Brian J. Perkins, Partner
Attorney Brian J. Perkins is a career trial attorney with a history of protecting the rights of others.
He sharpened his trial skills in the criminal courtroom as an Assistant State’s Attorney where he spent nearly six years obtaining justice for victims of sexual abuse and violent crime. “When I was in the courtroom prosecuting a criminal, I was in a greater sense representing the victim,” Perkins says. Brian’s devotion to helping others continues in his work at Meyers & Flowers where has been able to utilize his skills to maximize compensation for his client’s harms and losses.
Throughout his career, Brian has been involved in over 500 hearings and has tried more than 200 cases to verdict, 35 of those in front of a jury. Real trial experience is rare in the world of civil law and Perkins’s familiarity with the courtroom gives him a powerful edge.
“The courtroom feels like my home. It is the place where the quiet voice of reason can be heard no matter how large the opponent. It is a privilege to stand up for my clients at trial and persuade a jury to seek justice.”
To be successful at trial, Brian believes a trial lawyer must be completely committed to each client. This commitment requires a client’s trust and demands effective communication between him and his client.
“Behind every case is a person who experienced a life changing event. A good lawyer must know, understand, and appreciate the specific needs and interests of each client. I fight hard to earn the trust of my client and seek to build a strong relationship early in the case.”
In doing so, Brian enjoys a close relationship with his clients, which he credits for his tremendous success in obtaining the large settlements and verdicts they deserve. He has successfully represented clients in a variety of cases including: pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, catastrophic auto and truck crashes, sexual abuse, products liability, medical negligence, workers compensation, premises liability and business transactions.
Born in Aurora, Illinois, Brian earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he was a member of the school’s prestigious Trial Advocacy Team.
Brian is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in numerous Federal Courts throughout the country, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where he is a member of the trial bar. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in the states of California and Pennsylvania.
Brian proudly serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association’s Board of Managers and is actively involved in his community through both pro bono legal work and community service. Other professional memberships include, American Association for Justice, Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and Kane County Bar Association.
Brian also frequently speaks to other attorneys in Illinois and throughout the country on a variety of legal topics. Most recently, he was found speaking on “Current Ethical Issues Affecting the Attorney-Client Relationship”, “Panel Discussion: ASR Trial Analysis”, and “Mirena IUD Multidistrict Litigation Update”.