needs and concerns, and stand by your side every step of the way.

Working as a team also allows us to provide the legal representation you need regardless of the issue you're facing. Our Dallas attorneys practice specific areas of the law, which means whether you're involved in a criminal defense, personal injury, civil & criminal appeals, or civil rights case, you can rest assured knowing that we can effectively handle the matter.

We handle criminal cases involving DWI, domestic violence, drug crimes, federal crimes, felonies, misdemeanors, murder & manslaughter, sex crimes, theft crimes, traffic tickets, white collar crimes, and more. Lastly, we our experienced team works with victims of car accidents, catastrophic injuries, premises liability issues, product liability cases, wrongful death, and more.

Why We're the Right Choice

A Firm Focused on Quality
  • Award-Winning Team of Attorneys
  • Over 98 Years of Combined Experience
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Board Certified Attorneys in Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, Family Law & Personal Injury
  • Multiple Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case
  • Featured in the Media as a Trusted Legal Source

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Meet Our Experienced Team

With You from Start to Finish
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    Scott H. Palmer

    Founding Attorney

    “If there’s a will, there’s a way. This is the approach I take when defending my clients. Can’t is not in my vocabulary, and I’ll stop at nothing to ensure the best outcomes for my clients.”
    • Texas Board Certified
    • Best Dallas Lawyers
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Avvo 10.0
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    Rebekah Perlstein


    “Everyone has a story to tell and a police report or a prosecutor’s file is not going to convey that story. It’s my job to be their voice.”
    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    • D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40
    • Avvo 10.0
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    Grant Gerleman


    “When a client chooses me to represent them on a personal injury or wrongful death matter, I know that they have placed their trust in me to help them sort through the aftermath of a traumatic event and to seek accountability from the parties that caused them harm. I do not take that trust lightly and pride myself on obtaining meaningful results that move our clients on a path toward recovery.”
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    James P. Roberts


    "I take pride in, and frankly believe I have the duty, to fight for my clients against the constant injustice they face at the hands of police and government actors."
    • American Association for Justice
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Western Trial Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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    Niles Illich, Ph.D.


    “I believe that my first role as an attorney is to find a solution to my client’s problem. When the obvious answers are no longer available, I will work the problem until I find a solution that works for my client. Sometimes this is an entirely unexpected approach and we have to look at the problem in an entirely new way, but I believe that if given enough thought, every client's problem has a solution.”
    • American Association for Justice
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • First Amendment Lawyers Association
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    Paul Green


    “As a business attorney who has had the opportunity of representing large companies down to the individuals working out of their house, I take great pride in helping the start-ups reach their potential.”
    • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
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    Wes Sackrule


    Wes Sackrule has spent his time as an attorney exclusively working for Criminal Defense firms, advocating for his clients around the Metroplex and in jurisdictions throughout Texas. Wes’ style tirelessly holds the State accountable to satisfying its burden with sufficient objective evidence. With a legal philosophy involving meticulous discovery review, Wes ensures the best outcome for his clients. Wes earned his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2021. ...
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    Michelle Rosenberg


    Prior to joining Scott H. Palmer, P.C., Michelle worked as an attorney with the Public Defender’s Office in both Los Angeles County and Maricopa County for approximately twelve years. Throughout her career, she has worked with both juveniles and adults. While Michelle spent much of her career as a trial attorney defending cases ranging from misdemeanor DUIs and robberies to felony sex crimes and kidnappings, she eventually focused her efforts on both pre and post-conviction work involving ...
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    David Wilken


    David earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, focusing most of his coursework and experiences in criminal law. Additionally, David served as a Student Mentor to first-year law students throughout his time in law school. Prior to obtaining his J.D. at OU Law, David attended TCU in Fort Worth, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Business. As a native Texan raised in Georgetown, Texas, David was excited to return to Texas upon graduating ...
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    Russell Turkel


    Attorney Russell Turkel brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique skill set to the practice of federal criminal defense law. Russell is a native of Southeast Texas, where his mother was a college English professor and his father worked for a petrochemical plant before opening a successful law practice. He was inspired by their passion for learning, and he carries his hometown’s blue-collar work ethic to complement twenty years of experience working for the federal judiciary. Russell graduated ...
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    Nancee Lu


    Nancee is a zealous advocate for her clients and brings a passionate belief in justice and the presumption of innocence. She understands the unique challenges that a criminal conviction may pose to one’s future. With this in mind, Nancee is dedicated to protecting her clients’ rights and freedoms along the way and helping them seek the best possible outcome. Nancee earned her B.A. in Criminology with a minor in Constitutional Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2016. Her interest in ...
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    Breanta Boss


    Breanta “Bre” Boss is a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law. Bre received her M.A. and B.A. from Texas State University where she majored in Political Science. Bre is driven by a strong commitment to public service as she has interned for Legal Assistance for Survivors of Sexual Assault, the Dallas Public Defender Office, Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center, Rockwall County District Attorney Office, and W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Center. In law school, she served as Chief of the Judge ...

Board Certified Criminal Attorney

Credentials You Can Count On

Our very own Criminal Lawyer Scott Palmer is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This classifies our attorney as an expert in the field—an honor that only 5% of lawyers in the state can claim. Not only do clients who work with us benefit from having a certified specialist on their side; they also get to work with a qualified team that has earned a reputation for being high-profile, peer-respected legal professionals.
Whether you are facing criminal charges or you are seeking compensation for your injuries, you can trust that our team will provide you with the immediate and aggressive legal representation you need. If you are looking for an honest assessment of your legal options, look no further than our trusted team of results-driven advocates at Scott H. Palmer, P.C.
There's No Substitute 
for Quality 

Our team is committed to providing personalized attention every step of the way and providing the guidance you need with your goals in mind. We are committed to providing high-quality representation and working toward a favorable outcome.

Our Clients Say It Best

We can tell you that we have over 98 years of combined experience and that we fight tirelessly to protect the rights and freedoms of the accused. But the best way to learn about our quality of legal services is from the people we have represented. Read a few client reviews here, and click the link below to learn more.
  • There is no doubt in my mind that Grant Gerleman lives and breathes to help people.

    “For the entirety of our time in court, Mr. Gerleman was cool, calm, and collected. He was amazingly prepared, articulate, strategic, and smart. He moved and spoke with such ease and confidence, but was unassuming and humble with his delivery. His interacti”

    - Sheila
  • I knew I was in good hands.

    “Sorsha was really helpful and was able to get my case dismissed. I highly recommend this law office. She always answers my calls and was able to answer all my questions and felt good going to court knowing I was in good hands.”

    - I.F.
  • Holding the Police Department accountable.

    “Without their help I feel as if the legal system would have dismissed the officers wrong doing. I like to thank Scott, Rachel, and especially James for their hard work and willingness to take a case against Southlake police department and hold them account”

    - G.U.
  • I highly recommend this legal team to anyone seeking professional, sincere, ethical legal representation!

    The team were extremely professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and consistent in handling my case. The thing I appreciated most about the team, no ever sold me any dreams, they dealt with facts with the highest or morale and ethics.

    - D.M.

  • Appreciated the team approach.

    “Dealing with the different attorneys at this firm was a good experience! Definitely appreciated the team approach. Thank you to all of you for your help and guidance!”

    - B.M.