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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  • 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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  • Jordan Young
    Jordan Young

    I am from a small community in Sabine Parish called Ebarb. I have been a proud member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb my entire life. I went to Ebarb School from Kindergarten until I graduated in 2005.
    After high school, I attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating from college, I worked at a plywood mill while deciding what to do next. As a child, I had dreamed of becoming an attorney but was hesitant to apply to law school. To my knowledge, there was no person from Ebarb High School that had ever went to law school. After a lot of thought and prayer, I came to the realization that being an attorney was the best career for me. I had to pursue my dream or I would always regret it.
    I attended Southern University Law Center and graduated in 2014. After passing the Louisiana Bar Exam, I became the very first attorney from my high school.  In 2015, I moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to begin my career. The first several years of my career, I practiced primarily in Elder Law working on successions, interdictions, and estate planning. After the COVID-19 pandemic, I began serving my community as a Public Defender.  I have now joined the family at Perkins and Associates practicing primarily in the areas of trucking defense, litigation defense, personal injury, successions and estate planning.
    I am a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Shreveport Bar Association, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
    When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, traveling, reading and visiting my parents back home in Ebarb.

    Favorite Quote:
    “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe”.

    Gail Devers

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

    Philippians 4:13

    Favorite TV Show: House

    Favorite Animal: Owl

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

  • 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.

  • Christian Henley
    Christian Henley

    I was born and raised across the river in Bossier City. I went to Parkway High School and graduated in 2015. During my time as a Panther, I participated in 4 seasons of marching band. I still reminisce about the competitions every weekend. I was lucky to serve as a section leader and privileged to serve as band captain. Once I graduated High school, I went to live in Natchitoches while studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Northwestern State University. As a demon, I participated in 4 more seasons of marching band. We had amazing opportunities to attend and march at Baylor University and Texas A&M, to name a couple. I am also a brother of the Theta Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi service fraternity. Our mission was to serve and provide for the entire band program; we ran a bingo hall in Natchitoches and would generate over $100,000.00 for the band to use each year. Also, during my time at NSU I participated in collegiate competitive bass fishing, primarily on the Red and Cane River in Natchitoches. Throughout college I generated more and more passion for the legal field. I picked up a minor in pre-law and paralegal studies which, upon completion, accredited me as a certified paralegal. In 2020 I became an alumnus of NSU, having completed my bachelor’s degree and minor. In March 2021, I was brought on to work for Mr. Perkins as a paralegal here at Perkins & Associates, LLC. I am new to trucking litigation, but I enter all situations with excitement and happiness ready to take on any challenges that might be presented. In my free time you can find me on Snake Island on Lake Claiborne or playing my virtual reality video games as I love electronics.

    Favorite animal:

    My Husky/Pit named Cypress

    Favorite Quote:

    “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” -Theodore Roosevelt

    “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” -John Buchan

    “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” -Elon Musk

  • Jeanette Ford
    Jeanette Ford Legal Assistant

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