Guy N. Perenich – In Memorium

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Professional Experience

In Memorium

1925 – 2018

Over a career that lasted more than 45 years, Guy Perenich truly proved that he was a “people’s attorney.”

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 to Columbia University, one of the top three law schools in the country at the time. He later 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 in Pinellas County. He did this for three years, settling cases with general practice attorneys who had little experience in personal injury. 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.


George Washington University Law School

Washington, District of Columbia

J.D. - 1952

Columbia Law School

New York, New York

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

B.A. - 1949

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1952
  • Florida, 1955
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1956
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1955

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Countryside Bankers, 1988 - Present
  • Straight, Inc., 1976 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi

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