Patricia Perlmutter, Esq.

PATRICIA PERLMUTTER, ESQ.Trish joined partners in 2017 as Policy Counsel for Partners. She addresses systemic problems victims of domestic violence face within the legal system. Trish leads advocacy initiatives aimed at enhancing victims’ safety, expanding access to justice, and advocating for children of domestic violence victims. Trish collaborates with county and state domestic violence working groups, domestic violence agencies, and the judiciary to advance practices and procedures that make the courts more accessible to everyone. She currently serves on the Supreme Court Family Practice Committee, Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Working Group, the Essex County Domestic Violence Working Group, the Supreme Court Statewide Domestic Violence Working Group, and the Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board.

Prior to coming to Partners, Trish was a clinical professor at the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law. Trish holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University’s Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

“Domestic violence has a devastating impact on a victim’s physical, mental, and financial well-being. The ripple effects of domestic violence can reverberate throughout the entire family and from one generation to the next. Helping our courageous clients break the cycle of violence for themselves and their children is deeply fulfilling work.”