I've been a practicing lawyer for 37 years, specializing in all areas of civil litigation. I enjoy working personally with my clients; I don't have paralegals who do that for me. All communications involving a case are between my clients and me, personally; my staff is involved only in clerical work and scheduling matters, and things like that. I try to be available at all reasonable times, and I answer all questions to the best of my ability.
I pride myselfl on my ethics. If I don't feel that I can handle a case and do right by my client - such as tax and patent cases - I'll refer the client to other attorneys I'm sure can handle the matter professionally and with expertise. If I don't believe that a client has a meritorious case, I advise him or her not to sue. If I believe there is a good case, then I'll fight like hell to get my client everything he or she deserves. But I'll never advise suing just to earn myself a fee. I've never practiced that way, and I never will.
My fees depend on the type of case, the amount in dispute, the complexity of the anticipated litigation, and other such matters. All fees are set forth in a written retainer agreement filed with the NYS Office of Court Administration, where appropriate..
I will never promise a client a result. No responsible or reputable lawyer ever will. I will promise, if I undertake to represent you, that I will do my very best to provide you with my best skills and efforts, that I will work my hardest for you, and that I will consult with you before undertaking actions on your behalf, All settlement proposals will be communicated to you, and explained to you, in full. Whether to accept a settlement will be strictly your decision.
No matter whom you choose to represent you, good luck. But before you make your selection, be sure to check out each candidate thoroughly.
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With about 700 published answers on Avvo.com which are to the point and extremely helpful to consumers, and client recommendations too, it is easy to see that attorney Pernick knows the law and wants to make sure her clients know their rights and make good decisions. If you are headed to a courtroom and have a question about the litigation process, she is your answer. If her office is anywhere near you, I recommend her to you. Someone who knows the law and wants to help people - that is exactly what a person needs. I endorse her because she cares and she is good, very good. Period.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Assistance with 9/11 Survivors||Association of the Bar of the City of New York||1992|
|Solo Practitioner||Law Offices of Susan G. Pernick||2007 - Present|
|Senior Litigator||Meltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone||2004 - 2007|
|Partner||Lehrer Pernick & Engelberg||1994 - 2004|
|Associate||Semon & Mondshein||1981 - 1994|
|Assistant Attorney General||NYS Attorney General's Office||1977 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||1975 - Present|
|In re Sugar Antitrust Litigation||Settlement|
|In re Master Key Lock System Price-Fixing||Settlement|
|Walker v Peters||Client obtained full recovery of all sums stolen, exceeding $1,500,000|
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|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Empire State Moot Court||Moot Court||2015|
|Empire State Moot Court||Moot Court Judge||2014|