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Perkins & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation

300 Capitol MallSuite 1800Sacramento, CA 95814
Phones: 916-520-1417
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Practice Focus

Mr. Perkins has successfully practiced business and employment litigation for more than 20 years before federal, California and Nevada trial and appellate courts. He has conducted numerous jury trials, arbitrations and mediations on a broad range of legal issues including discrimination and wrongful termination claims, wage and hour claims, matters involving corporate and partnership disputes, fraud claims, contract disputes, construction defect claims, real...

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Practice Focus

Mr. Perkins has successfully practiced business and employment litigation for more than 20 years before federal, California and Nevada trial and appellate courts. He has conducted numerous jury trials, arbitrations and mediations on a broad range of legal issues including discrimination and wrongful termination claims, wage and hour claims, matters involving corporate and partnership disputes, fraud claims, contract disputes, construction defect claims, real estate litigation, securities litigation, and insurance bad faith claims. In 2005, Mr. Perkins successfully argued and obtained an unanimous decision from the California Supreme Court in an insurance bad faith case entitled O'Riordan v. Federal Kemper Life Assurance, (2005) 36 Cal.4th 281.

Professional Activities

Mr. Perkins was admitted to practice in California in 1987. He is licensed to practice before all California courts and the United States District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Sacramento County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section). Mr. Perkins taught legal research and writing at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and Lincoln Law School. In 1998, Mr. Perkins was selected by the Roseville City Council to serve as a member of the city's Personnel Board. He served as the Chairperson for the Roseville's Personnel Board until December 2008.

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Practice Areas
Employment LawDiscriminationSexual Harrassment
Representative Cases
Primrose Homeowners Association v. Benstead & Rispoli Development, Three Month Jury Trial and Judgment in Favor of Clients on Negligence Claims (Sacramento County Superior Court) Naghavi v. Pelz Investment, Two Week Trial and Judgment in favor of Client on Breach of Contract Claim (Sacramento County Superior Court) Ash v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Decision and Order in Favor of Clients on Securities Fraud Claims (United States District Court, Eastern District of California) Aizuss v. Commonwealth Equity Trust, Decision and Order In Favor of Clients and Awarding Sanctions on Securities Fraud Claims (United States District Court, Eastern District of California) Buzgheia v. Leasco Sierra Grove, Three Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Claims for Fraud and Breach of Contract (Placer County Superior Court) Financial Pacific v. J&L Properties, Two Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Insurance Bad Faith Claim (Sacramento County Superior Court) Bryant v. Porta Management Group, Three Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Sexual Harassment Claim (Sacramento County Superior Court) Cates v. State Controller’s Office, Four Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Disability Discrimination Claim under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in Favor of Client Upheld on Appeal (Sacramento County Superior Court) Costello v. California Department of Corrections, Three Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Sexual Harassment Claim under Title VII and FEHA and Civil Rights Claim (United States District Court, Eastern District of California) O’Riordan v. Federal Kemper Insurance, In a Unanimous Decision the California Supreme Court Reversed the Decisions of the Sacramento Superior Court and Third District Court of Appeals and Rules in Favor of Client on Insurance Bad Faith Claims (California Supreme Court) Fontenot v. Shearson Financial, One Week Trial and Judgment on Wrongful Termination and Wage and Hour Claims in Favor of Client (Orange County Superior Court) Smith-Mottini Investments v. Bunning, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA): Three Week Arbitration and Judgment in Favor of Client on Breach of Contract ClaimSinclair v. ServiceMaster, Decision and Order in Favor of Client on Breach of Employment Contract Claim (United States District Court, Eastern District of California) Jewelry 47 Inc. v. Biegler, Court Grants Motion to Dismiss $26 Million Suit Against Clients Including Claims for Fraud and Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations (United States District Court, Eastern District of California) Rhead v. Rhyder Integrated Services, Court Rules in Favor of Client on Summary Judgment Motion on Claims for Wrongful Termination and Retaliation (United States District Court, Eastern District of California) Levering v. McGee & Thielen, Three Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Breach of Employment Contract Claim in Favor of Client (Sacramento County Superior Court) Kashack v. Kolshinski, Jury Trial and Judgment in Favor of Client (Sacramento County Superior Court) Holmes v. Petrovich Development, Two Week Jury Trial and Judgment on Pregnancy Discrimination Claim in Favor of Client Upheld on Appeal (Sacramento County Superior Court)
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300 Capitol MallSuite 1800Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone
916-520-1417
Other Offices
Perkins & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation
95 S. Market St.
3rd Floor
San Jose, California 95113
916-520-1417
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