Brian K. Pearlstein
Managing Partner
Practices: Maryland, Washington, DC

Brian K. Pearlstein, the Managing Partner of Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet, is recognized by peers, clients, and publications alike for his exceptional abilities both in and out of the courtroom. As a highly accomplished family law attorney, he manages complex and divisive family law matters and helps clients achieve their goals. Mr. Pearlstein adopts a unique strategy for each case, whether it’s an aggressive approach or something more conciliatory. Regardless of strategy, his practice is guided by the principle that the best result is one that provides long term security, stability and preservation of assets for clients.

Mr. Pearlstein is recognized by numerous publications and organizations for distinction in the practice of family law. Martindale-Hubbell lists him as AV Preeminent, their highest rating, bestowed upon only a select few attorneys. Washingtonian Magazine has named him as a top divorce attorney every year since 2011 and he has earned Maryland and DC Super Lawyer status since 2010. In 2013, he was named a Top 100 Attorney in Maryland by Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers publication also named him one of the Best Lawyers in America for family law in 2014.

“My role as a family law attorney is to help resolve the matter efficiently and effectively. I solve problems for clients; that’s my job. The measure of success is more than just resolving the immediate need—it’s positioning a client to do well in the future too.”

Recognized for his ability to respond to complex cases, Brian K. Pearlstein has successfully handled a multitude of issues related to complicated assets, valuation of businesses and professional practices, real estate holdings, stocks, and property disputes. His practice includes resolving matters concerning:

His clients are often business owners, corporate executives, leaders, and those with similar backgrounds who have complicated financial dealings and seek out Mr. Pearlstein for his creative approach to problem solving.

Mr. Pearlstein is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District, and the United States District Court for both Maryland and the District of Columbia. He litigates in Montgomery, Frederick, Anne Arundel, Howard, Baltimore City, and Prince George’s counties. Mr. Pearlstein has argued appellate cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Pearlstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and his Juris Doctor degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1991. He joined the firm in 1995, bringing a wealth of experience from prior practice with a Washington, D.C. law firm in areas of domestic relations, civil, commercial, and criminal litigation. He was named a Partner in 2001 and became the Managing Partner of the firm in 2007.


  • Juris Doctorate, Washington College of Law, American University, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1988

Professional Activities

  • Council Member of the Family Law Section for the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Treasurer of the Family Law Section for Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board of Directors of Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
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Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers: 2011-2015
  • Washingtonian Best Divorce Lawyers: 2011-2015
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America List: 2015-2016
  • "AV" Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Baltimore & Washington DC's Best Attorney by Legal Leaders Magazine 2015