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

Brian Pearlstein is the Managing Partner of Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein & Bouquet and enjoys an excellent reputation among his peers, clients and community for his tireless advocacy for those who find themselves involved in complex and emotionally charged situations.  Brian’s ability to creatively tailor strategies on behalf of each client combined with his conscientious approach and love of the law have made him one of the most sought-after family law attorneys in the state of Maryland.

“Whether it’s a divorce, custody, domestic violence, complex financial dispute, alimony or child support matter, my role is to tirelessly defend my clients’ interests, both in and out of the courtroom. I particularly enjoy working on complicated cases that require creative solutions as well as the ability to offer practical strategies for long term success.”

Brian has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations for distinction in the practice of family law.  Throughout his career, Brian has successfully handled issues related to complicated financial matters, valuation of businesses/professional practices, real estate holdings, stocks and property disputes and domestic and international custody and support matters.

His practice includes resolving matters concerning:

In addition to representing Washington area business owners, corporate executives and community leaders, Brian is also recommended as a family law attorney by both the French and Belgian embassies in Washington, D.C.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, he is also licensed 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.

Brian litigates in Montgomery, Frederick, Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George’s Counties, as well as in Baltimore City and County.  He 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.

Brian is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 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 and was named a partner in 2001. Brian became the Managing Partner of Brodsky Renehan Pearlstein and Bouquet in 2007.


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

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: 2011-2017
  • Washingtonian Best Divorce Lawyers: 2011-2017
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America List: 2015-2017
  • "AV" Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Baltimore & Washington DC's Best Attorney by Legal Leaders Magazine 2015