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Litigation Attorney

Perrin has successfully prosecuted and defended a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, ERISA cases, employment cases, product liability and personal injury cases, health care fraud and tax matters. He has conducted more than three dozen jury and bench trials in federal and state courts around the country, as well as contested matters before administrative tribunals and arbitrators, and has resolved disputes as a facilitative mediator.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2013

Crain's Detroit Business© 2016 Special Report: The Litigators

Grand Rapids Business Journal©, Newsmaker of the Year - Law, 2014

Leading Lawyers: ADR Law - Commercial Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Defense Law - General

Litigation Counsel of America, senior fellow

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2011

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association: Business Law Section; Litigation Section; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, The Brief Editorial Board Standing Committee; Ethics and Professionalism Committee

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association: Court Liaison Committee, co-chair; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Board

Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Litigation Advisory Board

State Bar of Michigan: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section; Negligence Law Section

Community Involvement

Calvin Alumni Association, former Board president

Bethany Christian Services, former Board member

Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan, former Board member

Grand Rapids Christian School Foundation, former Board member

Jellema House/Pathfinder Resources, Inc., former Board member

MOKA, Inc., former Board member

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Education

University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 1985

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.A., History, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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