Attorney at Law
(802) 295-3151 ext. 103
Paul J. Perkins is a civil trial lawyer primarily representing:
● people seriously injured from sexual abuse, medical and legal malpractice, defective products and the negligence of others;
● people and businesses in commercial disputes; and
● people and organizations in insurance coverage disputes and in bad faith and fraud cases.
Before joining Plante & Hanley in 2001, Mr. Perkins was a criminal defense lawyer and served as a Special Warfare/Special Operations Deep Sea Diver in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Perkins’ substantial trial work as a criminal defense lawyer early in his career and the medical training he received in the highly competitive Navy diving program laid the base for his legal work today.
Mr. Perkins enjoys the competitive environment of the courtroom, but also works with clients to control the outcome of their cases by resolving disputes through negotiation and mediation. With a warm and personable nature, Mr. Perkins relates easily to both clients and jurors alike.
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, America's Experiment with Capital Punishment (J. Acker. Ed. 1998)
Co-Author, Ted Kaczynski's Diary, Vermont Law Review 1997
Mr. Perkins has served his community as Trustee of The Sharon Academy in Sharon, Vermont; Chair of the Newton School Board of Directors in Strafford, Vermont; Executive Committee member of the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union; and as a director and member of other local organizations and committees.
Mr. Perkins graduated from the University of Oregon in 1994 with majors in both English Literature and Philosophy and from Vermont Law School in 1998.
He lives in Strafford, Vermont with his wife, Denise. They are the proud parents of an adult son and daughter and have one grandson. When not practicing law, Paul spends as much time as possible with his family, or can be found fly-fishing, sailing or nordic skiing.