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Dominic V. Perry

Chief Executive Officer


Western Reserve Trust Company is the culmination of many years of planning and hard work. I have a great sense of comfort knowing that we have a wonderful vehicle in place to uniquely serve the needs of our clients now and for generations to come. For me, it is the best way to say ‘thank you’ to our many clients who have been so loyal and who have entrusted us with their most important family matters over the years.

Dominic V. Perry has over 40 years of experience in the trusts and estate industry. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterHouseCoopers), then joined the law firm of Roudebush, Brown & Ulrich, which was later acquired by Arter & Hadden, LLP, where he practiced trust, estate and tax law, leaving as a partner in 1995.

He co-founded the law firm Perry & O’Brien, LLP in 1995. In 2001, he founded Dominic V. Perry & Assoc., which in 2007 became Perry & Karnatz, LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in probate and trust administration, coordination of legal and financial matters for individuals and family groups, estate and succession planning and tax planning and compliance for individuals and fiduciaries. He was the firm’s managing member from 2007 onward.

He is a member of the Legacy Council of Providence House, Inc., a crisis nursery, and former chair of its board of trustees. He is the former chair of the board of trustees, a member of the governance committee and a member of the executive committee of St. Martin de Porres High School and is a volunteer at St. Malachi Church’s Monday Night Meal. He is a member and former chair of the estate planning advisory council of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Cleveland.

He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from CWRU School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Ohio and Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant admitted in Ohio. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Rocky River and have four adult children.

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