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 Division of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Pollution Control & Ecology Commission, Arkansas Natural Resources Division, 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 previously served for several years as 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 and the Arkansas Environmental Federation. 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.
American College of Environmental Lawyers, Fellow (2018)
The Best Lawyers in America, a Thomson Reuters Service since 1999 (Oil & Gas Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental, Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law)
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Litigation - Environmental 2015, 2017
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Energy 2020
Mid-South Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service, Top 50: 2021 Arkansas Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources)
Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006-2022 (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
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
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 Independent Producers & Royalty Owners (AIPRO)
Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellow
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
Texas A&M University, 1978, Bachelor of Science
Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society
- Administrative Law
- Appellate Practice
- Brine & Lithium Law
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Energy Law
- Environmental Law
- Natural Resources
- Toxic Torts
- Trial Practice
- Water Law
- Oil & Gas Law
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201 E. Markham Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
P.O. Box 3446
Little Rock, AR 72203