Chris Perniciaro joined Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett, & Brieske as an associate in 2018, where he focuses his practice on defending large companies from personal injury claims in both the state and federal courts. Clients rely on Chris for zealous advocacy in a wide range of civil claims.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree in business management and finance from The University of Tampa in 2010 and his law degree at the Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2014. While in law school, Chris was an active participant in Mercer’s law review as a published author and as a successful competitor in moot court. Mercer awarded Chris the Faculty Legal Writing Award and American Law Institute CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award.
Upon graduation from law school, Chris served as staff attorney to the Honorable John M. Ott in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit. He then joined the law firm of Martenson, Hasbrouck, & Simon, LLP as a general practitioner vigorously defending and pursuing claims on behalf of his clients in cases involving commercial litigation, collections, intellectual property, breach of employment contracts, divorce and child custody, and insurance law. Chris’ experiences include guiding his clients through the litigation process to jury verdicts in his client’s favor and affirming favorable trial court results at the appellate level. As an avid scuba diver and outdoorsman, Chris is never too far from water or the woods.