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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.


Susan Pernick



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    42 years, 2.3 thousand cases
  2. General Practice: 15%
    42 years, 700 cases
  3. Divorce: 15%
    42 years, 650 cases

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  • Misty Fields

    I endorse this lawyer. Susan is an accomplished attorney who is well respected by her peers and colleagues. She is both knowledgeable and dedicated to the practice of law.


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  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    With about 700 published answers on 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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Contact info

Law Offices of Susan G. Pernick

4 Todd Court
Glen Head, NY, 11545-1403


NYCurrently registered 197503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Assistance with 9/11 SurvivorsAssociation of the Bar of the City of New York1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerLaw Offices of Susan G. Pernick2007 - Present
Senior LitigatorMeltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone2004 - 2007
PartnerLehrer Pernick & Engelberg1994 - 2004
AssociateSemon & Mondshein1981 - 1994
Assistant Attorney GeneralNYS Attorney General's Office1977 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Sugar Antitrust LitigationSettlement
In re Master Key Lock System Price-FixingSettlement
Walker v PetersClient obtained full recovery of all sums stolen, exceeding $1,500,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Empire State Moot CourtMoot Court2015
Empire State Moot CourtMoot Court Judge2014