The Hon. Alan G. Perkins is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2005 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He is a registered Republican.
Judge Perkins received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1973.
After graduating from law school, Perkins served a two-year clerkship with the Hon. Marshall A. Neill, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Then, in 1975, he joined the Sacramento law firm of Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould, and Birney LLP. During his thirty-year career with the firm, Perkins litigated a wide range of cases involving debtor and creditor law, construction law, real estate finance litigation, securities fraud, health care litigation, and business litigation. In 1982, he was named a partner for the firm. He would then transition into commercial litigation, with an emphasis on business and bankruptcy matters, during which time he represented commercial lenders and bankruptcy trustees. Perkins would also start an alternative dispute resolution practice where he served as an arbitrator and mediator for both commercial and construction disputes. He remained at Wilke et al. until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2005.
While on the bench, Judge Perkins has presided over a general trial and complex civil case calendar. He has also volunteered his time as a judge for the non-profit Loaves & Fishes, an organization that provides legal services to the homeless population living in Sacramento.
Judge Perkins also served as a bankruptcy dispute resolution advocate for the United States Bankruptcy Court.
He was a member of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Receivers Forum for five years.
J.D. from University of California Davis School of Law (1973)
Bachelor's degree from University of California, Los Angeles (1970)
Arbitrator and Mediator at Private Practice (1982 to 2005)
Partner at Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould, and Birney LLP in Sacramento County, California (1982 to 2005)
Associate at Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould, and Birney LLP in Sacramento County, California (1975 to 1982)
Clerk at Hon. Marshall A. Neill, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in Benton County, Washington (1973 to 1975)