Attorney Gregory Perenich
Civil Trial Attorney
Groups & Associations
- Florida Justice Association
- American Association of Justice
- Clearwater Bar Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Attorneys Association
Greg is co-founder of PERENICH The Law Firm and has been a forceful champion for the injured for more than 30 years. He is a lifelong resident of Pinellas County and was educated in public schools in Clearwater and Tarpon Springs. From a very early age, his career ambition was to become a trial lawyer through the witnessing of his father, the late Guy Perenich, trying cases in front of juries and advocating on behalf of wrongfully injured clients. Seeing his dad in court had a pivotal influence on Greg to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a tenacious trial lawyer and later establish PERENICH The Law Firm in honor of his father and mentor.
Through the representation of thousands of clients over his long career, Greg has sharpened his trial and advocacy skills in a wide variety of cases including wrongful death, medical malpractice and accident cases involving automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. His mission of never giving up for his clients is always at the forefront of his efforts of persuasion and the search for truth and justice. With these principles in mind, Greg was able to achieve one of the largest recoveries in Pinellas County history by obtaining a medical malpractice settlement in excess of 10 million dollars for the parents of a 3-week old baby that suffered catastrophic brain and developmental injuries from viral meningitis that was not timely diagnosed and treated.
Greg began his career as a state prosecutor in Miami-Dade County where he tried numerous misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases. After four years in Miami, Greg returned to the Tampa Bay area in 1991 with his wife to begin their own family and to re-establish his roots in our community. Ten years later he joined his father’s law firm and for the next four years worked alongside his dad in courtrooms across Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties. These experiences were instrumental in molding Greg’s training as a trial lawyer and honing his skills on behalf of his clients that have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially from a devastating injury or loss of life. Greg’s mission is to embody ethical servant leadership for his clients with the goal of healing and remediating their losses.
In 2009, Greg distinguished himself by becoming a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and later became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. That same year, he was able to achieve a settlement of more than one million dollars for the family of a 12-year old boy who was tragically killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver. His lawyering skills and determination succeeded in also holding a construction company liable for the parents’ loss because the company illegally closed a city sidewalk alongside the road where the boy was struck. Greg was able to discover that the contractor violated Florida Law and construction standards by illegally barricading the pedestrian sidewalk without obtaining permission from the local municipality or the Florida Department of Transportation.
Greg is a 1984 graduate of his father’s alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, and in 1987 received his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. He is a proud member of the Florida Justice Association, a former Kiwanian, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for both AdventHealth North Pinellas Foundation in Tarpon Springs and the Kimberly Home Pregnancy Resource Center in Clearwater.
Greg has been married for the past 30 years to his high school sweetheart, the former Kim O’Hara, a Registered Nurse. Greg and Kim have two adult sons, Gregory and Matthew. Gregory graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in Neuroscience and is entering the seminary to become a priest. Matthew attends Clemson University and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with plans to work in the field of research and design.
Greg and his family worship at St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs where he has been active in various ministries. He enjoys playing golf with Kim, traveling with his family, and attending college football games at Notre Dame and Clemson.