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Mr. Perkins is business law attorney with a passion for legal drafting, appellate advocacy, and oral argument. Tim opened the Perkins Law Firm in 2015 to help businesses and individuals navigate the world of doing business.  His practice focuses on employment law issues ranging from discrimination, overtime and misclassification issues under the FLSA, as well as the alphabet soup of employment law (ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN, etc.). The Perkins Law Firm also helps businesses get started on the right foot with drafting employment handbooks; drafting organizational documents; and negotiating, reviewing, and drafting contracts, etc. 

In January 2014, Tim accepted a position as in-house counsel with Container Scan International, a company which owns the exclusive marketing rights to a contraband detection technogy known as "IGRIS" (Inelastic Gamma Ray Imaging Spectrography).  Although his in-house duties take up the majority of his time, Tim also continues to practice law in his own law firm where he focuses on counseling business owners and litigating matters when necessary.  

In addition to practicing law full-time, Tim is also an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Memphis School of Law, where he teaches Appellate Advocacy, a class devoted to teaching second- and third-year law students the art of legal analysis, legal research, legal writing, and oral argument.  Since 2007, Tim has also coached the law school's Wagner Moot Court Team, which he prepares to compete in the annual Robert F. Wagner Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York by helping sharpen the second and third year students' oral argument skills.  While in law school, Tim won several awards for his writing, including an award for the Best Brief in the Advanced Moot Court Competition (2003) and for 2nd Best Respondent Brief in the 2005 Wagner Moot Court Competition.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
    11 years, 50 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    11 years, 20 cases
  3. Contracts: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases
  4. Constitutional: 20%
    11 years, 4 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Eric Hamilton Espey

    I have known Tim Perkins for over 11 years. I met him in law school and we worked together representing our law school in moot court competitions against other schools from across the country. Tim's research and writing skills are incredible, and he has honed them to such an extent that he has become a very skilled advocate for his clients.


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  • Ryan David Hanzelik

    Tim was one of the smartest guys I knew in law school. He is very intelligent and is very skillful in the court room. A rare combination for lawyers. If you hire him, you won't be disappointed. He's also a brilliant musician.


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Contact info

Timothy A. Perkins, Attorney at Law

Perkins Law Firm
6000 Poplar Ave., Ste. 250
Memphis, TN, 38119


MSAuthorized to practice law200701/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Second Best Respondent BriefRobert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition2005
Dean's Distinguished Service AwardUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2005
Best BriefUniversity of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Moot Court Board2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / OwnerPerkins Law Firm2015 - Present
Adjunct Law Professor of Legal MethodsUniversity of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2010 - Present
General CounselContainer Scan Holdings, LLC2014 - 2015
AssociateJackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt2007 - 2014
AssociateBeasley Law Firm2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi BarN/A2007 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kim Mack v. Behavioral Services of TennesseeVerdict for the Defendant
Line Construction Benefit Fund v. Allied Electrical Contractors, Inc.7th Circuit upheld summary judgment for LINECO
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar JournalTwittering for Attention2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Christian Brothers UniversityEconomics / FinanceOther - Bachelors2002
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennessee School Board Association's Construction WorkshopNegotiating the Architect's Contract2009