A founding member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law, listed as a "Super Lawyer" and "One of the Best Lawyers in America," the author of two preeminent books used by courts and practitioners alike and a frequent nationally-known lecturer, Norman has been long regarded as one of the "deans" of the Family Law Bar. 

And now, after nearly 50 years of handling complex family law cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Florida, Norman is confining his practice to alternative dispute resolution services.


Professional Experience:

  • Managing Attorney, Perlberger Law Associates, PC (1988-2020)

  • Managing Partner, Blank Rome (1974-1988)

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Sydney Hoffman, Superior Court of Pennsylvania (1972-1974)

  • Law Clerk, Beasley, Albert, Hewson & Casey (1970-1972)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Member of Bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Florida; Certified Mediator; U.S. Supreme Court and several admissions to federal district and appellate courts.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • PBA House of Delegates; PA Family Law Section and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Founder, PA Chapter); Chairman of Various Committees in PA and Phila. Bar Associations; YLS Executive Committee; Adoption and Divorce Task Forces (gubernatorial appointments); Manville Trust Bankruptcy Committee (Appointed by U.S. Trustee).

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pa. Divorce Code (Bisel, 1980 & Supplements); Pa. Family Law (co-author)(Bisel, 1978); Instructor in Law, Temple School of Law (1979-1999); Instructor in Medical Jurisprudence, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1974-1988); Domestic Relations Handbook (Paralegal Institute, 1976); Course Planner, Toxic Torts Seminar (PBI, 1984); Course Planner, Divorce Code Amendments (PBI, 1988); Feature Column (Legal Intelligencer, 1978-1990); Author of numerous law review articles and CLE programs.


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