Law Offices of Peter Perlman, LLP are pleased to announce that 2013 President of the Litigation Counsel of America Peter Perlman has been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. During his career, Peter Perlman has worked toward making a safer society by challenging defective and dangerous products. His cases have received national exposure, and he has won more than 60 multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
He has served as a former president of AAJ, Public Justice, and the Civil Justice Foundation. Peter served as an adjunct professor at the U.K. College of Law for 25 years, and has been inducted into the Law School Hall of Fame. His endowment has provided scholarships for 35 students since 1999. He has also established memorial scholarship funds arising out of successful litigation, for the families of wrongful death victims.
He has received the highest awards given by many national trial lawyer organizations including the AAJ “Leonard Ring Champion of Justice;” the Kentucky Justice Association Lifetime Achievement Award (the only person to be so honored); and the Fayette County Bar Association annual Henry T. Duncan Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the “Compassionate Gladiator Award” from the Florida Justice Association. The Litigation Counsel of America has established the Peter Perlman Service Award in his honor.
He has written many publications for trial lawyers, including the book Opening Statements Annotated.
In his community and state, Peter has been involved in numerous charitable activities. He chaired a fundraising effort to build a specialized playground for handicapped children at Cardinal Hill Children’s Hospital in Lexington. He was president of Junior Achievement, and has served on many civic boards.
In order to be nominated for induction in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, the trial lawyer or judge must have 30 plus years of experience, be at least 60 years of age and among several other criteria, “have left an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the American public, the Constitution, and the American trial bar,” the Hall of Fame website states.
The nominees are voted on by the publisher of The Trial Lawyer Magazine, immediate past president, current president, president-elect and chairman of the executive committee of The National Trial Lawyers association, and five living members of The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, the website also states.