Tiffany Palmer

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge, At-Large


Tiffany will be a critical voice for LGBTQ equality on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas


Tiffany Palmer is a candidate for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. Tiffany is a nationally acclaimed lawyer with 20 years of trial and appellate experience. She is also a parent and proud member of the LGBTQ community. Tiffany has extensive experience working on cases that involve families in crisis or the loss of loved ones. She understands that the law has a real effect on people’s lives, and people deserve not only equal justice, but compassion.

Tiffany began her legal career in 1998 as a public interest lawyer, when she was awarded a prestigious fellowship to represent low-income LGBTQ people. In the 2003, Tiffany co-founded the firm Jerner & Palmer, P.C. Tiffany is a Fellow to the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and she was named one of the nation’s “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” in 2011 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Tiffany currently serves as the Director of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law. In 2014, she received the Rutgers Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award for her groundbreaking work in family law. In 2018, Tiffany received the Mazzoni Center’s Justice in Action award.

Tiffany and her wife Lee Carpenter have been together for almost 20 years and they have a 6th grade daughter. Tiffany has a long history of community service including public school advocacy and she is a Girl Scout Troop leader.

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