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)


  • 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.


  • Wynnifred Sanders
    Wynnifred Sanders ATTORNEY

    I am a Shreveport native, but a piece of my heart will always belong to Central and South Louisiana. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Journalism with a concentration in Mass Communications. After working for a mid-size law firm for a few years as a certified paralegal, I moved to Baton Rouge to attend Southern University Law Center where I obtained a juris doctorate degree. I was then admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and licensed to practice.

    I began my career as a judicial law clerk at the First Judicial District Court for the Honorable Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett. I also worked in the Appeals Division at the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and as a Staff Attorney for Acadiana Legal Services in Shreveport, Louisiana, where I focused on administrative law issues such as: Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, social security, and social security disability.

    Outside of work, I’m very proactive in my state, community, and church. I started and still manage a non-profit project, Humble Hands Food Pantry, which aims to aid the homeless and elderly populations in the state. I’m also an active member of the State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the Junior League, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

    Favorite Quotes: “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill

    Favorite TV Show: Scandal

    Favorite Animal: Baby Barracuda

  • 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.



  • 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

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  • 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

  • Tami Harrell
    Tami Harrell

    My career began as a receptionist in a law firm offered to Seniors at my high school. After graduation, I continued in that position for three years while studying business administration.

    I married a “hometown” boy, and we have three (3) children, six (6) grandchildren. Through thirty-three (33) years, my husband’s career at times required relocating to areas of South Texas, the Pacific Northwest, Wyoming, Colorado, East Texas and Alabama. I was blessed with opportunities of working with many brilliant and successful attorneys, judges, paralegals and support staff, many from diverse experiences. These experiences that gave me a great appreciation for diversity and new meaning of the phrase “get in where you fit in.”

    In 2008, we returned to our home state of Louisiana, (Shreveport area). However, in 2016, everything in my life abruptly changed when my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer and given only two (2) months to live. Suddenly and without warning nothing was as it was. It was my Southern roots (a culture in its own right), and my strong faith in God that led me, and often pushed and pulled me through the hardest period of my life.

    It is that same faith that brought me to Perkins & Associates. Three years ago, I thought I was ready to return to work. I came across an employment ad for Perkins & Associates. While downtown one afternoon, I walked in and learned “that position has been filled”.

    Nineteen (19) months later, out of the blue, the office manager called and asked if I was still interested in a position with the firm. Only one word came out of my mouth, “ABSOLUTELY!!!” Finally, after another six (6) months, I received an email from Mr. Perkins and the office manager asking me to come in the following week for an interview. My response? Absolutely!”

    I gathered my interview attire and headed out. The hard water was not “user-friendly” and left me a frizzy, lifeless mess of hair and I brought the wrong shoes. I had 20 minutes to drive 16 miles, park, walk across the street and get up to the 9th floor – nothing I could do but roll with it. While driving, I remember my prayer: “God, If this is the place where I fit in, please take control of my thoughts and my words and help me to say and do the right things here today and also please blind their eyes to my hair and my shoes. And if this is not the place that I fit in please help me to get out quickly before they notice my hair and shoes.”.

    Although I have worked in insurance defense for many years, I am new to the defense of the trucking industry . I am grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from the attorneys at Perkins & Associates. I can say with great confidence that Mark Perkins and Adrian Stull are two of the finest gentlemen in legal profession with a true compassion to provide their clients with the best representation and defense as possible, and one that is achieved through their diligent search for truth and to provide an outcome that proves it.

    My first passion is spending time with my grandchildren. I enjoy interior design, remodeling old homes, refurbishing antique furniture. My newfound projects of epoxying table and countertops.

    My favorite song is “I Believe” by Brooks and Dunn ;

    My favorite animal is my dachshund (wheenie dog) – Charlie Brown, and my Persian/Siamese Cat, Lucy!

    My favorite quote is “this too shall pass” and my favorite book well….The Bible.

  • Jeanette Ford
    Jeanette Ford Legal Assistant
  • Leslie Smalley
    Leslie Smalley LEGAL ASSISTANT