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Email: tperkins@uplawtx.com

Areas of Practice: Litigation

Director practicing in litigation and arbitration, primarily involving tort, complex commercial matters and employment. Tort law experience includes the prosecution and defense of personal injury, common-law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, Deceptive Trade Practices and products liability matters. Of special importance is Mr. Perkins' leadership in the area of employers who have "opted out" of the Texas Workers' Compensation system. He has been a featured presenter at numerous conferences, seminars and workshops in this area of the law. He currently is serving his 8th year on the Board of Directors of TXANS (Texas Association of Responsible Non-Subscribers, a non-profit organization based in Austin). The employment law areas include representing employers in matters involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, OFCCP and FLSA. The commercial litigation areas of experience include enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements, banking litigation, construction and real estate litigation and oil and gas litigation in state and federal courts. Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubble for more than ten years, Mr. Perkins has achieved the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.


Juris Doctor - Baylor University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts - Baylor University

Professional History

Admitted to Texas Bar - 1984
Admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Kansas (Pro Hac Vice)
Admitted to practice in the following U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas
Area Representative, MSI Global Alliance
Member, Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement

Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Lamplighter School
Board of Directors, TXANS
Former Board Member, Baylor University Alumni Association

Rated AV® PreeminentTM

"AV® PreeminentTM and BV® DistinguishedTM are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies."

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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