Michael P. Perry is the Managing Partner of O’Malley, Harris, Durkin and Perry, P.C.
He received his B.A. in Political Science from Kutztown State University, magna cum laude, in 1979, and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1982 and was admitted to the Bar that same year. He was also a designated member of the Corpus Juris Society in 1982. Mr. Perry began his legal career as an Associate Attorney at OHDP in 1982, was named a Partner in 1986 and Managing Partner in 1999.
A substantial portion of Mr. Perry’s practice is dedicated to the litigation of complex medical professional liability claims. Mr. Perry has successfully defended physicians and hospitals in Pennsylvania in hundreds of cases at the state and federal level and is well-versed in virtually every specialty of complex medical negligence litigation.
In addition to his experience in medical negligence litigation, Mr. Perry has many years of experience representing commercial insurance companies and their clients in matters of vehicle accidents, work place incidents, and product liability issues. He has been chosen by his peers in the legal community to act as a neutral arbitrator in deciding cases outside of the Courtroom.
In 1990, Mr. Perry was named a certified member of The National Board of Trial Advocacy.
In order to obtain this certification, lawyers must be qualified to try cases before juries and judges in state and federal courts.
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They must also be deemed to be highly competent in resolving disputes before lawsuits are filed, handling mediations and arbitrations.
Mr. Perry has been given an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by this preeminent legal resource. The ratings are based upon confidential, objective peer reviews, gathered by Martindale-Hubbell. These peer reviews rate legal professionals on knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.
Mr. Perry was selected by Philadelphia Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in 2013 and was named a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in 2001. He has been a law instructor at a local college, a solicitor for a nearby municipality and a hearing master for a local school district.