Faculty

Patricia Perkins, assistant professor of legal writing
(336) 279-9231 / pperkins@elon.edu

Patricia PerkinsPatricia Perkins joined the Elon law school faculty full-time after teaching legal method and communication as an adjunct professor. Perkins previously served as chief operating officer for Master Key Consulting headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and as a litigator with Smith Moore LLP, now Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Her private practice focused on complex commercial disputes, constitutional torts and civil rights cases, and workers' compensation claims. She represents, pro bono, death row inmates raising Eighth Amendment challenges to lethal injection in litigation that has included appeals in the United States Supreme Court.

Perkins earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law where she was on the moot court board and mock trial team and was selected for Order of the Coif. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Davidson College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.