Van Der Hout LLP

David Palmer

  • Attorney






David Palmer graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2008 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. David joined the firm in 2018. As an associate attorney, David works to help U.S. companies and nonprofits hire and employ foreign nationals with expertise in engineering, technology, science, healthcare, business specialties, and the arts. David has nearly ten years' experience as an immigration attorney in San Francisco with a focus on representing startups and technology firms in the Bay Area.

David is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Northern California Chapter and has served on its Advisory Council since 2009, currently as the American Immigration Council Ambassador. In 2017 he was selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in Northern California Super Lawyers.

In law school, David served as Symposium Editor for the Hastings Constitution Law Quarterly, received the CALI and Witkin Award for Immigration Law, and participated in the Immigrants' Rights Clinic. He also served as a Legal Research Attorney at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco and was an intern with the California Attorney General's Honor Program.


  • Employment-based Visas and Petitions
  • Labor Certification
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Consular Processing
  • Family-Based Visas and Petitions
  • Naturalization and Citizenship


  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., Juris Doctorate | 2008
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts | 2001
    • Major: Government

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