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Our clients worked hard all their lives, putting their trust in the companies that employed them and believing they had their best interests at heart. Now, all these years later, our clients discover that was never the case. These companies betrayed their trust; now our clients and their families are facing a devastating disease and unimaginable circumstances. It’s horrible what these companies did and they should be held accountable for their actions.
Weitz & Luxenberg is pleased to welcome Brandon Perlman to our hardworking, knowledgeable Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation unit. He comes to us from a long line of family members who dedicated their lives to working on behalf of individuals harmed by the actions of others. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all attorneys.
“I’m excited Weitz & Luxenberg asked me to join its team of mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys,” Mr. Perlman exclaims. “I’ve known about the firm for years, and it’s a privilege to join their efforts.”
“Ever since I was 5, I planned on becoming an attorney. Growing up, I admired how my own family members had spent their lives representing individuals who had been victims of personal injuries so I knew I wanted to help others,” Mr. Perlman remembers.
“The more I learned about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, the more I realized that was exactly the kind of law I wanted to focus on,” he says. “Being here feels like an excellent fit for my own personal goals. I really want to help our clients who have developed this horrible, yet preventable disease.”
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that often forms in the lungs. Unlike some other forms of cancer, we know what causes it: asbestos exposure.
We know mesothelioma can be prevented. We know our clients did not have to face this diagnosis.
That is why Weitz & Luxenberg was founded over 30 years ago and why we continue to fight on behalf of our clients. The companies that exposed people to asbestos knew how dangerous it could be.
But those companies put profits first. Had they had warned people and safeguarded the health of their employees, our clients would not have developed this disease.
As Mr. Perlman echoes our firm’s sentiments exactly: “We need to make things right.”
“We live in a great country, which offers people the opportunity to make a good living and lead fulfilling lives. But there’s one thing that really bothers me: the culture of profit over people, which some corporations are guilty of,” he insists.
“It’s one thing to make money, but some companies care only about making money. They don’t look out for their employees. They could take measures to safeguard their employees’ health, but they don’t. For them, it’s money first,” Mr. Perlman adds.
“Some companies simply don’t care about people’s welfare. They make decisions every day to increase their profit margins and hope that they’ll get away with it, that something won’t come around to bite them in the end. That is outrageous and disgusting,” he insists.
“That’s why what we are doing at Weitz & Luxenberg is so important. The attorneys here are some of the best in the country, and we’re doing everything we can legally to make sure these companies don’t get away with harming people,” Mr. Perlman says.
“When we think about asbestos, what comes to mind are certain types of jobs. Like steamfitters, construction workers, boiler makers, firefighters, and mechanics. Many of our clients have worked in power plants, at construction sites, and in the building industry,” Mr. Perlman explains.
“And although asbestos has been phased out in many areas since the 1980s, we are still discovering it in all kinds of products and the dangers of being exposed still exist,” he points out.
“As long as companies are knowingly exposing people to asbestos, there’s a chance people will get sick. The thing about mesothelioma is that it often takes decades to develop, so some companies will continue to do what they can to make money today and hope they never have to answer for their actions,” Mr. Perlman explains.
He emphasizes, “What these companies better realize is that as long as they keep putting people’s lives at risk, Weitz & Luxenberg will be right here fighting for the very people these companies disregarded and failed to keep safe.”
“Every case begins with meeting our clients and listening to them. We want to hear their stories in their own words and help them recount details from sometimes decades ago,” Mr. Perlman continues.
“We explain the legal process and support them in every way we can. Ultimately, we want them to know we will never stop working for them. We will do everything legally possible to secure a just outcome for them and their families,” he adds.
Mr. Perlman joined Weitz & Luxenberg shortly after earning his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. While attending Brooklyn Law, Mr. Perlman served as an articles editor on the Brooklyn Law Review, as well as a national team member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Additionally, Mr. Perlman interned in several legal venues, including the Office of the New York State Attorney General.
He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Katherine A. Levine in Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County, Brooklyn, New York. In that role, Mr. Perlman conducted legal research on issues arising in civil cases; analyzed the availability of special damages; and observed and assisted the judge in courtroom proceedings and pretrial conferences.
Outside the office, Mr. Perlman enjoys following the New York Knicks and New York Giants. He also loves boxing. When he can get out of town, he visits his home in Vermont where he loves to ski and spend time outdoors.
Mr. Perlman is licensed to practice law in New York. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York, and his B.S. from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Brandon Harris Perlman will be happy to review your case.