Timothy S. Perkins


Timothy S. Perkins is a Director and has been a part of Underwood Perkins for over 30 of his 38  years in practice. His primary practice  is complex litigation. 

Mr. Perkins has represented plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes personal injury, breach of fiduciary duty, contract and product liability matters. In 2011, Mr. Perkins was part of the legal team obtaining one of the largest verdicts in Dallas County, history.  The jury award followed a commercial dispute in an alternative energy transaction that included claims of breach of partnership agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud.

Mr. Perkins is admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court and numerous federal courts.  Martindale-Hubbell rates Mr. Perkins “AV Preeminent” ™ for 2023.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984

Court Admissions & Certifications

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas


  • Baylor University, School of Law, J.D. 1983
  • Baylor University, Bachelor’s of Arts Pre-Law 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV PreeminentTM
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2012, 2014-2016, 2018 – 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Former Area Representative, MSI Global Alliance

Community Involvement

  • Past Chair, Board of Trustees, The Lamplighter School
  • Former Board Member, Baylor University Alumni Association
“AV PreeminentTM and BV DistinguishedTM are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.” Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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