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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 Perry is a co-founder of Western Reserve Trust Company and has over 40 years of experience in the trusts and estates 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.

Throughout his career, Dominic has been actively involved with several local charitable organizations, including Providence House, Inc., a crisis nursery, and St. Martin de Porres High School.  He is also a regular volunteer at St. Malachi Church’s Monday Night Meal.  He and his wife, Peggy, live in Rocky River and have four adult children.


  • The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Juris Doctor)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Florida


  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio)

Professional Organizations

  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

Community Involvement

  • Martin de Porres High School, Board of Directors (former Board Chair)
  • Providence House Inc., Legacy Council (former Chair of the Board of Trustees)
  • Case Western Reserve University, Estate Planning Advisory Council (former Chair)


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