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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


401 Market Street, Suite 900, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Established: 1998

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Trucking Law
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Bodily Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • General Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Corporate Law
  • Cargo
  • Estate Planning

Cases Gone to Trial : 105

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About Us

Perkins & Associates, L.L.C. employs experienced lawyers with a well-trained support staff whose goal is to meet clients' specific needs at a competitive rate. In addition to general insurance defense, the firm also practices professional liability, corporate and employment defense.

Perkins & Associates, L.L.C., strives to work closely with its commercial, insurance, and corporate clients, as well as individual clients, by restricting the volume of client base and emphasizing the defense practice.

Clients benefit from our accessibility and assurance that the "contact" attorney will be the lead attorney. Responsive professionals who will ensure that your concerns are immediately addressed. We work with the client as a team to resolve disputes in the best interest of the client.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • AAA Cooper Transportation
  • AB Transport
  • Anderson Trucking Service
  • Averitt Express, Inc.
  • Crete Carrier Corporation
  • Dart Transit Company, Inc.
  • Greatwide Logistics Services, LLC
  • Kenan Advantage Group/BXI
  • Louisiana College
  • Martin Transportation Systems, Inc.
  • McLane Company, Inc.
  • New Prime, Inc.
  • Pacer International, Inc.
  • Professional Transportation, Inc.
  • Schneider National Carriers, Inc./INS Insurance
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • United Vision Logistics
  • USA Truck, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Transportation
  • Western Petroleum, Inc.
  • XPO Logistics, Inc.
  • YRC, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partner


Mark A. Perkins

Shreveport, LA

Years of Experience: 29

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Transportation
  • Truck Liability
  • Trucks/Heavy Equipment
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American (Sections: Employment, Litigation), Louisiana State and Shreveport Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lousiana Association of Business and Industry
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Louisiana Motor Transport Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Northeast Louisiana University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1983
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1987

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Associates



Tara J. Hoffmann

Shreveport, LA

Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2012
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Shreveport Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.A. Psychology and English (summa cum laude), 2008
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 2011

Born: 1987

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Cody Grosshart

Shreveport, LA

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Trucking Liability
  • Estate Planning
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2016
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Shreveport Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, B.S., 2011
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D./C.L., 2016
Law Review:
Senior Outline Articles Editor, LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources Volume IV

Born: 1989

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John F. Frederickson

Shreveport, LA

Practice Areas
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Estate Planning
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1977
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State and Shreveport Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Tulane University of Louisiana, B.A. Political Science, 1975
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1977

Born: 1953

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Service Areas

Alexandria, Louisiana 125 miles

Monroe, Louisiana 98 miles

Longview, Texas 64 miles

Marshall, Texas 42 miles

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