Location: Sacramento, California

Phone: 916-446-2000

Fax: 916-447-6400

Email: Email Me

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation involving Claims of Harassment, Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
  • Business Litigation
  • Unfair Business Practices Including Trade Secret Claims
  • Contract and Fraud Claims
  • Partnership Disputes and Fiduciary Breaches
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1987


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. – 1987
  • California State University, Chico, California
    • B.A. – 1984

Representative Cases

  • O’Riordan v. Federal Kemper Life Assurance, (2005) 36 Cal.4th 281

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), Member
  • City’s Personnel Board, Roseville City Council , Member
  • Roseville’s Personnel Board, 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Perkins, LLP, Partner, 2006 – 2009
  • Wohl Sammis & Perkins, LLP, Partner, 1994 – 2006
  • Wohl & Eggleston, Associate, 1989 – 1994
  • Wohl, Cinnamon & Hagedorn, Associate, 1987 – 1989