Judge Pearl consults with clients, litigates and mediates cases, and accepts assignments as a Parent Coordinator and an Attorney for Children. Judge Pearl also uses her expertise to provide peer reviews of forensic evaluations in child custody matters, in addition to offering her services as a trial consultant to members of the bar.Over the course of her career, Judge Pearl’s focus has been on helping parents, children, older adolescents, and families. Jane Pearl approaches her work from both a clinical and legal perspective. She understands that family issues can be emotional and confusing, which is why she places such a heavy emphasis on providing personalized attention to each of her clients.
Even when cases get tough, Jane Pearl is driven by the knowledge that she is making a real difference in the lives of her clients. When she was a judge, facilitating adoptions and family reunification was one of the most rewarding aspects of her work.
Jane Pearl’s background in psychology has been a significant influence on her work as an attorney. While engaged in clinical psychology and engaging in psychological research, she was also teaching behavioral science in medical school, helping doctors see their patients as people rather than as their illnesses. This background gave her the tools to evaluate her cases in a just and compassionate way and the empathy to understand her clients’ needs.
As Jane Pearl begins practicing at The Mandel Law Firm, her focus is on helping parents resolve child custody issues and guiding them to an expanded definition of what it means to win in a custody case. She also hopes to help children navigate the legal process when parents are in contentious conflict and to help families resolve disputes amicably through mediation and parenting coordination.
Jane Pearl was drawn to The Mandel Law Firm because of the firm’s focus on families, including her own. At The Mandel Law Firm, she hopes to put her interdisciplinary background in mental health and law to good use, helping families iron out disagreements before they turn into legal battles.