Benjamin M. Perkins
800-554-5128 (Toll free)
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
- J.D. - 2004
- University of Georgia Honors Program
- B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2000
Areas of Practice
- Municipal and County Liability
- Zoning and Land Use Litigation
- Professional Negligence
- Business and Employment Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Products Liability
- Personal Injury
Ben Perkins is a partner in the Litigation section of the firm. Mr. Perkins, who holds a preeminent AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal and county liability, zoning and land use litigation, professional negligence, business and employment litigation, environmental litigation, products liability and personal injury. Prior to joining Oliver Maner LLP in 2006, Mr. Perkins worked with a civil litigation firm in Atlanta.
Mr. Perkins attended the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude in 2000 from the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in May 2004.
Mr. Perkins is an active member of the State Bars of Georgia and Florida. He has been recognized as a Georgia Rising Star since 2006 in the Georgia Super Lawyers edition of Atlanta Magazine. Mr. Perkins has prepared and presented seminars on the Voting Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, Electronic Records and E-Discovery, Document Retention Policies and Procedures, Georgia Police Pursuit Law, Florida Jury Verdicts, Avoiding Bad Faith Claims, and State and Federal Open Records Law.
Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Perkins is a graduate of Leadership Savannah's Class of 2009, is a past president of the Savannah Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia. He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association History and Archives Committee, serves on the Board for the Chatham County Domestic Relations Initiative, and is a member of the Out of State Practitioners' Division of the State Bar of Florida. Mr. Perkins is also a member of the Gridiron Secret Society.
Mr. Perkins is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and all State courts of Florida.
Mr. Perkins has obtained favorable results for his clients in numerous reported cases. Notable reported decisions include Poole v. Northern Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church, 273 Ga. App. 536 (2005); Cypress Ins. Co v. Duncan, 281 Ga. App. 469 (2006); Steele v. City of Port Wentworth, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20637 (S.D. Ga. 2008); CNH Capital AM., LLC v. Southeastern Aggregate, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91882 (S.D. Ga. 2009); Brown v City of Tybee Island, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27660 (S.D. Ga. 2010); Pollman v. Swan, 305 Ga. App. 369 (2010); Effingham County v. Rhodes, 307 Ga. App. 504 (2010); Freeman v. Eichholz, 308 Ga. App. 18 (2011); Pollman v. Swan, 289 Ga. 767 (2011); Pollman v. Swan, 314 Ga. App. 5 (2011); Anderson v. Tattnall County, 318 Ga. App. 877 (2012); We, the Taxpayers v. Bd. of Tax Assessors, 292 Ga. 31 (2012); Hardy v. GHM Rock & Sand, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123219 (S.D. Ga. 2012); Georgia-Pacific Consumer Prods., LP v Ratner, 323 Ga. App. 203 (2013); Davis v. Pope, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106652 (S.D. Ga. July 30, 2013); City of Tybee Island v Live Oak Group, LLC, 324 Ga. App. 476 (2013); and Davis v. Effingham Cnty. Bd. of Comm'rs, 760 S.E.2d 9 (Ga. Ct. App. 2014), reconsideration denied (July 29, 2014), cert denied (Jan. 12, 2015); and Garden City v. Herrera, 329 Ga. App. 756 (2014), cert. denied (Feb. 2, 2015).
Honors and Awards
- Preeminent "AV" by Martindale Hubbell
- Georgia Rising Star, 2006 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Georgia
- Savannah Bar Association
- State Bar of Florida
- Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Member
- Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia, Past Chairman
- Leadership Savannah, Class of 2009, Graduate
- Gridiron Secret Society, Member