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.