Marty Perron has been a trial attorney for more than 30 years. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Perron was a partner in the law firm of Carr, Korein, Tillery. He concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice and other bodily injury cases, having secured a number of verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. He has also represented plaintiffs in pharmaceutical products liability and consumer fraud class action cases in California, Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts federal courts.
Mr. Perron has addressed a number of groups, including associations of medical professionals concerning medical malpractice and a group of manufacturers concerning their potential liability due to customers' and employees' exposure to dangerous chemicals. Mr. Perron received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1976 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri at St. Louis (B.A., 1973, magna cum laude).
Mr. Perron is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois, and is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Illinois and Missouri Trial Lawyers Associations, and the American Bar Association. He is also an active participant in professional organizations which focus on specific issues, including: medical malpractice; injuries caused by harmful pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, such as insecticides; and, cases involving seat belt failure, vehicle rollover, and recreational vehicles and various watercraft. Mr. Perron is a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and is the attorney of record for heavy truck litigation with Safetyforum.com. He is a trained and certified mediator for Midwest Litigation Services. Mr. Perron is also a Distinguished Fellow of the St. Louis Bar Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors.
Marty Perron and his wife Maria continue to represent individuals who have been seriously injured by medical negligence, dangerous vehicles and other defective products. One of the clients in a "crashworthiness" case, a young woman now confined to a wheelchair, was featured on a nationwide TV broadcast drawing attention to the dangers associated with careless mobile phone use. The client, a recent high school graduate, was "T-Boned" by a driver who ran a red light because he was dialing a number on his phone. The devastating injuries she suffered when his pickup hit her passenger car still might have been avoided if the car had a better restraint system and stronger crash protection in the driver's door.
Maria Perron has been a trial attorney for 30 years. She has represented clients injured as a result of defective products, medical negligence and catastrophic accidents. Ms. Perron currently concentrates on employment litigation, including Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, wrongful discharge and employee benefits.
Before joining her husband in their current practice, Ms. Perron was an associate with the firm of Carr, Korein, Tillery. Ms. Perron was an adjunct professor at Webster University and Maryville University where she taught graduate and undergraduate legal studies.
Ms. Perron served as Vice President of the Women Lawyers' Association and is a former board member of the Junior League of St. Louis. She was appointed to serve on the State Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board, the Citizens Advisory Council on Corrections and the Missouri Task Force on Professionalism. Ms. Perron served on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center and is a prior guardian ad litem for the St. Louis County Juvenile Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers' Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The Missouri Bar, The Illinois Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and is president of the organization. Ms. Perron is the recipient of the 2013 C. Wm. McCalpin Pro Bono Award. In addition she has been active in a number of community service organizations including, Mentor St. Louis and Ready Readers.
Both Marty and Maria have consistently taken on pro bono clients and have participated in the Volunteer Lawyers Program through Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.