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Timothy ("Tim") Perkins serves as in-house Corporate Counsel for AutoZone, Inc., a Fortune 300 Company with over 86,000 employees in approximately 5600 locations. Tim has a passion for legal writing, appellate advocacy, and oral argument. Mr. Perkins has focused his legal career on civil rights, business, and employment law issues ranging from discrimination, overtime and misclassification issues under the FLSA, and a host of business-related concerns (ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, civil-RICO, Section 1983 claims, WARN Act, etc.). 

In addition to working full time as in-house counsel for AutoZone, Tim is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he teaches Appellate Advocacy, a class devoted to teaching second- and third-year law students the art of legal research and analysis, 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: 35%
    11 years, 100 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    11 years, 10 cases
  3. Contracts: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases
  4. Class Action: 10%
    11 years, 10 cases
  5. Civil Rights: 10%
    11 years, 10 cases

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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

AutoZone, Inc.

123 S. Front Street
6th Floor, Dep't 8029
Memphis, TN, 38103


MSAuthorized to practice law200708/15/2016
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
Labor & Employment AttorneyAuto Zone, Inc.2016 - Present
Adjunct Law Professor of Legal MethodsUniversity of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law2010 - Present
Attorney / OwnerPerkins Law Firm2015 - 2015
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
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennessee School Board Association's Construction WorkshopNegotiating the Architect's Contract2009