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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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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|MS||Authorized to practice law||2007||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Second Best Respondent Brief||Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition||2005|
|Dean's Distinguished Service Award||University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||2005|
|Best Brief||University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Moot Court Board||2003|
|Attorney / Owner||Perkins Law Firm||2015 - Present|
|Adjunct Law Professor of Legal Methods||University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||2010 - Present|
|General Counsel||Container Scan Holdings, LLC||2014 - 2015|
|Associate||Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt||2007 - 2014|
|Associate||Beasley Law Firm||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mississippi Bar||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Memphis Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Kim Mack v. Behavioral Services of Tennessee||Verdict for the Defendant|
|Line Construction Benefit Fund v. Allied Electrical Contractors, Inc.||7th Circuit upheld summary judgment for LINECO|
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|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Christian Brothers University||Economics / Finance||Other - Bachelors||2002|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Tennessee School Board Association's Construction Workshop||Negotiating the Architect's Contract||2009|