NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heather Palmore, chief trial counsel at Napoli Shkolnik, was chosen as the 2022 Corporate Honoree by the Wyandanch Plaza Association (WPA) for her outstanding service to the Suffolk County community. She was honored at the Association’s annual Art of Giving Benefit September 13th, 2022, at Colonial Springs Golf Club.
The WPA is part of the Wyandanch Rising initiative, a non-profit formed to foster job growth and economic opportunity for the benefit of the Suffolk County hamlet of Wyandanch. The Association offers numerous arts and culture programs and events to encourage Long Island residents to visit the Wyandanch Plaza for the purpose of catalyzing social and economic development.
Palmore, a native of Amityville, was particularly commended for her work as counsel for Wyandanch resident Wavery Lucas, an amputee who was assaulted by the Suffolk Police Department last November. Napoli Shkolnik is seeking $10 million in damages.
“What happened to Waverly is an example of what happens every single day in Black and Brown communities at the hands of the police,” she says. “I understand first-hand, as an African American woman, the need for communities to not only feel empowered, but are in fact, truly empowered to make identifiable, tangible change.”
About Heather Palmore
Heather M. Palmore, Esq. has practiced law for over 26 years. Most recently, she led the legal team for Travis Williams, owner of HBCU All Stars. Together with civil rights attorney Ben Crump, she negotiated a multi-million-dollar contract with CBS to bring to viewers the first-ever HBCU All Star Game, which aired to national audiences during the Final Four© weekend in March 2022.
Palmore’s numerous awards and accolades include Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business, and Molloy College’s Energeia Partnership.
About Napoli Shkolnik
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a leading national law firm that to date has won several billion dollars in settlements and verdicts for its clients in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, mass tort, environmental litigation, civil rights, and many more. The firm has been honored by The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms in America” 2022 Edition across 3 Tiers in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. For 22 years and counting, the firm has been dedicated to delivering justice for the victims of injuries and wrongs.