Philadelphia, PA –Attorney Tiffany L. Palmer, a candidate for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the May 21, 2019 primary election, has received the endorsement of the Honorable Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania.
“Tiffany Palmer will be a judge in the best traditions of the judiciary. She is only one of two candidates on the ballot this year found to be highly qualified by the Philadelphia Bar Association,” said Former Gov. Ed Rendell.
Tiffany received the “Highly Recommended” merit rating from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. The Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention evaluates judicial candidates to help voters make decisions about candidates for judicial office. The Commission’s evaluations are based on criteria such as legal ability, experience, temperament, administrative ability, integrity, and devotion to improvement of the quality of justice.
Tiffany has practiced law in Philadelphia for over twenty years. Tiffany started her legal career at a Philadelphia nonprofit, where she founded the nation’s first direct legal services program designed to assist LGBT families. In 2003, Tiffany co-founded Jerner & Palmer P.C., a Germantown law firm specializing in cutting-edge family law and estate planning.
As a nationally recognized leader in the field of family law, Tiffany is running for judge with a particular interest in bringing much-needed improvements to Family Court. She is currently the Director of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association and is a fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. In 2018, Tiffany was the Honoree for the Mazzoni Center’s Justice in Action Luncheon. She also received the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Law Service Award from her alma mater, Rutgers Law School, in 2014.
Tiffany’s candidacy for judge has already been widely endorsed. She has received endorsements from Democratic Party Wards 1, 2, 5, 8, and 9, Philadelphia Firefighters’ & Paramedics’ Union Local 22, AFSCME District Council 47, Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, National LGBTQ Victory Fund, Reclaim Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, PA-181, and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, PA-184.
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