Professor Pertnoy is a distinguished legal educator and attorney. He has served as a member, vice-chairperson, or chairperson of committees of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and Florida Bar, and he was the President of the Florida Council of American Inns of Court. His publications include articles in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Defense, the Florida Bar Journal, and the Albany, Dickinson, Mercer, Montana, St. Thomas, and Syracuse Law Reviews. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law and in Who's Who Worldwide. He was an attorney in private practice for many years and has served as a Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney. He has been a presenter at many national conferences, institutes, and public media programs. He also is active in the community as a member of numerous organizations, including the World Hunger Organization, the National Wildlife Society, the Sierra Club, and the Smithsonian Society. At the St. Thomas University School of Law, Professor Pertnoy has served as Clinical Director, Assistant Dean, and Associate Dean; currently, he teaches Florida Practice, Professional Responsibility, and Real Estate Transactions.