Ms. Pearlman was born and raised in Utica, New York. She is currently the managing partner in a family law practice founded by her father, Louis T. Brindisi, which is now known as Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman, LLP. Practicing law was a lifelong ambition for her, and she recalls sitting in both criminal and civil courtrooms as a young child watching her father, with admiration, as he defended numerous notable cases. Her interest in the law grew as the years passed. She followed in her father’s footsteps by attending his alma mater, LeMoyne College, in Syracuse, New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1986.
After college, Ms. Pearlman continued her education at the University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1989. She continued her post-graduate education and graduated from the University of Baltimore, Maryland, Graduate Tax Program, with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM).
After law school, Ms. Pearlman began her career initially with the accounting firm formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand in Washington, D.C., as a tax consultant (1989-1991). Thereafter, she practiced in the fields of commercial real estate and corporate transactions with the law firm of Andrew Naden & Associates, P.A., in Towson, Maryland (1992) and then with Fedder and Garten, P.A., in Baltimore, Maryland (1993-1997).
Ms. Pearlman moved back to Central New York in 1997 to join her family’s practice, Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Pearlman, LLP, where she has been practicing law and raising her family ever since.
Ms. Pearlman practices in the field of civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. She has handled thousands of civil cases and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for her clients, many of which have been won through participating in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediations and arbitrations.
Ms. Pearlman has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, which places her in a group of select lawyers recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell® evaluates attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards through a Peer Review System, which is a verified and secure on line rating system, done after extensive and confidential peer reviews by members of the Bar and Judiciary. This is done in an effort to help keep the public informed when making the decision to do business with an attorney or law firm.
Based on her years of exceptional advocacy, litigation success, ethical standards, and extraordinary accomplishments in high stakes legal matters, Ms. Pearlman was also re-selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Upstate New York in 2021. Prior to selection for this honor, attorneys must meet extremely high standards for membership and are evaluated and ranked by region. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of litigators in the United States receive this award.
Ms. Pearlman also has an AVVO Rating of 9.2, garnering her the title of “Superb”, on a 0-10 scale, which is an online directory of lawyers, that evaluates a lawyer’s background based on their profile and accomplishments, and peer reviews from attorneys and clients.
She has also been listed in Super Lawyers for Upstate New York for 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, which is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York receive this distinction. She has further been recognized by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) as Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. This distinction is based on client and/or peer nominations and research and independent evaluation by AIOPIA. Ms. Pearlman has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in 2016 in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; in 2017 in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; in 2018 in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, for her work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; in 2019 in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; in 2020 in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; in 2021 in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America; and in 2022 in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Americafor her work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Ms. Pearlman is also a member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association, which is an invitation-only professional organization, composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families that need attorneys to represent them with regards to their Mass Tort claims in the United States.
Ms. Pearlman has written articles for the New York State Women’s Bar Association, “How Social Media Accounts Effect Your Client’s Personal Injury Claim” (2016) and “Alternative Dispute Resolution vs. Litigation” (2015).
She was also featured in Fortune Magazine’s Women Leaders in the Law in 2015, where she was recognized as an elite female attorney, exhibiting the highest level of professionalism, and having been peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for her legal ability and high professional ethical standards.
She is admitted to practice law in New York State, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She lives in New Hartford, New York, with her husband, Victor, and they have three children, one of which is a recent graduate of Albany Law School.
Auto Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Snowmobile Accidents, ATV Accidents, Bus Accidents, Boating Accidents, Construction Accidents, Labor Law, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Birth Injuries, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Pharmaceutical, Defective Drugs and Medical Devices, Animal Bites, Sexual Abuse Litiation, Mesothelioma/Asbestos Litigation, Qui Tam (Whistleblower Suits)
New York State Bar: 1997
Maryland State Bar: 1990
District of Columbia Bar: 1992
Commonwealth of Virginia Bar: 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York: 1997
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
National Trial Lawyers: Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Top 25
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Oneida County Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of New York, Mid York Chapter
LeMoyne College, B.S. Degree in Accounting
University of Richmond School of Law, Juris Doctorate
University of Baltimore School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, L.LM in Taxation
Fedder & Garten, Baltimore, MD
Andrew Naden & Associates, Towson, MD
Coopers and Lybrand, Tax Consultant
Ms. Pearlman has written and been published as follows: “How Social Medial Accounts Effect Your Client’s Personal Injury Claim”, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WBASNY e-News, Volume 5, Number 1, Fall, 2016; “Alternative Dispute Resolution vs. Litigation”, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WBASNY e-News, Volume 3, Number 3, Spring, 2015; and “The Dangers of Pokémon Go”, New York State Bar Association, One on One, a Publication of the General Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association, Spring 2017, Vol. 38, No. 1;