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Lee Pearlman was born and raised in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Harrisburg.  He went to Northern York County High School, and  attended college at the University of Maryland, College Park where he received two bachelor of arts degrees and two minors.  Lee also studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia for 6 months in 2002.  While in college he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and served two years in the Military Police.  After college Lee moved to St. Petersburg where he attended Stetson University College of Law.  While there Lee was a member of Stetson's top nationally ranked Trial Team and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.  He was the recipient of the Ralph Harris Ferrel Competition Award and The National Order of Barristers for his performance on those teams.  Lee also served a judicial internship with the Honorable Donald E. Horrox in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County.

After graduation Lee accepted a position with the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, where he also interned during law school.  During his time as an Assistant State Attorney Lee tried over 87 jury trials, ranging from 1st degree felonies to 2nd degree misdemeanors, including all traffic related citations and crimes.  He served in county, traffic, and felony courts and dealt with every aspect of criminal law, including writing multiple successful appeals and handling Executive Assignments from the Office of the Governor. 

After leaving the State Attorney's Office Lee accepted an associate position with the law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.  As an associate Lee handled all aspects of criminal defense, including trials, motions, and appeals on behalf of his clients. 

After his tenure at Carlson & Meissner Lee decided to start his own law firm with his friend and former Assistant State Attorney Andrew Tetreault.  When Lee and Andrew started the law firm of Pearlman & Tetreault, P.A., they agreed the sole focus and attention of the firm should be their clients, believing constant access and communication should always be available to those who put their faith in Pearlman & Tetreault.  With this belief and the desire to help people in their time of need, Lee and Andrew believe themselves to be situated to help their clients achieve the best outcomes with the least amount of stress, fear, and complications possible. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 32%
    4 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 26%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 26%
    7 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 16%
    4 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Deborah S. Moss

    I had the pleasure of working with Lee when he was employed with our firm. Lee is one of those special rare lawyers that has both a charming persuasive personality and is very knowledgeable on the law. He is well liked and respected in the legal community. He works hard for his clients because he really cares about doing a good job. Rare indeed. I endorse this lawyer.


    Deborah Moss Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Donald James Kilfin

    Lee Pearlman is, in my opinion, an exceptionally talented attorney. I have always been very impressed with his knowledge, tenacity, and skill and I strive to emulate him in my professional capacity. I highly endorse this attorney.


    Donald Kilfin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pearlman & Clark, P.A.

10812 Gandy Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL, 33702


FLMember in Good Standing200809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Avvo's Cient Choice AwardAvvo2012
The National Order of BarristerThe National Order of Barristers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPearlman & Clark, P.A.2012 - Present
Advocacy Skills TrainerStetson University College of Law2010 - Present
AssociateCarlson & Meissner2011 - 2012
Assistant State AttorneyPinellas County State Attorney's Office2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/A2014 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
The Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Inn of CourtN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stalking and Strangulation Prosecution SeminarN/AN/A2009
DUI Trial Advocacy School - Florida Prosecuting Attorney's AssociationDUICertificate of Achievement2008
Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor /Public Defender Training ProgramTrial AdvocacyCertificate of Achievement2008
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernment and PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
University of Maryland, College ParkCriminology and Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2004