Perry has broad and varied legal and executive business experience, enabling him to bring a unique perspective to the practice of law. Perry has served as a federal prosecutor and as plaintiff and defense counsel in many complex civil litigation matters. He has tried over 50 cases in both federal and state courts throughout the country. Perry is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. He brings a thoughtful, calm, and creative approach to mediation.


In addition to his private practice at Kelley, Wolter & Scott, P.A., Perry operates a mediation practice at Sekus Mediation. Other past experience includes:
  • Associate, Kramon & Graham, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney and Civil Chief, District of Maryland and Minnesota
  • Deputy General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group and Medtronic


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • State Bar of Maryland (inactive)

Judicial Clerkship

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow and the Honorable Herbert N. Maletz, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law
  • Miami University, M.A., International Relations and Comparative Politics
  • Miami University, B.A., Foreign Affairs & Diplomacy

Thought Leadership


  • Mediation: A Handbook for Maryland Lawyers (MSBA 1999)
  • Dispute Resolution Among the Old Order Amish, Ohio St. J. Disp. Res. 1989

Continuing Education

  • Wharton Business School, Executive MBA Program, 2010
  • Harvard University, Program on Negotiation, Mediator Training, 2013
  • Mediation Center, Qualified Neutral Training, 2022

Community Involvement

  • Founding Board Member, Creekstone Montessori Charter School
  • Vice Chair and Secretary, Bridgewater Lofts Association


Sailing, oil painting, travel