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Lee M. Perlman graduated from American University in 1990 from the School of Public Affairs in Washington D.C. with a concentration in Government. After serving as an assistant campaign manager in a United States Congressional Campaign in Boston, Lee left to begin Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. After law school, Lee worked as a judicial intern for an Atlantic County New Jersey Superior Court Judge in the Chancery Division for one semester. He then formed his law practice in 1994.   Shortly thereafter was the inception of Perlman and Block with Lee as the founding and managing partner. That partnership dissolved in 1996 and Lee has been in solo practice ever since.


Lee now practices with his three associates exclusively concentrating in consumer bankruptcy, FCRA and FDCPA work. He and his staff of ten oversee three offices and file well over 500 consumer bankruptcy cases per year in all three New Jersey vicinages.


Lee is a graduate of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court Program through Seton Hall University, a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy attorneys since 1997, a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, an attorney member of the District Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey as well as a member of the Rutgers University Bankruptcy Pro Project Steering Committee, in addition to being a longstanding member of several county bar associations and serving as a panelist at several CLE seminars. Most recently, Lee has been a guest commentator on Fox News discussing identify theft and the proliferation of credit card usage on college campuses, has appeared as a guest commentator on the national Fox Business Network and serves as Attorney Instructor for the Jersey Bankruptcy Law Foundation. Recently, Lee testified before the New Jersey Legislature in support of a bill aimed at curbing abusive debt collectors in New Jersey.


He is a graduate of Max Gardner’s intensive Bankruptcy Boot Camp litigation seminar.

Lee has appeared on the radio program Legal Perspectives on 1210 am CBS Radio as a guest attorney answering consumers questions about bankruptcy, debt and mortgage related concerns.

In 2010, Legal Services of New Jersey presented Lee with a Justice Medal of Honor for outstanding pro bono service.

In 2011, Lee was named an Awesome Attorney by SJ Magazine.

Lee and his wife Kristen live in Haddonfield with their daughter Kate and son Jared.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 45%
    22 years
  2. Chapter 7: 45%
    22 years
  3. Chapter 11: 5%
  4. Bankruptcy: 5%

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • Ross Michael Gigliotti

    I endorse Lee Perlman as an excellent Bankruptcy attorney. I have been referring clients to Lee for nearly 20 years. He is well-regarded in the legal community and is recognized as an expert in his field. He understands the struggle his clients face and has the skill and legal acumen to ease their minds and achieve extraordinary results.


    Ross Gigliotti DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robyn Bryson Flynn

    I endorse this lawyer. Lee and I have mutual clients and work together to decide if bankruptcy is the right choice for them. He is truly caring and an expert in his field.


    Robyn Flynn Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lee M. Perlman, Esq

1926 Greentree Road, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003-1100


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2010
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2009
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Lee Perlman1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Camden County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey LawyerStudent Loans. Restore Bankruptcy Fresh Start.2007
New Jersey Lawyer MagazinePlease Turn to Chapter 7: Still? Still.2006
Courier PostBanktupcy Reform Bills1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AN/A1993
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
American UniversityPublic AffairsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FDCPA SeminarBankruptcy2009
16th Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcy2009
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal EducationMortgage Servicing Abuse in Bankruptcy2008