George T. Perrett

George T. Perrett

George T. Perrett

Practice Areas:Estate Planning and Probate, Business Planning / Formation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation

GEORGE T. PERRETT, born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. In 1986, he received his Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in economics and political science from Kenyon College. In 1989, he received his law degree from Emory University School of Law.

Mr. Perrett's practice emphasis is in the area of civil and probate/estate litigation, family law, estate planning, bankruptcy and appellate advocacy. He also has extensive experience in school law and litigation and employment law and litigation. In addition to his trial court work, George has also successfully argued appellate cases at the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court, as well as recently successfully defending a certiorari petition before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Perrett has been actively involved in various community organizations for years, including but not limited the Summit Pointe Board of Directors, the Calhoun County Board of Health, the Urban League of Battle Creek Board of Directors, the United Way of Greater Battle Creek and the United Arts Council of Calhoun County Board of Directors. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Perrett served on the State Bar of Michigan Subcommittee on Professional Ethics. For six years, from 1995 to 2001, Mr. Perrett served as a Calhoun County Commissioner and was chairperson of the board in 1996 and 1997. In 2000, he was the Republican candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Mr. Perrett is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, past president and member of the Calhoun County Bar Association, and member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. In addition to his practice in state courts, he is also licensed to practice in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Perrett and his wife, Lisa, reside in the Kalamazoo area with their three children.

REPORTED CASES: Barnes v Jeudevine, 475 Mich. 696; 718 N.W.2d 311 (2006), reh'g den. 477 Mich. 1201, 720 N.W.2d 748 (2006); cert. den. Barnes v Jeudevine, 127 S.Ct. 1494, 167 L.Ed.2d 229 (U.S.Mich. Mar. 05, 2007) (No. 06-911).