Michael Perenich is a third-generation personal injury attorney and a grandson of the late Guy Perenich, who pioneered his first law firm in Pinellas County in 1955. Following in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, Michael became an attorney and had the pleasure of working with his father and grandfather. Michael now joins his three uncles at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys to continue advocating for the people in our community.
While at the University of South Florida Michael was selected to be a member of the Ethics Bowl team. Michael led the team to a third-place finish in the southeast region. While at USF he was elected to be the Vice President of the campus Philosophy Organization. After USF, Michael attended Loyola University, New Orleans College of Law, like his father. While in law school, Michael interned for Honorable Judge Robert Morris of the Second District Court of Appeals. Michael also participated in a study program in Budapest Hungary, and Istanbul Turkey studying (International Transactions, and Central European Legal Systems). During his third year of law school, he was accepted to study at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he received the Honorable R. Grable Stoutamire Book Award (highest grade) in American Legal Thought, as well as a distinction in Trial Practice.
A Florida native, Michael was born in Clearwater, raised in Tarpon Springs, and now lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and children. He graduated from East Lake High School, then studied Philosophy, like his grandfather, and graduated from the University of South Florida.