May 2, 2019  | By Matthew Kellogg

On Monday, April 29, 2019, McCathern attorney Thomas “Tommy” Perkins was sworn into the Northern District of Texas by Federal District Judge Sam Lindsay at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas. After gaining experience practicing in state court both as a prosecutor and defense attorney, Tommy is excited to begin accepting cases at the federal level.

McCathern Attorney Thomas Perkins
Attorney Thomas Perkins following his swearing in ceremony in Dallas

Tommy was sponsored by his father, Tom Perkins Jr., and Mr. Perkins was able to attend the occasion in person. Mr. Perkins is an Assistant Professor of Law at UNT Dallas College of Law and previously spent eight years as the Dallas City Attorney.

“The great thing about what happened yesterday was that my dad Tom Perkins, Jr was my sponsor and it was an amazing honor for him to think highly enough of me, my abilities as an attorney, my work ethic and my integrity to put his name on the line as a sponsor,” Tommy said. “It is a great opportunity that will open the McCathern criminal practice up to a wide variety of new cases and clients and allow me to grow exponentially as an attorney.”

About Thomas Perkins

Thomas “Tommy” Perkins joined McCathern in 2016 and is a key part of McCathern’s Criminal Defense practice. Previously, Tommy worked for the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. These positions helped him to gain the necessary experience and knowledge to excel in many practice areas, including DWI/DUI Offenses, Drug Offenses, Assault and Battery Offenses, Theft and Robbery Offenses and Weapons Offenses.

Tommy received his law degree from the Marquette University School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Tommy served on the Mock Trial Team and was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and the Criminal Law Society. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought from Amherst College in 2010.

Tommy is a member of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Organization, was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2013 and was admitted for practice into the Northern District of Texas of U.S. District Courts in 2019.