Based in Pennsylvania, Johnathan Perkins currently serves as a Legal Intern at Robinson & Geraldo Attorneys at Law in Harrisburg. In this role, he interviews clients in the intake process to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their claims. Securing and organizing evidence for cases, he also arranges client meetings. Mr. Perkins assists attorneys in research and document preparation in the practice areas of immigration, employment, civil rights, personal injury, and family law.
Johnathan Perkins possesses a wide breadth of legal internship experience in public and private sector settings. At AstraZeneca, he performed research and prepared documents on wrongful termination for the company’s legal department. He also conducted research and completed writing assignments for the Dechert LLP Commercial Litigation group and for Barley Snyder LLC, where he assisted multiple practice groups. At the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, he communicated with victims and witnesses for upcoming trials. He also assisted in evaluating and implementing the city’s first DUI treatment court. Mr. Perkins also interned for Judge James Murray Lynn at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he researched case law and pre-trial motions “in limine” and drafted court opinions. Johnathan Perkins graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
With plans to volunteer as a mentor with the Philadelphia chapter of Minds Matter National Inc., Johnathan Perkins also hopes to participate in other community mentorship programs, like those sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is passionate about cancer research, particularly after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is now in remission. Mr. Perkins supports the work of the American Childhood Cancer Organization, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the American Cancer Society.
An avid learner, Johnathan Perkins spends some of his leisure time reading nonfiction. He loves traveling, working out, running, and playing percussion. Additionally, he remains loyal to the basketball team from his alma mater, Temple University. After his father passed away when he was 11, Mr. Perkins developed strong ties with his mother and 2 sisters.