Partner and Trial Attorney: Personal Injury and Criminal Defense
Lee Pearlman is the attorney that other attorneys refer their family members to when in crisis.
During college, he enlisted in the U.S Army Reserves and served two years in the military police.
Lee attended law school in Gulfport at Stetson University College of Law in Pinellas County, Florida.
In law school, he was busy competing for Stetson’s top nationally ranked Trial Team and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.
He also learned about courtroom work from the Judge’s perspective, interning with Judge Horrox of Pinellas County at the criminal justice center.
Lee’s passion is standing between the wrecking ball and his client.
As a criminal defense attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida, he defends those accused of crimes from the power of the State of Florida’s prosecuting attorneys.
As a personal injury and car accident attorney, he fights for his injured clients against some of the biggest and most powerful corporations out there: insurance companies.
Lee also interned at the prosecutor’s office under Bernie McCabe in Pinellas County. The prosecutors liked Lee so much they asked him to join their ranks after law school to which he did.
While working for Pinellas County, Lee tried more than 87 jury trials with a focus on serious crime cases and drunk driving cases.
After his time in service was complete, Lee left for private practice and focused on defending the accused and fighting insurance companies.
In private practice, he has defended every sort of criminal charge imaginable including DUI, Robbery, Assault, Domestic Violence, and Murder.
While he fights in courtrooms throughout the Tampa Bay area, he focuses his practice on the Pinellas County courts, including North County and South County traffic.
When Lee is not battling prosecutors, he is hammering insurance companies. Most personal injury lawyers fear the courtroom. Insurance companies know this and can force most injury lawyers to settle cases far below their value.
Lee Pearlman is known by the insurance company for refusing bad offers. Insurance claims adjusters know that if they try to low ball Lee and his injury lawyer team, Lee will see them in Court.
This hard-fought reputation benefits his clients because insurance companies know that they need to play fair with Lee. The end result is significantly higher settlements for Lee’s personal injury clients.
Lee has leveraged his trial lawyer skills to battle against every insurance company that does business in Florida and get results that his clients deserve.
Lee is married to Nicole Pearlman. Together they live in Pinellas County and have two little boys.
Recognition & Awards
- Adjunct Professor at Stetson Law School.
- Former State Attorney for Pinellas and Pasco County with more than 100 Cases tried by Jury.
- AVVO “Client’s Choice” Award for four consecutive years with a perfect “10/10” rating
- America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
- University of Maryland, College Park
- Stetson University College of Law
Meet Our Attorneys:
Our award-winning trial attorneys have successfully argued complex catastrophic injury cases in courtrooms across Florida. We have earned a reputation for zealous advocacy on behalf of our injured clients – both in settlement negotiations and jury trials.