Attorneys and Staff

Our mission:  aggressively carry out the interests of our clients in a manner that is just and fair; promote professionalism;  maintain a reputation of respect and integrity.

  • Mark Perkins Owner

    I am a life-long resident of Louisiana, although I have had the great honor to travel to Africa, South America and Central America for short term missions. I hope to add stamps on my passport from India, Asia and the Middle East from helping those in poverty.

    I know the cultural nuances of Louisiana, particularly North Louisiana and Northeast Texas. I can be to border of Mississippi or Central Louisiana within two hours. I can access most of East Texas within two hours. Many clients use my experience to oversee the investigation of catastrophic accidents throughout North Louisiana and Northeast Texas. If an incident were to go to litigation, I am a seasoned trial attorney who has tried more bench and jury trials in thirty years than most attorneys have in a lifetime.

    I practice law to protect the industries that move America, protect their property and assets and employ thousands of people. I mentor lawyers to do the right thing in the right way even if it is at personal cost.

    I began my career as a prosecutor. One of the most significant cases I handled was a serial rapist in which we used what was then novel scientific evidence: DNA identification. For more details click here to see my curriculum vitae.

    When I am not practicing law, I am passionate about foreign missions, addiction/depression recovery and being the best husband, father and grandfather that I can be.

    Favorite Animal: toy schnauzer (or just about any dog, except Chihuahuas)

    Favorite Quote: “If you’re going through Hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill

    Favorite sitcom: Seinfeld (but more recently Blackish)

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  • Tara Hoffmann
    Tara Hoffmann Attorney

    When I went to law school, I had no clue what kind of law would appeal to me. Through a series of fortunate events, I discovered the world of civil defense and I found my niche. Although I may not look like I know the ins and outs of trucking accidents, 90% of my career has been spent talking to drivers and investigators, understanding on-board computer systems, and learning as much as possible about the nuances of commercial transportation.

    Once ‘the call’ comes into our office, we immediately respond with either onsite investigation or a case analysis – depending on the timing of the situation. After that, we go full-throttle into defending our client’s best interests until we are no longer needed with fact investigation, pleadings, discovery, mediation and negotiations, hearings, and trial. For more details see my resume.

    In my free time, I watch movies with my husband, have tickle fights with my son, and go running every chance I get.

    Favorite animal: Reindeer

    Favorite quote: “Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Favorite sitcom: I don’t watch tv.

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  • Holly Allen
    Holly Allen ATTORNEY

    I like to tell people that I’ve had the best of both worlds – I was born in Texas but raised in South Louisiana! I am a football fan, outdoor enthusiast, and fierce protector of my family.
    My life experiences have taught me valuable lessons that I carry daily into my law practice…
    • Be curious always.
    • Be approachable and honest.
    • Live with integrity.

    I am a skilled attorney with a broad legal background and more than 15 years of experience in corporate, transactional and employment law.

    I have practiced extensively in Louisiana federal courts actively defending employers against claims or lawsuits brought by employees under various state and federal employment laws. My practice has recently evolved to include the defense of trucking companies in personal injury suits as well as the defense of manufacturers in claims brought under the Louisiana Products Liability Act.

    My time spent as inhouse counsel offered a front row seat to the real issues and needs faced by companies today. You want practical advice. You want reasonable risk measures that offer you the ability to move forward. You want to foster collaboration and create partnerships. I can work with you toward these goals.

    If you have concerns about your case, I will take the time to talk with you and give you an honest assessment of where things stand. I will not promise you a result or tell you what you want to hear. I will partner with you to protect and defend your company.

    When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my large and loud family! My husband and I are passionate about the outdoors and can be found exploring Caddo Lake most weekends. Surprising to many is that I love to fish, am a “wanna be” marathoner, and an avid knitter!

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  • Adrian Stull
    Adrian Stull ATTORNEY

    I was born and raised in Shreveport and graduated from Captain Shreve High School. After not being drafted by the Atlanta Braves (or any other MLB team) following my high school playing career, I decided to take my talents to College Station, Texas and become a Fightin’ Texas A&M Aggie.

    While at A&M I initially majored in Biology/Pre-med with dreams of becoming a pediatric surgeon. After two years of studying biology I decided that law school would be a better option for me. I graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Leadership & Development and before departing Aggieland for law school briefly served as an Extension Agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service. Should A&M need a new athletic director anytime soon, my phone line is open.

    I made the move from College Station, Texas to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to attend Southern University Law Center in August of 2010. While in law school I clerked for Louisiana Sea Grant where I focused on issues affecting the Louisiana coast and its wetlands.

    After becoming a licensed and barred attorney I quickly gained experience by practicing in criminal defense and personal injury. Besides those areas of law I have also gained experience in municipal government law, family law, title work and have served as Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee of the Middle District.

    In 2020 I made the move back home to Shreveport to serve as an associate attorney here at Perkins & Associates, LLC.

    While not at work you can usually find me on the golf course working on skills and drills that I have picked up from Youtube or the Golf Channel (which never seem to work) or at the batting cages working on skills to help the San Antonio Reds win the Father/Son Division of the Men’s Senior Baseball League World Series (so close in 2015). More than likely I can be found at Galilee Baptist Church where I teach Sunday School and participate in Bible Study and Men’s Spiritual Bootcamp. (Galatians 2:20)

    Favorite Animal: Dog

    Favorite Quotes: “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” – Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

    “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.”- Atticus Finch

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

    Favorite TV show: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball or The Cosby Show.

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  • Rebecca Wheelis
    Rebecca Wheelis ATTORNEY

    I am a born and raised North Louisiana girl, and proud Ruston Bearcat and Louisiana Tech Bulldog. I graduated from Tech in 2017 with my bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in English. That Fall, I started law school at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and I graduated in 2020 with my Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law.

    While at LSU Law, I got experience in several different areas of law: personal injury, sexual assault victim advocacy, and prosecution. In my final semester, I was a Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX Special Prosecutor, which meant I was given the opportunity to spend time in the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office handling criminal cases as a Student Prosecutor. It was an invigorating experience.

    Upon graduation, I began working at Perkins & Associates as a paralegal until my admission to the State Bar of Louisiana.

    When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs: goldendoodle, Bentley and labradoodle, Cash, and my cat, Atticus. (Yes, he is named after Atticus Finch!) My pets are my children, and we love to play in the yard, go on car rides, and take long naps in our free time. If I’m not talking about work, you can bet I’m talking about my doodles!

    Favorite Animal: Elephant

    Inspirational Quote: “Every project has potential. If you allow yourself to see it, and give it the respect it deserves, others just may follow suit.”

    Favorite Comedy: Schitt’s Creek

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Staff

  • Sheila Lowery
    Sheila Lowery Office Manager

    I was born and raised in Louisiana.  I have been employed with Perkins & Associates, LLC since 2012.

    I serve as the firm’s Office/Business Manager overseeing all business/administrative and computer operations of the practice. I support the attorneys, staff and paraprofessionals with a diversity of skills and tasks so our clients get efficient, accurate and timely responses to complex legal issues.

    Accuracy and efficiency are extremely important while supervising the legal secretaries, receptionists, runners, paralegals, and law clerks. I give insight, implement processes, procedures, new technology, analyze financial reports, and organize the office operations.

    I currently live in Shreveport, La. where I received a business degree in business management. I have been married 26 years and have a 18-year daughter who has performed as vocalist at Carnegie Hall in New York and who will be attending Harding University in the Fall 2017.  I love serving as bible study coordinator in the awesome organization called BSF (Bible Study Fellowship).  In addition, I love swimming and doll-making.

    Favorite Animal: My beloved Maltese Shih-tzu – Snowflakes

    Favorite quote: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” – Jesus

    Favorite sitcom: The Cosby Show

  • Dawn Roundtree
    Dawn Roundtree Paralegal

    I strongly believe that we are ALL exactly where we are meant to be. Growing up as a hippie, athlete, beach bum in Long Beach, California, I never imagined I would plant my feet in Shreveport, Louisiana, much less be a mother of 7.

    My parents retired when I was a junior in high school and moved our family to Flagstaff, Arizona. As I struggled through the culture shock of going from life on the beach to life in a small mountain town, I grew to love people of all different races, shapes and sizes. I went from being a minority in a town full of Hispanic, Samoan, African American, Italian and Slav people, to being a minority in a town next to an Indian reservation, where I would finish high school with some of the most amazing Navajo and Hopi Indian cultures surrounding me.

    I received my paralegal certification through the University of Arizona. I began my career 20 years ago as a Paralegal in Phoenix, Arizona working for a personal injury firm. I have experience in nursing home litigation, personal injury and insurance defense. I am thankful to have found my way into this position at Perkins and Associates. Working to defend industries that move and protect America has proven to be the most fulfilling work thus far. Most of my litigation experience is within the State Court system and now I am expanding my knowledge in Federal Court litigation. I enjoy the legal field as it is always evolving and changing.

    I am married to a Lt. Colonel in United States Airforce. Together we are raising our blended family including our 3 dogs and 2 cats. We go on as many weekend get-aways as possible. When we are home, we enjoy the ongoing party that a household of 9 brings. One of our favorite places to spend time is our backyard patio, where we play cards and entertain guests. If I had personal time, I believe it would be spent playing and hiking with my dogs Myleaux and Ruby.

    Favorite Animal: Boston Terrier

    Favorite Quote: “We need women who are strong so they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational and so disciplined they can be free.”
    -Kavita Ramdas

    Favorite TV show: Vikings, Peaky Blinders, The Office

  • Kendrick Kruskie
    Kendrick Kruskie Paralegal

    Alaska, North Dakota, Louisiana “Perks” of being born into a military family.
    Although I could write books on my childhood adventures, I will fast forward to chapter 2938, titled “High School”

    Home of the great Dak Prescott, I attended Haughton High School, in Haughton, Louisiana. While taking AP and honor courses, I also stayed busy with many extracurricular activities; JROTC (4 years), marching band (4 years), competitive wrestling team (3 years) and at the same time working at Taco Bell. In 2016, somehow, I managed to graduate in the top 10%  of my class.

    Supported by the TOPS scholarship program, I decided to attend Louisiana Tech University to pursue my education. Having graduated in March 2020 (a quarter early, I might add), I received my BA in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Communication. While at Tech, I marched with the Band of Pride (3 years), and was heavily involved with PBr, a drumline service fraternity where we raised money to donate to lesser funded band programs, the Pre-Law society, the Social Science Society, and the Debate team. Although my senior year at tech was my first year of competition, I ended up tying for 10th nationally out of 600+ first year debaters! Most recently, I was awarded 2nd place speaker in the “Pro” division, in a virtual tournament hosted by University of Arkansas at Monticello.

    After graduation, I originally wanted to attend LSU Law. But after some “soul searching,” I applied and was accepted to the University of North Dakota, where I am currently working online towards my MA in Forensic Psychology. After completing this program, I am hoping to join the FBI, and work as a Special Agent directing my focus to violent crimes and crimes against children.
    Although I do not understand the concept of “free time”, I do like to read, play drums, and be outdoors. Other than work, if I ever leave my house, you can find me at Flying Heart Brewery watching the game. GO COWBOYS!!

    Although I am still new to trucking defense, I am enjoying (and grateful for) the opportunity to work closely with experienced attorneys at Perkins and Associates, LLC.

    Favorite Quote: “You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the sun from setting.” – Shmi Skywalker, SW Ep. IV, 1977

    Favorite TV Show: Mindhunters, Icarly, anything influenced by Stephen King

    Favorite Food: Noodles. Pasta. Fettuccini. Spaghetti.

  • Jeanette Ford
    Jeanette Ford Legal Assistant

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