Dallas City Attorney

Assistant City Attorney

Employment Division

Litigation Section

Nicholas D. Palmer joined the Dallas City Attorney's office in 2010. His practice focuses on employment and civil rights litigation and advising City departments on labor and employment matters.


  • J.D., Pennsylvania State University the Dickinson School of Law, 2008
  • Woolsack Honor Society
  • Articles Editor, Penn State International Law Review
  • National Appellate Moot Court Team
  • Order of Barristers

B.S. magna cum laude in Criminal Justice, University of North Texas, 2005

Affiliations & Activities


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
Professional Memberships
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Prior Experience

  • Federal Law Clerk to United States District Judge Jane J. Boyle, 2008-2009 Term
  • Assistant City Attorney, Dallas City Attorney's Office, Prosecution Division, November 2010-February 2012
  • Attorney, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, 2009-2010
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
  • Litigation Clerk, Dodge& Associates, P.C., Summer 2007