Brian Pearl is currently a member in good standing of the Florida Bar Association and has previously been a member of both the American Arbitration Association as well as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Brian is an active member of the local community and a big supporter of “giving back” to his community. He is president of a local charity that provides charitable contributions and funding support to a wide range of organizations including the Paralyzed and Injured Veterans of America, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Christian Children’s Fund, and multiple animal care and animal rescue sanctuaries in South Florida.
Brian and the firm also support local foster care programs, Back-to-School Supply Programs for needy children, and other community-related endeavors.
The Broward Boys & Girls Club and Ft. Lauderdale’s Riverwalk Trust are just a couple of the community efforts that Jason is especially involved with and supportive of in recent years. Jason’s innovative approach to community involvement began when he met the 1976 Olympic boxing gold medal winner, Howard Davis Jr., while doing his personal mixed martial arts (MMA) training in Fort Lauderdale. Davis was just starting up his locally headquartered new professional MMA league, Fight Time Promotions, and as it quickly grew into the leading fight promotion company in Florida, Davis invited Jason and the “Fight Team” at Thomas & Pearl to become a sponsor. After seeing how dedicated Fight Time Promotions was to building local youth training and advancement programs, and its involvement in other community efforts, Thomas & Pearl’s announced its official sponsorship of Fight Time Promotions in April, 2012.
Merrill spearheads the community involvement activities of Thomas & Pearl, including an annual “Back-to-School Supplies” purchasing program for underprivileged youth in our area, and an annual Christmas Toy Drive for local foster children. Merrill has also been extremely giving of her time and energy in personal life serving as president of the Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild for two years, and earning the prestigious President’s Award in 2000 – then again in 2010.
Merrill remains an active board member of 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer, is a lifetime member of Kids in Distress, and is a member of Pinion for Special Olympics. It is this level of volunteerism and “giving back” to the community that led to her receiving the Volunteer Service Award in 2005 and to her being voted Woman of the Year in 2012