Terence’s roots in the community – and its courtrooms – run deep. Born and raised in Pinellas County, Terence followed a family tradition of practicing law, and protecting the rights of Florida citizens, when he was sworn in as an Assistant State Attorney upon graduating from law school in 1992. Over the next three years, he gained extensive trial experience as a prosecutor with the Pinellas County office of the State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. From 1995 to 1999, Terence further honed his skills in complex litigation, working directly with former U.S. Attorney Robert Merkle in private practice.
Thereafter Terence worked alongside his father Guy Perenich in the courtrooms of Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties. This partnership of law and family added to the legacy that Guy Perenich began when he established the first law firm in Pinellas County singularly dedicated to Personal Injury Law.
Prior to joining Perenich The Law Firm as a partner, Terence spent more than a decade representing those injured by the negligence and wrongful conduct of others, assisting countless individuals in both state and federal court. Terence’s expertise handling complex cases makes him an invaluable addition – and resource for our firm, and its clients.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Stetson University College of Law, Terence is a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association and the National Crime Victim Bar Association. An avid cyclist, enthusiastic golfer and frequent public speaker, Terence is also an active member of Toastmaster’s at Tampa Club 1810. He resides in Tarpon Springs.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||12/17/2019|
|Shareholder||PERENICH The Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Shareholder||Perenich Carroll, P.A.||2000 - 2009|
|Shareholder||Perenich Law, P.A.||1999 - 2000|
|Associate Attorney||Merkle & Magri, P.A.||1995 - 1999|
|Assistant State Attorney intern||State Attorney's Office||1992 - 1992|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney Office||1992 - 1995|
|Law Clerk||Federal Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Breaking News from PERENICH The Law Firm||BP Oil Spill Set in Motion by Supreme Court’s Decision on the Exxon Valdez||2010|
|Stetson University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Notre Dame||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|FLA Law||General Legal Advice||2002|
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