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James A. Perkins

James A. Perkins

Practice areas:

Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Personal Injury

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About Me

Jim Perkins is a civil trial lawyer with abundant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has tried cases in state court in Yakima, Benton, Klickitat, Chelan, king, Douglas, and Spokane counties as well as occassionally federal district and bankruptcy courts in Eastern Washington. Additionally, Jim had argued over 30 cases before the Washington Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

Mr. Perkins has trial experience in many fields, which among others include insurance defense, coverage disputes, personal injury, breach of contract, lender liability, premises liability, agricultural cases, probate disputes, environmental, employment, malpractice, landlord/tenant, dissolution, and product liability.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%

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Contact Info

105 N 3rd St
Po Box 550
Yakima, WA, 98907-0550

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198307/05/2015
CAInactive197805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.1991
American Jurisprudence Award, CorporationsBancroft-Whitney CompanyN/A
American Jurisprudence Award, TrustsBancroft-Whitney CompanyN/A
Paul Harris FellowRotary Foundation of Rotary InternationalN/A
BV DistinguishedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLarson Berg & Perkins, PLLC1995 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Recommendation CommitteeMember2003 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationConsumer Protection Committee Member2002 - 2003
Washington State Bar AssociationConsumer Protection Committee Member2001 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationCourt Improvement Committee Member1998 - 1999
Washington State Bar AssociationFee Arbitration Board Member1998 - 1999
Yakima County Bar AssociationCommittee on Caseflow Management Member1997 - 1997
Washington State Bar AssociationCourt Improvement Committee Member1997 - 1998
Washington State Bar Association, Legislative CommitteeMember1996 - 1997
Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember1993 - 1994
Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Recommendation CommitteeMember1991 - 1995
Sunrise Rotary Club of YakimaMember1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationCourt Congestion Delay Committee Member1988 - 1990
Washington State Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative CommitteeMember1986 - 1987
Yakima County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Yakima Tennis Club AssociationPast Board MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jansen v. Nu-West, Inc., 102 Wash. App. 432, 6 P.3d 98 (Div. 3, 2000)Reversed and remanded.
LK Operating, LLC v. Collection Group, LLC, 168 Wash. App. 862, 279 P.3d 448 (Div. 3, 2012)N/A
Ullery v. Fulleton, 162 Wash. App. 596, 256 P.3d 406 (Div. 3, 2011)Reversed and remanded.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Occidental CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Young Lawyers Skills Training CourseSkills for young lawyers1997
Young Lawyers Skills Training CourseSkills for young lawyers1996
Young Lawyers Skills Training CourseSkills for young lawyers1995