Peter Perlman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Lexington, KY

Peter Perlman Law Offices, P.S.C.
 | 148 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-253-3919
Fax: 859-259-0493
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1962
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Peter Perlman is known throughout the state of Kentucky for his exceptional trial skills and for the personal advocacy he has shown on behalf of personal injury victims. As managing partner of Peter Perlman Law Offices, P.S.C., Mr. Perlman focuses on personal injury and wrongful death claims involving motor vehicle accidents of every type with a special emphasis on automotive design flaws, crashworthiness litigation and product liability law. Mr. Perlman’s efforts on behalf of his clients in these cases have resulted in several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements over the course of his career.

Mr. Perlman has held an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell for more than 30 consecutive years. He is also a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and the International Society of Barristers, a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a former president of the American  Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the Civil Justice Foundation and the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.

To further exemplify Mr. Perlman's trial success and dedication to consumer advocacy, each year the Kentucky Justice Association recognizes their most outstanding trial attorney with the "Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award."

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.


About Peter Perlman

Admitted: 1962, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow of The Melvin M. Belli Society, 2015
  • Fellow, Henry Stites Barker, 2006
  • Featured in publication “Fighting for Public Justice – Cases and Trial Lawyers that made a difference”, 2001
  • An Endowment Scholarship has been established in his name by University of Kentucky College of Law., 1999
  • In the University of Kentucky Law Alumni Hall of Fame, 1998
  • Received Southern Trial Lawyers’ Association War Horse Award, 1995
  • The Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award is given annually by the Kentucky Justice Association, 1993
  • Best Lawyers of America, 1986
  • Civil Justice Foundation's Award, "Champion of Justice"
  • Henry T Duncan Award, 2010 - Present
  • University of Kentucky Fellow, 1972- Present
  • Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award
  • Selected by the American Bar Association to serve on Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College
  • Selected as Member of the International Society of Barristers
  • Selected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected to Give Commencement Address at Graduation Ceremonies of the University of Kentucky College of Law and Northern Kentucky College of Law
  • Limited to Outstanding Lawyers as Selected by their Peers
  • Former President, American Board of Trial Advocates of Kentucky Chapter
  • One of Kentucky's Top 10 Attorneys in 2007 and 2008; Profiled in 2007 Edition by Super Lawyers
  • "AV" Rating from Martindale Hubbell, Inc. - 1979 - Present
  • Selected as one of five Outstanding Young Men of Kentucky
  • Selected as Outstanding Young Man of Lexington
  • “President’s Award” at the annual AIEG in recognition of successful efforts to force General Motors and Chrysler to assume liability for all vehicles involved in collisions after bankruptcy. 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, International Society of Barristers, 2003
  • President, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2000
  • Founding member and past President, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2000
  • President, Civil Justice Foundation, 1989
  • Past President,  Civil Justice Foundation, 1989
  • President, American Association for Justice, 1985
  • Past President, American Association for Justice, 1985
  • Member, Inner Circle of Advocates, 1984
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1983
  • Kentucky, 1962
  • Member, Inner Circle of Advocates, 1984 - Present
  • Former President, Kentucky Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Former President, Kentucky Justice Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Kentucky
  •  U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Fayette County from 1965-1968
  • Past President, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Trustees, National Judicial College

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Recognized as Henry Stites Barker Fellow, 2006
  • Volunteer Childrens' Activities – Served as Big Brother
  • Served as President of Junior Achievement
  • Chair, Development and Funding for Playground for Children at Cardinal Hill Hospital
  • Active member, Lexington Rotary Club; has served on many committees and on Board of Directors. 1972 -
  • Fellow, University of Kentucky since 1972
  • Member, University of Kentucky Development Council
  • Vice President, Kentucky Jaycees
  • President, Lexington Jaycees
  • Coach, Calvary Baptist Church “Upward Basketball Program”
  • President, Junior Achievement

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Closing Arguments, Volume I and Volume II", 2006
  • Authored, Opening Statement Annotated, 1994
  • Author,  Opening Statement, 1994
  • Adjunct Professor, UK College of Law, 1979
  • Taught, Trial Practice - University of Kentucky College of Law for 25 years.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Won more than 50 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Educational Background:

  • Kentucky University, Lexington, Kentucky - A.B., 1959
  • Duke University College of Law, 1959
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Office Location for Peter Perlman

148 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-253-3919

Fax: 859-259-0493


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Last Updated: 6/26/2018

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