ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Attorney Frank Perrecone will be honored as the Italian American Man of the Year 2013 at the Ethnic Heritage Museum on Sunday June 2nd, 2013. The event will take place at the museum, located at 1129 South Main St. in Rockford from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, refreshments will be served and the presentation will be held at 3 p.m.
Frank Perrecone is a local trial lawyer. He has been involved in serious personal injury cases in both the state and federal trial courts and before the appellate and reviewing courts.He has served as Chairman of the IL State Bar Association which produces seminars for the association's 32,000 lawyers. He has served as chairman in various other Legal Councils and committees. He was the recipient of the prestigious Board of Governors Award from the State Bar Assoc. He was elected to the Association's Assembly as a delegate.
He was also elected to serve as the 100th Pres. of the Winn. Co. Bar Association for the 2007-2008 term. He was the Adjunct Professor of Law at NIU from 1998 to 2008. He was twice nominated by his students for Professor of the Year. Interesting tidbits to add: Attorney Perrecone was an amateur boxer and outstanding baseball player,receiving All-Conference honors both in H.S. and college and All State Honors in college. Frank Perreonce is married, and he is active in political and community affairs.