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Doug Perrin

Attorney at Law

Doug Perrin’s curriculum vitae is found elsewhere on this website. Doug is now in his 43rd year of practicing law. He is licensed in New Mexico and Texas and has represented clients in virtually every corner of both states. For what it’s worth, Doug has been selected by D Magazine as one of the best personal injury and malpractice lawyers in Dallas (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018). Doug has also been chosen as one of the top 100 civil trial attorneys in Texas and New Mexico and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Association.

He has represented lawyers against other lawyers in legal malpractice cases and doctors against other doctors in medical malpractice cases. He is more interested in achieving the right result for his client than creating publicity for himself. The client’s needs always come first.

"I have a passion for helping the underdog and making the system work for my clients."

Trial advocacy is an art more than a science. With his partner, Mark, Doug tries significant cases and is experienced and well-prepared in the courtroom. Most cases settle, and Doug’s years of experience are valuable in recognizing the value of a case and negotiating for a fair result, or trying the case if it needs to be tried.

Read the CV of Doug Perrin

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of New Mexico — 1977

  • State Bar of Texas — 1990

  • New Mexico Supreme Court — 1977

  • Supreme Court of Texas — 1990

  • United States Supreme Court — 2007

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. Claims Court

Professional Associations

  • New Mexico Christian Children's Home Board of Trustees, 1979-1985

  • Roswell Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, 1980-1984

  • Roswell Public Library Board, 1981-1984

  • New Mexico Judicial Selection Committee 1983-1986

  • Roswell City Council 1984-1988

  • Mayor Pro-Tem 1986-1988

  • Roswell YMCA Board of Directors, 1986-1988

  • Chaves County Bar Association President, 1987-1988

  • Lubbock Christian University Board of Trustees, 1987-1994

  • Parkland Hospital Homes Program Board Member, 1992-1997

  • Youth League Sports Coach 1993-1996

  • Stevens Parks Conservation District Committee2009

  • Oliver Seth Inn of Court 2010-2016

  • New Mexico Disciplinary Board 2014-Present

  • Speaker State Bar of Texas Seminar "Avoiding Legal Malpractice", 1991

  • Speaker Texas Lawyer Seminar "Legal Malpractice Issues", 2006, 2008

  • Speaker 2016 State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Seminar "The Law as a Professional v. The Practice of a Commodity" (with Curt Fenley)


  • Texas' Best Lawyers 2012-2017

  • D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas (Personal Injury) 2013, 2015, 2017

  • AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory


  • J.D. — Texas Tech University School of Law — 1977

  • B.A. — Lubbock Christian University — 1974