Address: 148 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507
Lawyer Firm: Law Offices of Herren & Adams LLP
|Areas of Practice||Personal injury, Civil litigation, Products liability|
Peter Perlman is admitted to the bar in Kentucky, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He attended Duke University, and received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kentucky. His areas of practice are personal injury, civil litigation and products liability.
Peter Perlman heads his own firm in Lexington, Kentucky, where he specializes in products liability and crash-worthiness litigation. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a member of the International Society of Barristers, a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, has served on the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College and is a founding member and past President of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He is also past President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Civil Justice Foundation, and the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.
He is in the University of Kentucky Law Alumni Hall of Fame. He is the author of numerous publications, including the book, Annotated Opening Statements. For 25 years he taught the subject of trial practice at the University of Kentucky College of Law and an Endowment Scholarship has been established in his name by the law school.
He has won more than 50 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Pete has been told by judges and opposing lawyers that his greatest strength is his ability to simplify fairly complicated issues. Pete frequently uses analogies, country music, proverbs, and other similar methods to help tell the story to the jury.
The Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award is given annually by the Kentucky Justice Association The award is bestowed upon an attorney who has demonstrated exceptional talent, fights for the rights of consumers, and gives back to the legal profession.
Peter received the "President’s Award" at the annual AIEG (lawyers specializing in crashworthiness cases) meeting last November. The award was in recognition of successful efforts to force General Motors and Chrysler to assume liability for all vehicles involved in collisions after bankruptcy. The award states in part "you are true hero to the tens of millions for whom you fought for accountability from the auto manufacturers."
Married to the former Lana Day Coyle; three children: Pamela, Patrice and Penne; four grandchildren: Sarah, Jacob, Jack and Nick
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