G. Alan Perkins earned his B.S. degree (Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences) in 1978 from Texas A&M University, and his M.A. degree (Zoology) in 1981 from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Perkins worked as a research biologist for eight years before entering law school. He received his J.D. with high honors in 1991 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Journal. Mr. Perkins is admitted to the bar in Arkansas, US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, US Court of Federal Claims and US Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Federal Circuits. He focuses his practice in the areas of oil & gas, environmental, energy, and natural resources law, and commercial litigation. Perkins is frequently called upon to provide counsel and testimony before the Arkansas General Assembly on oil & gas and environmental legislation. He has handled many significant environmental and oil & gas cases, including Superfund liability and cost-recovery, oilfield contamination, hydraulic fracturing and underground injection cases, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, NEPA challenges, citizens' suits, royalty cases, wetland disputes, and a number of state-law-based environmental matters. He is certified as a Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society, and he has authored a number of legal and technical publications.
6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)
Year of induction:
B.S., Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M Univ., 1978 M.A., Zoology, Southern Illinois Univ., 1981 J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1991
Arkansas State Courts U.S. District Courts, Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas Court of Federal Claims 5th Circuit 8th Circuit Federal Circuit
Professional Societies and Organizations:
American Bar Association Arkansas Bar Association Pulaski County Bar Association Environmental Law Network The Wildlife Society Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Arkansas Environmental Federation
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Illinois Natural History Survey, waterfowl and wetlands research biologist (1980-1984) Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Waterfowl Biologist (1984-1988)
Perkins, G. Alan, Rights and Conflicts Among Surface Owners, Mineral Owners, and Lessees in Arkansas Comparing Sticks in the Bundle. 64 Ark. L. Rev. 381 (2015). Perkins, G. Alan, Unconventional Litigation in Unconventional Plays A View From the Trenches, 52nd Annual Natural Resources Law Institute, Ark. Bar. Assoc. (Feb. 27-29, 2013). Tom Daily and G. Alan Perkins, Digging Into Arkansas Oil & Gas Law, 103rd Annual Mtg., Ark. Bar Assoc. (Jun. 15, 2007). Perkins, G. Alan, Rights and Conflicts Among Surface Owners, Mineral Owners, and Lessees in Arkansas, 45th Annual Natural Resources Law Institute (Feb. 22-24, 2006). Perkins, G. Alan, Arkansas Water Rights Review and Considerations for Reform. 25 U. Ark. L. Rev. 123 (2002). Perkins, G. Alan, Regulatory Update Environmental Risk Management for Financial Institutions, in The Community Connection, Ark. Community Bankers (Aug. 1993). Perkins, G. Alan, Disclosure of Environmental Problems in Real Estate Transactions, in Arkansas Real Estate Commission Newsletter (April 1993). Perkins, G. Alan, Hastings Bay Development Economic Boon or Environmental Bust - A Case Study of Issues in a Wetland Development Project. (May 1991). Comment, Lender Liability Under CERCLA Deserves More than a Fleeting Glance. 13 U. Ark. Little Rock L.J. 209 (1991) (Also reprinted in Banking Law Anthology (October 1991)). Moser, Yaich, Perkins & Milligan, Plant Response to Moist-soil Management in Southeastern Arkansas. Proc. Annual Conference Southeast Ass'n Fish & Wildlife Agencies (1990). Perkins & Yaich, Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Dibenzofurans in Resident Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) from Bayou Meto and White River National Wildlife Refuge. Proj. Completion Rep., Ark. Game & Fish Comm., 13 pp (Oct. 3, 1986). Perkins & Lawrence, Bird Use of Wetlands Created by Surface Mining. Trans. Ill. Acad. Sci. 7887-95 (1985). Perkins & Klimstra, Productivity of Giant Canada Geese in West-Central Illinois. Trans. Ill. Acad. Sci. 77113-25 (1984).