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G. Alan Perkins

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G. Alan Perkins earned his B.S. degree (Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences) in 1978 from Texas A&M University, and his M.A. degree (Zoology) in 1981 from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Perkins worked as a research biologist for eight years before entering law school. He received his J.D. with high honors in 1991 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Journal. 

Mr. Perkins is admitted to the bar in Arkansas, US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, US Court of Federal Claims and US Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Federal Circuits. He focuses his practice in the areas of oil & gas, environmental, energy, and natural resources law, and commercial litigation. Perkins is frequently called upon to provide counsel and testimony before the Arkansas General Assembly on oil & gas and environmental legislation.  He has handled many significant environmental and oil & gas cases, including Superfund liability and cost-recovery, oilfield contamination, hydraulic fracturing and underground injection cases, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, NEPA challenges, citizens' suits, royalty cases, wetland disputes, and a number of state-law-based environmental matters.

Mr. Perkins often represents clients in dealing with state and federal administrative agencies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission, and US Army Corps of Engineers, among others.

Mr. Perkins’ memberships include the American Bar Association (Sections of Litigation; Environment, Energy, and Resources; and Law Practice Management), Arkansas Bar Association (Environmental Law Section, Chair 2000-2001; and Natural Resources Law Section, Chair 2009-2010), and the Pulaski County Bar Association. He is Adjunct Professor, Oil & Gas Law at UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock.  In 2006, Mr. Perkins was appointed to sit as Special Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Mr. Perkins belongs to the Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, Arkansas Environmental Federation, and the Arkansas Forestry Association. He is certified as a Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society. Mr. Perkins regularly participates as speaker and program planner in legal education and trade seminars on oil & gas, environmental, and natural resource issues and he has authored a number of legal and technical publications.

Honors 

The Best Lawyers in America, a Thomson Reuters Service since 1999 (Oil & Gas Law; Environmental Law)
Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006-2016 (Environmental Law; Energy & Natural Resources Law; and Civil Litigation: Defense)
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated - AV® Preeminent™
Chambers USA - Ranked (Tier 1) as a Leading Lawyer in Litigation: Environmental 

Bar Admission

Arkansas, 1991 
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1991 
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1991 
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1991
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Affiliations

American Bar Association; Sections: Litigation; Environment, Energy & Resources; Law Practice Mgt.
Arkansas Bar Association; Sections: Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law.
Pulaski County Bar Association
Arkansas Environmental Federation
Arkansas Forestry Association
Arkansas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners (AIPRO)
Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellow

Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, AR, 1991, Juris Doctor 
Honors: High Honors
LJ: UALR Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
Southern Illinois University, 1981, Master of Arts
Major: Zoology
Texas A&M University, 1978, Bachelor of Science
Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

Certifications

Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society