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A Word From Jerry Perry

Jerry Perry practices personal injury law, criminal defense law and estate planning for clients in Rochester and throughout southeast Minnesota . He has been practicing since 1970 and has experience in wrongful death, car accidents and many other types of personal injury lawsuits. Jerry has established an impressive record of success as a trial lawyer.

In 2004 Jerry was invited to attend Trial Lawyers College at the Wyoming ranch of Gerry Spence, one of the legal profession’s highly regarded trial lawyers. This is an intense three week training course where the attorney learns the power of being real and helping to tell the clients unique story.

In 1970 Jerry became a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He defended Marines charged with crimes and was appointed as a Special Courts Martial Military Judge because of his sense of justice and fairness. He helped POWs transition back into the civilian world and gained experience in many areas of the law in the process. He moved back to Minnesota In 1975 and in 1979 started his own practice. He has been representing the people of Minnesota ever since.

Jerry is married to Kathleen and has three daughters and four wonderful grandchildren. When he is not spending time with his grandchildren and family Jerry is involved with Channel One Food Shelf and Habitat for Humanity. " if people don't have to worry about what their family is going to eat or where they will stay they can strive to be all they have the potential to become."


• Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
• Wrongful Death
• Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
• Bankruptcy Law
• Civil Rights
• Criminal Law
• Estate Planning
• Litigation & Appeals
• Products Liability Law
• Slip and Fall
• Animal Bites
• Property Damage
• Premises liability
• Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Administration
• Eminent Domain


• Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy



• Wisconsin, 1988
• Minnesota, 1970
• U.S. Federal Court, 1970
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1971



• Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1970 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
• University of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, 1967 B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Honors: Cum Laude



• Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy



• Phi Alpha Theta (History)



• Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
• Third Judicial District Bar Association President 2003
• Minnesota State Bar Association Member
• Olmsted County Bar Association, 1983 - 1984 Secretary
• Olmsted County Bar Association, 1990 - 1992 Director
• Olmsted County Bar Association, 1997 - 2004 Treasurer
• Wisconsin State Bar Association
• American Association for Justice, Member
• Third District Ethics Board Member 1996 -2002