About Protecting your rights

la-standingMs. Perkins has more than 16 years of experience litigating cases in federal and state courts, including representing clients in jury trials. She focuses her practice on counseling, litigation and mediation in the areas of copyright and trademark law, employment law and business disputes. Ms. Perkins has a broad range of experience representing clients with business disputes including, employment discrimination, trade secret, unfair competition, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, replevin, fraud, breach of contract, foreclosure, promotion and marketing disputes, and real estate matters. She has represented individuals to Fortune 500 companies and has served clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, finance, internet marketing, generic pharmaceutical, hospitality, home health care, education, real estate, publishing and more. In addition to litigating cases in Florida, Ms. Perkins has litigated cases in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York and Wisconsin.

Ms. Perkins is a Florida Supreme Court Certified, Circuit Civil and Family Mediator and has a Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Certification. She is available to mediate cases in South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and beyond.

Prior to starting her own law firm, Ms. Perkins was a partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP and Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP. Earlier in her career, Ms. Perkins was an associate attorney at Quarles & Brady LLP and Broad & Cassel.

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1996 (Staff member, Stetson Law Review)
  • B.B.A., with honors, in International Finance & Marketing, University of Miami, 1992

Honors

Ms. Perkins has received a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the rating indicates the highest level of skill, integrity and professional conduct. This distinction is awarded to less than five percent of all United States lawyers.

Community Involvement

Ms. Perkins is appointed by The Florida Bar to serve as a member of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee “F” where she is responsible for continuing the investigation of possible lawyer misconduct referred by Bar discipline attorneys. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and as a member of the Advisory Board to Florida Atlantic University, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Ms. Perkins is a graduate of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boca program and gives back to the community by serving as a court-appointed Guardian Advocate in Palm Beach County.

  • Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified, Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified, Family Mediator
  • Foreclosure Mediation Certificate
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter (Pro Bono Chair, 2003-2005; Historian, 2006-2008; Chapter Representative, 2007-2008)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, South Palm Beach County Chapter
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association (Co-chair, Intellectual Property Law Committee, 2008-2010; Board of Directors, since 2010)
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • BNI Ignite (Intellectual Property Attorney)
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association (2010 to present)
  • Florida Atlantic University, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (Advisory Board, 2004 to present)
  • Speaker, “Strategies for Corporate Data Management in the Age of E-Discovery,” Association of Corporate Counsel America South Florida Chapter, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 19, 2011)
  • Moderator, “Trademark Basics – What Every Business Owner and Attorney Should Know,” Intellectual Property Committee, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Boca Raton, Florida (March 24, 2010)
  • Panelist, “Examining Non-Compete, Confidentiality and Independent Contractor Agreements from an Intellectual Property Standpoint,” Intellectual Property Committee, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Boca Raton, Florida (September 23, 2009)
  • Speaker, “What You Should Know About Protecting Your Website,” Successful Women in Business, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Boca Raton, Florida (November 20, 2008)
  • Speaker, “Employee Background Checks – Practical Pointers,” National Association of Women Business Owners, Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Chapter , Fort Lauderdale, Florida (July 12, 2004)
  • Speaker, “Performance Appraisals: Valuable Training Tools or Plaintiff’s Exhibit?,” Quarles & Brady, LLP, Labor and Employment Law Conference, Naples, Florida (May 24, 2001)