John W. Palmer

John W. Palmer


  • Licensed, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, 1966, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1967
  • City Judge, Dyersburg, Tennessee, 1968-1977
  • Tennessee State Legislature, 1969-1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (LL.B., 1965)


Mr. Palmer was born and raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Following a tour of duty in the US Air Force, he decided to attend the University of Knoxville, where he received his Bachelor of Laws degree and was licensed in 1965. He promptly returned to West Tennessee and began practicing in Dyer County with his uncle, E.T. “Rocky” Palmer at Palmer Law Firm. Since then, Mr. Palmer has held numerous positions within the legal structure of Dyersburg and Dyer County and has helped literally thousands of clients with their legal needs.


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Dyer County Bar Association

Military Service

  • United States Air Force, 1956-1960