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Practice Areas


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

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

Bar Admissions


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

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.

Honors and 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

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Litigation – Commercial, 2019

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

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

Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow; Order of Veritas

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

Community Involvement

Bethany Christian Services, past Board president

Calvin University, Board of Trustees

Grand Rapids Christian School Foundation, past Board member

Jellema House/Pathfinder Resources, Inc., past Board president

LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, past Council president

MOKA, Inc., past Board member

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