THOMAS J. PERRELLI

Thomas J. Perrelli
 

For several years, Mr. Perrelli represented, pro bono, the husband of Terri Schiavo in the high-profile Florida case involving Ms. Schiavo’s right to control and decline life-extending medical care and efforts by the state and federal governments to overturn prior court decisions that had ascertained her wishes. He led the constitutional challenge to state and federal laws before state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court.
 

Awards

  • National Law Journal
    Visionaries of the Legal Profession - 2011
  • National Congress of American Indians
    Governmental Leadership Award - 2011
  • Chambers USA
    Litigation: General Commercial (District of Columbia) - 2021, 2022
    Media & Entertainment - 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Washington Business Journal
    Best Intellectual Property Lawyer in Washington, DC - 2008
  • Jenner & Block
    Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award - 2005
  • Lawdragon Magazine
    500 “New Stars, New Worlds” - 2006
    500 "Leading Lawyers in America" - 2013-2015
  • Legal 500
    Dispute Resolution - General Commercial Disputes - 2017
  • National Law Journal
    40 Under 40” - 2005
  • Washington, DC, Super Lawyers
    Civil Litigation: Defense - 2015
    Entertainment and Sports - 2015
    Schools and Education - 2015, 2016, 2019
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Best Lawyers, National Security - 2015

Community

  • Commercial Club of Chicago, Civic Committee Member - 2021
  • Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, RAND Corporation
    Member, Advisory Board - 2013