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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.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1985||11/24/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Hunt County Volunteer Attorney of the Year||Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas||2006|
|Partner||Watkins Perkins Law Group||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1995 - Present|
|Hunt County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1985 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Hunt County Bar Association||President||1992 - 1992|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Prepping Clients, Managing Expectations, and Client Issues||2008|
|State Bar of Texas Advanced PI Seminar||Preparing a Witness in a Car Wreck Case||2007|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Novel Trial Ideas||2004|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Southern Methodist University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Advanced Personal Injury and More Continuing Legal Education||Prepping Clients, Managing Expectations, and More||2008|
|State Bar of Texas Advanced PI Seminar Continuing Legal Education||Preparing a Witness in a Car Wreck Case||2007|
|Car Wrecks Seminar Continuing Legal Education||Novel Trial Ideas||2004|
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