J.D. - 1952
Guy Perenich prides himself on being a “People’s Attorney.” He has been representing clients as a personal injury attorney for more than 45 years, relating to his clients and their individual situations every step of the way. He wouldn’t have it any other way. He works hard to earn his living, but more importantly, to earn the respect of others by helping family, friends and clients every day.
Guy started his college career at Notre Dame. After three years, he left the Fighting Irish to join the navy to serve our country aboard the Harry F. Bauer Destroyer in the Pacific. For his commitment and duties, Guy was honored with a U.S. Navy Presidential Citation and a World War II Pacific Theatre Operation Citation. Upon returning to dry land, he returned to Notre Dame where he graduated with honors and proceeded on to Columbia University, one of the top three law schools in the country at the time. Guy transferred to George Washington University School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1952.
Unable to find work as an attorney in Washington D.C., Guy moved to Florida and became an insurance adjuster assigned to Pinellas County. He did this for three years, settling cases “with general practice attorneys who had little experience in these areas.” Guy learned that Pinellas County had a desperate need for an attorney who specialized in personal injury law. With this in mind and using the knowledge he gained while in the insurance industry, Guy Perenich co-founded the law firm of Muscarella & Perenich in 1955 which became the first law firm in Pinellas County to exclusively handle personal injury cases.
After over 60 years, Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes has grown to an office full of knowledgeable legal staff. The same principles that started the firm in 1955 remain and are instilled in every aspect of the firm. He cares about the firm, his clients and the community. He represents every client to the best of his ability and doesn’t settle for less. After raising a family of nine children and instilling his morals and traditions in them, Guy spends much of his free time playing tennis, proving to himself and his opponents that he is still the “Mighty Atom of the Courts” that he was back in high school.
B.A. - 1949