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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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.
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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.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Avvo's Cient Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|The National Order of Barrister||The National Order of Barristers||2007|
|Managing Partner||Pearlman & Clark, P.A.||2012 - Present|
|Advocacy Skills Trainer||Stetson University College of Law||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Carlson & Meissner||2011 - 2012|
|Assistant State Attorney||Pinellas County State Attorney's Office||2008 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||2012 - Present|
|The Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Inn of Court||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Stalking and Strangulation Prosecution Seminar||N/A||N/A||2009|
|DUI Trial Advocacy School - Florida Prosecuting Attorney's Association||DUI||Certificate of Achievement||2008|
|Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor /Public Defender Training Program||Trial Advocacy||Certificate of Achievement||2008|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Government and Politics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Criminology and Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|