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Timothy Austin Perkins

Timothy Austin Perkins

Practice areas:

Business, Employment & Labor, Constitutional, Contracts & Agreements

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About Me

Tim is business law attorney with a passion for legal drafting, appellate advocacy, and oral argument. 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

Licensed since 2005

  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
    10 years, 50 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    10 years, 20 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Constitutional: 20%
    10 years, 4 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    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.


    Eric Espey Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • 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.


    Ryan Hanzelik Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Timothy A. Perkins, Attorney at Law

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



MSAuthorized to practice law200708/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 / OwnerTimothy A. Perkins, Attorney at Law2014 - Present
President and General CounselContainer Scan Holdings, LLC2014 - Present
Adjunct Law Professor of Legal MethodsUniversity of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2010 - Present
AssociateJackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt2007 - 2014


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 LawLawJuris Doctor2005
Christian Brothers UniversityEconomics / FinanceBachelor of Science, summa cum laude2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Tennessee School Board Association's Construction WorkshopNegotiating the Architect's Contract2009