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Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., Environmental Law, 2018)
  • Bucknell University (B.A., History, minor in Political Science, 2014)

Admissions

  • California

J. Palmer Hilton
Associate

Palmer supports legal teams representing public and private clients in water rights litigation matters. He was previously a Summer Associate in the firm’s Sacramento office.

Before to joining Somach Simmons & Dunn, Palmer researched regulations and proposed solutions for coastal and aquaculture issues while serving as a fellow for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Law Planning and Policy Center, and worked on eminent domain cases as an intern with the Colorado River Commission within the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

Beyond the workplace, Palmer is an avid outdoorsman, having completed the Wind River Wilderness Mountaineering NOLS course. When he is not skiing or camping, he takes his well-earned survival skills indoors for a friendly game of poker or watching televised UNC Tar Heels basketball games.

Insights and Activities

  • Contributing author, Legal Tides, Coast Watch, and North Carolina’s Blue Economy publications
  • Staff member, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., Environmental Law, 2018)
  • Bucknell University (B.A., History, minor in Political Science, 2014)

Admissions

  • California