J.D. - 1984
Mark Perenich was born in Clearwater, Florida in 1956 and is the son of the firm’s founder, Guy N. Perenich, Esquire. Mark graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Public Administration in 1981 and a Juris Doctorate in 1984. Following graduation, he joined the firm where he is now a senior partner. His area of practice includes all aspects of personal injury with an emphasis on aviation accidents, medical malpractice, and interstate motor vehicle accidents involving commercial transport vehicles. He has been an instrument rated pilot since 1996 and handles cases statewide.
Mark received the James Masters Award in 1981 and the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills & Estates and Corporations in 1983. He taught business and corporation’s law at St. Petersburg College and was a Board Certified Civil Trial attorney from 1997 through 2007. For over 10 years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Burn Survival Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the needs of burn survivors throughout Florida. He has also hosted over 250 live call-in television programs on FLA LAW.
Mark is a member of the American Justice Association, Florida Justice Association, Pinellas County Trial Lawyers, and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the Middle and Southern U.S. Federal District Courts, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has argued cases before the Second District Court of Appeals in Tampa and Lakeland and before the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee. He has been a member of the Clearwater Bar Association for over 25 years.
Mark Perenich is recognized by his peers in Martindale Hubble as having received the highest rating AV in legal ability and ethical standards. The AV rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence among attorneys.
B.P.A. - 1981