Charles A. Palmer
B.B.A. University of Michigan Business School 1967
J.D. University of Michigan 1970
Professor Palmer brings 17 years of professional legal experience to Cooley's classrooms.
He specializes in criminal law, real estate, personal injury, and entertainment law. He has tried over 300 cases and handled appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Palmer remains an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the State Bar of Michigan. Professor Palmer also serves on the Board of Directors of the Independent Bank of South Michigan and Independent Bank Corporation, a publicly traded (NASDAQ) corporation.
Professor Palmer has written articles on sports law and legal history. He is the co-author of a book on entertainment law and wrote the practice commentary for a book on personal injury damages. He has been published on art law and has is contracted to author a chapter on non-profit and community theatres for a book on law and the American theatre. He has also received the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award.
Professor Palmer teaches Business Organizations, Contracts I, Entertainment Law, Evidence, International Art Law, Law Practice, Medicine Forensics and the Law, Products Liability, Property I and II, Remedies, Torts I and II, Unfair Trade Practices, and Wills & Trusts. He has taught Business Organizations in Cooley's Australia Program (2000) and International Art Law for the University of San Diego Law School in Florence, Italy (2002).
Palmer, Charles A., "The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: A Law for Mobilized Soldiers," 87(10) MICH B J 34 (October 2008).
Palmer, Charles, "Holocaust Art," 86(9) MICH B J 20 (September 2007).
Palmer, Charles A., " Recovering Stolen Art: Avoiding the Pitfalls," 82(6) MICH B J 20 (June 2003).
Palmer, Charles A., "Drugs vs. Privacy: The New Game in Sports," 2(2) MARQ SPORTS LJ 175 (Spring 1992).
Books and Chapters in Books
Palmer, Charles A. and Robert J. Palmer, THE LITTLE BOOK OF HORSE RACING LAW. IL: American Bar Association (2014).
Palmer, Charles A., et al., TORTS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. NY: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (2011).
Palmer, Charles A., et al., THEATER LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS. NC: Carolina Academic Press (2004).
Palmer, Charles A., "The Czar’s Court: The Commissioner of Baseball and the New York Yankees" in COURTING THE YANKEES. Ed. Ettie Ward. NC: Carolina Academic Press (2003).
Palmer, Charles A., et al., ENTERTAINMENT LAW, 2nd ed. NY: Matthew Bender (1997).
Palmer, Charles A., Practice Commentary in STEIN ON PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES, 3rd ed. MN: West Group (1997).
Palmer, Charles A., "Mandatory Drug Testing in Athletics" in CANADIAN/AMERICAN SPORT, FITNESS AND THE LAW. Eds. Dick Moriarty et al. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press (1993).
Book Reviews and Other Short Works
Palmer, Charles A., "Teddy Roosevelt's Libel Trial," 19(3) LITIG 55 (1993).
Palmer, Charles A., "Stolen Art and the Struggle for Good Title," 7(4) ENT & SPORTS LAW 1 (1990).
DVD: "The Legal Battles Between President Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney" (Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2007) (on file with the Thomas E. Brennan Law Library).
“Laws Which Protect Servicemembers and Their Dependents After Mobilization.” (Michigan Army National Guard, August 1990) (publication distributed to service members mobilized for Operation Desert Shield).