Jim Perkett has joined the law firm of Peloquin Beck, the attorney based in Park Rapids on a full-time basis.
The firm, with an office located at 602 Pleasant Ave., recently underwent a name change, formerly Peloquin Minge. The team of lawyers and paralegals serves clients from offices in Park Rapids, Perham and New York Mills.
Perkett and the firm are in the general practice of law, including commercial law, family law, criminal law, probate and estate administration, litigation and appeals and real estate law.
Perkett spent most of his childhood in Apple Valley. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and attended law school at the University of South Dakota.
He practiced law in Bemidji for two years, subsequently accepting a position in the Twin Cities, where he spent another two years.
When the opportunity arose to "come back to this neck of the woods" he and wife Angela headed north.
"The outdoors enticed me," he said of his penchant for fishing, boating and cross-country skiing.
The collaboration among the attorneys provides a beneficial arrangement for clients, he said of shared expertise.
Perkett and Angela, a speech pathologist who works in Walker, reside in Park Rapids.
The firm may be reached at 237-2200.