Peter Perlman

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Phi Delta Phi (President, 1962). Author: "Predictable Human Error: Key to Improved Product Design," Personal Injury Annual, Matthew Bender & Co., 1978; "Use of Human Factors Testimony in Products Liability Cases," American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law, 1978; "Nobody Wants to Make a Mistake: Jury Selection Theme in Medical Negligence Cases," Personal Injury Annual, 1980; "Seeing Is Believing: Making Proof More Meaningful," Trial, June, 1981; "Unsafe Equipment Design-Isn't Coal Mining Tough Enough?" Personal Injury Annual, 1982; "Innovation in Advocacy: The Continuing Need to Challenge Precedent," Trial Diplomacy Journal, Summer, 1982; "Jury Selection in the Products Case-Is the Appearance of Justice the Goal?" Trial, November, 1982; "Town v. Country: Is Trial Strategy the Same?" Trial, September, 1983; "Tort Reform: The Other Side of the Story," Mid-America Insurance, May, 1986; "The Lawsuit Crisis: Two Perspectives," Insurance Review, May, 1986; "At Issue: Don't Punish the Injured," ABA Journal, May, 1986; "Don't Blame the Jury System," Health Care Strategic Management, March, 1986; "Key to Trial Psychology," Trial, 1987; Profiled in "Successful Trial Techniques of Expert Practitioners," Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, Inc. Section on Cross Examination, 1988; "Opening Statements," ATLA Press, 1990; Contributing author, "Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit," ATLA Press, 1991; "Opening Statement: Persuade Through Storytelling," Trial Magazine, February, 1992; "Opening Statements Annotated," ATLA Press, 1994; Contributing author: "Slaughter on the Highway: A Call for Action," Chapter on Crashworthiness, ATLA Press, 1993; "Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, The Video Series," participant, ATLA/Legal Views production, 1994; "The Compelling Opening Statement: Two Minute Markers," Trial, May 1994. Professor of Law, Litigation Skills, University of Kentucky Law School, 1978—. Faculty Member, National College of Advocacy: Harvard, 1973-1975, Suffolk, 1976-1977, Reno, 1976-1982, Georgetown, 1978-1980 and Cambridge, 1983. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Fayette County, 1964-1969. Chairman, National College of Advocacy, 1980.

Roscoe Pound Foundation (Trustee, 1985—); Kentucky Bar Foundation (Charter Life); Civil Justice Foundation (President, 1989-1991); American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Products Liability Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
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University Attended:
University of Kentucky, A.B., 1959; Duke University
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky, J.D., 1962
Year of First Admission:
1963, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; 1963, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 1962, Kentucky; 1965, U.S. Supreme Court
Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations; Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (President, 1975-1976); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (Founder and Board Member); TLPJ Foundation (Executive Committee, 1996—; President, 2000-2001); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member: Board of Governors, 1974-1977; Executive Committee, 1980—; Parliamentarian, 1980-1981; Secretary, 1982-1983; Vice President, 1983-1984; President-Elect, 1984-1985; President, 1985-1986; International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board Member); National Board of Trial Advocacy; American Board of Trial Advocates (Founding Member; Executive Committee, 1987—; President, Kentucky Chapter, 1988; Member, Board of Directors, 1989-1991); Inner Circle of Advocates; International Society of Barristers; Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Member, Board of Directors); National Judicial College (Board of Trustees, 1997); University of Kentucky College of Law, Hall of Fame (1999).
Birth Information:
Prague, Czechoslovakia, October 29, 1937
Reported Cases:
Leonard vs. Uniroyal, 765 F.2d 560 (6th Cir. 1985); Tabler vs. Wallace, Ky., 704 S.W.2d 179 (1986); King vs. Kayak Mfg. Corp., 387 S.E.2d 511 (W. Va. 1989)
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Lexington, Kentucky