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L.A. Perkins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Perkins Law
5301 N Federal Hwy, Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 888-919-2770
Fax: 561-467-4019
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

An extraordinarily skilled attorney with over 25 years of experience, L.A. Perkins is the founder and chief executive officer of the Boca Raton, Florida, law firm Perkins Law. First admitted to practice in the state of Florida in 1996, she has litigated cases across California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York and Wisconsin. She has also appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado as well as the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. 

Ms. Perkins concentrates her practice on intellectual property (IP) law and employment litigation. The cases she has handled over the course of her career span a wide range, including brand protection, trademark registration and prosecution, IP audits, false advertising, licensing, trade secret protection, infringement actions, patent litigation, copyright registration, unfair competition, employment agreements, enforcement actions, and computer fraud and abuse. 

As a testament to Ms. Perkins’s top-notch professionalism and ethical standards, she is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. She also holds a “Superb” client rating on Avvo and was named on The National Law Journal’s Top-Rated Lawyers list. In addition, she was selected for inclusion on Attorney at Law Magazine’s Attorneys to Watch list in 2014. 

A talented and enthusiastic speaker, Ms. Perkins has presented on IP law and employment law at several continuing legal education seminars and colleges across Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami, specializing in international finance and marketing and graduating with honors, and then earned her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Perkins is a former president of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. She was also among its board of directors and played a significant role in its Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Health & Wellness Committee. She is a member of The Florida Bar and was appointed as a guardian advocate by the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Palm Beach County. She is a member of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee F.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About L.A. Perkins

First Admitted: 1996, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.brandprotection.law/la-perkins/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association (2010 to present; Secretary, 2017-2018; Treasurer, 2018-2019; President-Elect, 2019-2020; President, 2020-2021; Past-President, 2021-2022)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Florida
  • Florida Atlantic University, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (Advisory Board, 2004 to 2014)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law, Palm Beach State College (2015)
  • Speaker, “Performance Appraisals: Valuable Training Tools or Plaintiff’s Exhibit?” Quarles & Brady, LLP, Labor and Employment Law Conference, Naples, Florida (May 24, 2001)
  • Speaker, “Employee Background Checks – Practical Pointers,” National Association of Women Business Owners, Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (July 12, 2004)
  • Speaker, “What You Should Know About Protecting Your Website,” Successful Women in Business, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Boca Raton, Florida (November 20, 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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, “Successful Diversity Initiatives: Perspectives from In-House Counsel and Leading Law Firms,” South Palm Beach County Bar Association (October 10, 2014)
  • Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law, Palm Beach State College (February 18, 2015)
  • Panelist, Commercial Law Session, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference (March 27, 2015)
  • Panelist, “Having It All: Strategies for Success!”, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, South Palm Beach County Bar Association (May 25, 2016)
  • Panelist, 4th Litigation Funding Conference, discussing litigator viewpoints (March 8, 2019)

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. AVVO 10.0 Rating
  • Received a 10.0, Avvo Rating
  • Mentioned, “News and Notes,” Florida Bar News (January 1, 2010)
  • Featured, “After Hours: Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter Membership Luncheon,” Daily Business Review (January 25, 2011)
  • Mentioned, “People,” Daily Business Review (April 14, 2011)
  • Featured, “South Florida Lawyers Stress Importance of Courts to Public,” Daily Business Review (May 1, 2012)
  • Featured, “After Hours: South Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Installation Gala,” Daily Business Review (June 8, 2012)
  • Featured, 2014 Attorney to Watch, Attorney at Law Magazine (January 7, 2014)
  • Commentary, Controversy Over Manziel Trademark Filing, THELAW.TV (April 8, 2014)
  • Commentary, Copyright Infringement Lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift by Lucky 13, THELAW.TV (June 2014)
  • Commentary, Copyright Infringement Lawsuit filed against Led Zeppelin, THELAW.TV (June 2014)
  • Mentioned, “News and Notes,” Florida Bar News (September 1, 2019)
  • Featured, Attorney at Law Magazine, Top Lawyers & Law Firms 2019
  • Featured, The National Law Journal (March 2021), Recognized as Top Rated Lawyer
  • , Featured, The American Lawyer (April 2021), Recognized as Top Rated Lawyer
  • Featured, The National Law Journal (April 2021), Recognized as Top Rated Lawyer
  • Mentioned, Super Lawyers South Florida edition 2021, Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Member, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee "F";  Speaker, Alternative to Suspension Program, South County Courthouse, Juvenile Division.
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boca program
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Health & Wellness Committee, Board of Directors of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified, Circuit Civil Mediator and Family Mediator
  • Foreclosure Mediation Certificate

Educational Background

  • B.B.A., with honors, International Finance & Marketing, University of Miami

Comments

  • “Excellent IP attorney”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for L.A. Perkins

5301 N Federal Hwy
Suite 110
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Phone: 888-919-2770

Fax: 561-467-4019

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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