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Brian K Pearlstein

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Recognized for his ability to respond to the needs of both demanding clients and cases involving complex litigation, Brian K. Pearlstein has successfully handled an array of cases related to complicated assets, valuation of businesses and professional practices, real estate holdings, stocks, property disputes, as well as the difficult issues associated with alimony, child support, custody, and modification of the same. Mr. Pearlstein also has an extensive knowledge of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, mediation, and domestic violence. He is equally experienced in settlements, endeavoring to resolve each case in the manner that best serves his clients.

Mr. Pearlstein is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District, and the United States District Court for both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He litigates in Montgomery, Frederick, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George's counties. An AV Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbel, Mr. Pearlstein has argued appellate cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Pearlstein was also named as a Top Family Law Attorney by Washingtonian Magazine for 2012.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Pearlstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and his Doctorate degree from American University's Washington College of Law in 1991. He joined the firm in 1995, bringing a wealth of experiences from prior practice with a Washington, D.C. law firm in areas of domestic relations, civil, commercial, and criminal litigation. He was named a Partner in 2001 and became the managing partner of the firm in 2007.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 35%
    22 years
  2. Family: 21%
    22 years
  3. Child Support: 17%
    22 years
  4. Child Custody: 17%
    22 years
  5. Alimony: 10%
    22 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian C. Johnston

    I was fortunate to get my start in family law working with Brian. He is a superlative lawyer. Brian is an expert on all aspects of family law. He is thorough and meticulous in his preparation and a zealous advocate for his clients. Anyone lucky enough to be represented by Brian will be in extremely good hands.


    Brian Johnston Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • John Robert Discavage

    I endorse this lawyer in the areas of Divorce and Family Law.


    John Discavage Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

16061 Comprint Cricle
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Attorney in MarylandMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Top Family Law AttorneyWashingtonian Magazine2013
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer MarylandSuper Lawyers2012
Top Family Law AttorneyWashingtonian Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Family Law AttorneyWashingtonian Magazine2011
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer MarylandSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Washington D.C. Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Maryland Super Lawyers 2010Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBrodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet, Chtd.2007 - Present
PartnerBrodsky, Greenblatt, Renehan & Pearlstein, Chtd.2001 - 2007
AssociateBrodsky, Greenblatt & Renehan, Chtd1995 - 2000
AssociateLeftwich & Douglas1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jewish Community Center of Greater WashingtonBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chair2010 - Present
Johns Hopkins Childrens Center Corporate Advisory BoardMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Montgomery County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
District of Columbia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
MICPEL - Divorce and Separation LawPleading and Litigation Tactics2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Womens CommissionDivorce2009