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Michael Patrick Perenich

Car accident Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Mike Perenich, Michael Perenich

Licensed for 9 years

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Personal injury attorney Michael Perenich Is a third-generation personal injury attorney. His grandfather, Guy Perenich began the law firm in 1955 now known as Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes.

Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes was the first Pinellas County law firm to focus its practice to personal injury law, helping thousands of clients.

At our St. Petersburg law firm we know we have what it takes to successfully handle your injury case. Don’t hesitate and reach out today.

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Licensed for 9 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers - Saint Petersburg Office
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers - Clearwater Office
1875 N. Belcher Road
Suite 201
Clearwater, FL, 33765
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by DouglasMartyn | May 13, 2014
Experienced, Professional, and gets the Job Done!
Very Experienced, and Professional. I will recommend Micheal to all my friends and family. He was always a step ahead of the rest. Thank You again Michael!
Posted by Nick | December 31, 2014
Great Outcome, Case Won Against Crappy Insurance Company
I'm kind of a person who usually will try to do something myself, rather than make things confusing by pulling a bunch of people into my problems (so I'm stubborn). I had a pretty bad car accident, and thought originally that getting a lawyer would be too much work. Boy was I wrong. Basically when it was just me dealing with my insurance company, they only answered my phone calls and emails on THEIR time, and then offered me a "Generous" outcome. They would pay me 2,000$, total out my daily driver, and then have me sign an agreement saying that I would never pursue legal action against them. Needless to say at this point, I called Mr. Perenich for advice. We decided that in order to protect me against the faceless company who didn't care about me as long as I pay my 160$ a month, we should open a case. Within a few days, the insurance company all of a sudden wanted to know if I was "OK" and if I "needed anything". Michael Perenich helped me through the legal mire, and provided me with good advice, and gave me access to some great medical options. He has a STRONG network of doctors, other lawyers, and legal power that he can use to help make a strong case. He really made me feel valued as a customer, and the outcome of the case was HUGE. Far beyond any recovery I hoped for. I highly recommend him to anyone like me, who thinks that opening a case "puts people out" or is more trouble than it's worth. You can either get shoved around by your company, or get serious help. Nick
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Posted by Crystal | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!
Michael Perenich took my case when no one else would. He really believed he could help me and he did. Michael made this experience so much easier for me. He was always available to answer questions and continuously kept me updated. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly attentive attorney
Mr. Perenich handled my mothers injury claim with such professionalism I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
Posted by Mike | January 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My #1 Recommendation
I've called upon Michael for his legal service and advice several times over the past 5 years or so. He has always been very helpful and informative during every step of the process, which can really provide peace of mind during otherwise stressful times. With a family background in law for generations above him, it's easy to see why Michael chose the path he did, and they really do make you feel like part of the family.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
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Life saver !
He handled everything for my case, and he did it in a professional & timely matter!
Posted by Amanda | August 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Michael went above and beyond
Michael went above and beyond to help with the dismissal of my ticket resulting from an auto accident. As a scared client with no knowledge of the court system, he made me feel comfortable and walked me through every step needed. He represented me in the court room with such class and dignity; a true professional. I'd recommend him a thousand times over!
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Posted by Ashley | July 19, 2016
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I will use them again if needed
Michael Perenich has helped my case in every positive way possible. I've never used a lawyer for anything in life before, but a had a car accident and didn't feel as if I was being treated fairly from my insurance company. They fought my case for a YEAR and ended up getting the full amount requested in the beginning of my case. I was kept up to date on all activities. I am very thankful for Michael and Melissa.
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Posted by Colleen | May 15, 2016
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If you want honesty and integrity, look no further
A few months ago, I was struck out of the blue with a financial legal dilemma. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, frightened, and confused, I reached out to Michael for advice. He immediately calmed my fears and anxieties. After discussing the issue, Michael rapidly formed a plan of action and began work on my case post haste. Throughout the entire ordeal, he not only kept me informed but included me in the entire process. Thanks to his keen legal mind, care, and determination the matter was resolved in short order. Michael is a consummate professional who, even when dealing with other unsavory lawyer-types, keeps his integrity and honest down to earth values.
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Posted by Stefan | May 13, 2016
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Second to none in the Tampa Bay area...
Point blank: There are okay lawyers, good lawyers, great lawyers and others that fall in between. I know this because I've hired many in the past for pertinant and various reasons. They're assurance: They're there when you need them in your corner during times of personal need. Maneuvering through life is perilous at times. We wish it ran smoother than it does especially as more variables accumulate. Reality though, beyond a perfect world is a world where there are no auto accidents, no renters falling down staircases, no etc, etc... there will always exist times of need. Now, having said that, Michael Perenich is my attorney, my assurance that someone's in my corner when things go south, when things go other than what's expected but most of all Michael Perenich is my friend. He has helped me in my times of need. His area of expertise as well as his care and determination are beyond expectations. He is my 'go to' when I'm out of my legal element. He allows me to continue the life I've made for myself and my loved ones. I couldn't ask for any more. Call him, he will listen, draw out out a solution, make it happen, do it expediantly, and get you back to life you know. Stefan W. Mongie
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Posted by Nicole | May 9, 2016
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Professional, informative, and thorough!
At first, I was a little apprehensive about using an attorney. I was worried I was going to feel totally clueless and lost in legalese. From the begin, Michael Perenich, was informative, honest, and reassuring. Throughout the entire process, he thoroughly explained every step and all the possible outcomes. He was readily available when I needed to speak with him and easy to reach. I would happily recommend Mr. Perenich's services to anyone and look forward to having him legally represent me in the future.
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Posted by Ronald | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied! Great lawer, put up a great fight for me. Will hire again if I ever need him.
Michael, went to bat for me on a case. He was super helpful and informative during the process. Kept me in the decision making process and was fair to me (the client) in all aspects. I've never needed an attorney prior to this case, but if I do again I know I would hire Michael Perenich. If you're in need of a great lawyer, that isn't there just for the money, Michael is the right guy.
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Posted by David | January 30, 2015
Down to earth, smart, and professional
I hired Mr. Perenich for a complicated workers compensation matter. Mr. Perenich is very down to earth, honest, and made me feel comfortable with the process… no one can put a price tag on that. If I, or anyone I know, need legal representation in the future I will be sending them to Mr. Perenich and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
Helpful and friendly
Attorney Perenich was very helpful. He immediately cleared his calendar to make sure he was available to handle my case. He really went the extra mile to assist me and to resolve my claim with positive resolution. I would totally recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by javnd01 | December 31, 2014
Attentive, personable, and professional.
Michael Perenich helped my family in an auto accident case that I thought was going to take an emotional toll on all of us. He was quick to get things started and it was so much less burdensome than I originally planned. He settled our case quickly and through out the case was always quick to return phone calls and answer any questions we had about the process. At no point in time did Mr Perenich fail to let us know about changes in our case. We were able to settle our case outside of court and have the funds to pay or medical bills.
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Posted by Patricia | May 14, 2014
Excellent and Professional
Michael was very responsive to my needs ,always responded to questions promptly .Explained things I did not understand .Was very professional.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-45%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, PA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Florida Second District Court Of Appeal
  • 2011 - 2011


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Kunnen V. FHS
  • Plaintiff


  • Tampa Bay American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Committee member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Contributing Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Albanian
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2017
  • 2014 Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Honorable R. Grable Stoutamire Book Award
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day
  • The Warren Court
  • 2018
  • The Great American Teach-in
  • On being a personal injury lawyer
  • 2014
  • Law Day
  • The legal system and Tort law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a personable attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. He's a creative-thinker and always looking for new ways to obtain justice for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"Michael has impressive client reviews that evidence his professionalism and care. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael he is simply a Great lawyer. If you need the best representation possible Michael Perenich is the lawyer to call."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for clients in court."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a dedicated and highly skilled attorney. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael comes from a family of personal injury lawyers, starting with this Grandfather, Guy Perenich, and his father, Mark Perenich. Caring for people is literally in his blood. He is a dedicated member of the Florida Justice Association and is committed to continuing his family's service to the community by helping people recover from accidents caused by the negligence of others. He is also a kind hearted gentleman with strong family values."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Michael is a very smart and creative lawyer, he is able to use his intelligence and knowledge of technology to be effective. I've seen him handle multiple Car accident and slip and fall cases, he did very well."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is the type of lawyer who cares about his clients deeply, and works tirelessly on their behalf. He is thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend his to my family and friends who needed his legal services."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"I take pleasure in endorsing Michael Perenich. He is a very hardworking, intelligent, and an overall great person."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Perenich is my go-to attorney for referring clients in the area of personal injury, as I do not practice in that field. With each client sent his way, he has exceeded expectations in professionalism and quality of service. He is a great communicator and very knowledgeable in his field, with a wealth of experience surrounding him, being part of a prestigious, well-known firm. Two thumbs up and a strong endorsement from me."
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