Atty. Palafox has been in practice for 18 years. He specializes in Agrarian Law, Labor Law, Election Law, Litigation and Real Estate and Land Titling. He was admitted to the Bar in 1999 and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines-College of Law in Diliman in 1998. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of the Philippines at Baguio.
He joined the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRA Law) as an associate prior to serving as Head Executive Assistant (HEA) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in 2001-2003.
He previously worked as a Supervising Legislative Staff Officer II at the House of Representatives and Legislative Staff Researcher.