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Dan Perkins was born and raised in Sherman, Texas. His father, Lloyd W. Perkins is a retired District Judge in Grayson County, while his mother, Dorothy O. Perkins, is a life-long teacher who retired as a counselor with the Sherman Public School District.


Dan graduated from Sherman High School, Southern Methodist University (Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Political Science), and Texas Tech University of Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence).


Dan came to Greenville in 1984 to practice law. Dan is married to Donna B. Perkins and has 3 daughters, Kristen, Katie and Sarah. Dan served on the Greenville City Council, Place One, from 1998-2004 (Mayor Pro Tem 2002-03). Dan has served on the Board of Directors of Greenville Kiwanis Club; CLEAN Greenville, Inc. (1990); Greenville, Texas  Habitat for Humanity (1987-90, 1993-06); The United Way of Hunt County (1994-96); Greenville Suzuki Strings (2000); and The Corporation For Cultural Diversity For Greenville, Texas, Inc., (2002-present).


Dan is an Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm, and has served the Tawakoni District of Circle 10 Council Boy Scouts of America as District Chairman (1992-94), and as Friends of Scouting Chairman (2004-2009), and in other capacities including Webelo Den Leader and Nominating Committee Chair. Dan was awarded The Pete Haayen Lifetime Service Award from the Tawakoni District of Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America (2009).


Dan has received numerous civic awards including: YMCA Membership Chair "Over the Top" Award (1990), Legion of Honor Award (Kiwanis International- 2009), United Way "Gold" Award and Campaign Fundraising Chair Award (1996) , The North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church "Inclusiveness Award" (2009), and the Hunt County African American Leadership "Ila Gilstrap Education Award" (2009).


Dan has been a life long member of the United Methodist Church and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville since 1988. Dan has served on various boards and committees within the church. Dan is active working with Youth and teaching Sunday School.





Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 60%
    32 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 10%
    32 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    32 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    32 years
  5. Wills: 10%
    32 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Thomas J. Turner

    I endorse this lawyer. Dan is one of the most conscientious, thorough lawyers I know. He also does mediation, and he's GOOD at it!


    Thomas Turner Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Judy Kostura

    Dan Perkins is diligent, kind, smart, and honest. We have worked on personal injury cases together and he always impresses with his knowledge and commitment to his clients. As an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, I see the work of many attorneys -- and when my own family needed legal advice in the Greenville area, I referred them to Dan Perkins. I cannot endorse any attorney more highly than to refer my own family to them, and Dan has earned that endorsement.


    Judy Kostura Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Watkins Perkins Law Group

5602 Wesley Street
PO Box 876
Greenville, TX, 75403


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Hunt County Volunteer Attorney of the YearLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWatkins Perkins Law Group1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hunt County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Hunt County Bar AssociationPresident1992 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationPrepping Clients, Managing Expectations, and Client Issues2008
State Bar of Texas Advanced PI SeminarPreparing a Witness in a Car Wreck Case2007
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationNovel Trial Ideas2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Southern Methodist UniversityEnglish/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Personal Injury and MorePrepping Clients, Managing Expectations, and More2008
State Bar of Texas Advanced PI SeminarPreparing a Witness in a Car Wreck Case2007
Car Wrecks SeminarNovel Trial Ideas2004