Our Attorneys

Steve Palmé

Raleigh Divorce Lawyer

Attorney Steve Palmé was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 2005 and is currently a member of the North Carolina State Bar,  The North Carolina Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District Bar. He has devoted his practice exclusively to family law since 2005. After graduating with honors from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Steve worked as an associate at Tharrington Smith, LLP, in Raleigh, North Carolina and then worked for The Ward Law Firm, P.A., until opening The Palmé Law Firm, P.A. in 2009.

Steve received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1994, graduating Magna Cum Laude. After graduating from college, he worked in New York as an editor and writer for several book publishers including Prentice Hall and Dover Publishing before attending Tulane Law School in 2002. Steve received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane in 2005 and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina after graduation.

Steve is an active member of the North Carolina Bar and published an article on interstate custody and support issues in the April 2009 issues of Trial Briefs, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Magazine for family law practitioners.  He has served as a member of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Council and participates in the Campbell Law School Domestic Violence Advocacy Project which trains law students to act as pro bono attorneys in domestic violence cases.  Steve was recognized by the Continental Who’s Who Directory in 2013

Steve has resides in Raleigh with his wife and two daughters.


Rachel Beard

Raleigh Family LawyerRachel Beard was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 2012 and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. She joined The Palmé Law Firm in 2012.

Rachel graduated from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in Raleigh in 2012. While at Campbell, she interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and at the Wake County Family Court.

Before attending law school, Rachel worked as a sports journalist at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, for seven years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in journalism and history and served as the sports editor for The Daily Tar Heel.

Rachel lives in Apex with her husband.