Paul J. Perkins
Attorney at Law
(802) 295-3151 ext. 103
Mr. Perkins is a civil trial lawyer. He primarily represents people who have suffered physical, mental and financial injury, whether from sexual abuse, medical or legal malpractice, defective products or negligence. He represents individuals and business organizations in commercial and employment disputes and fraud cases. He is the Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the Vermont Bar Association and frequently litigates insurance coverage matters, including allegations of bad faith and consumer fraud. Mr. Perkins is an adjunct professor of Intensive Trial Practice at Vermont Law School and coaches the VLS team in regional trial competitions.
Before joining Plante & Hanley in 2001, Mr. Perkins served as a Special Warfare/Special Operations Deep Sea Diver in the U.S. Navy, finished his education and worked as a criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Perkins frequently draws on the medical training he received as a Navy Diver, together with his substantial criminal and civil trial experience, for his practice today.
Mr. Perkins enjoys the competitive environment of the courtroom, but also helps clients control the outcome of their cases through negotiation, mediation and other means of dispute resolution.
Practicing Insurance Law in Vermont, Coverage Opinions, March 21, 2017
Insurance Law Section 2017 Year-in-Review, Vermont Bar Association
Insurance Law Section 2016 Year-in-Review, Vermont Bar Association
Insurance Law Section 2015 Year-in-Review, Vermont Bar Association
Insurance Law Section 2014 Year-in-Review, Vermont Bar Association
Insurance Law Section 2013 Year-in-Review, Vermont Bar Association
Insurance Law Section 2012 Year-in-Review, Vermont Bar Association
Co-Author, Closing the Circle, in America's Experiment with Capital Punishment (J. Acker. Ed. 1998)
Co-Author, Ted Kaczynski's Diary, Vermont Law Review 1997
Mr. Perkins and his wife reside in South Strafford, Vermont. They are the proud parents of two adult children and one grandchild.
Mr. Perkins has been the Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the Vermont Bar Association since 2012 and previously served as a Trustee of The Sharon Academy in Sharon, Vermont, Chair of the Newton School Board in Strafford, Vermont and served on the Executive Committee of the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union and on its Board, as well as other local organizations and committees in Central Vermont and the Upper Valley.
When not practicing law, Mr. Perkins is usually recovering from crossfit, or is fly-fishing Vermont's White River, on his sailboat, "Echo," on Lake Champlain or nordic skiing in Vermont and Quebec.