Daniel C. Perkins: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Daniel C. Perkins

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone(303) 218-3650

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Public Sector Employers
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Mailing AddressSuite 2700, 1801 California Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202
University Westminster College, Fulton, MO, B.A., 1992
Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, J.D., 1995
Admitted1995, Illinois; 1999, Texas; Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; Colorado Supreme Court; Colorado Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of Illinois; Illinois Appellate Court; Supreme Court of Texas; Texas Courts of Appeals

Professional Activities
Austin Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Colorado Bar Association


Dan Perkins is an attorney in the Denver office. His practice focuses on the litigation of employment, civil rights, and related matters and defending employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and harassment.

He has tried to verdict more than 25 jury trials in a wide array of state and federal venues. In addition, he has argued twice before the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and at least once in every state appellate court in Texas.

Before entering private practice Dan was a senior attorney in the General Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office for 13 years, where he specialized in defending employment discrimination, whistleblower, and civil rights lawsuits against Texas state agencies, universities, boards, and employees through an aggressive summary judgment, trial, and appellate practice.

He handled Chrisanne Lanier v. UT Southwestern Medical Center, a Fifth Circuit victory affirming summary judgment on an FMLA and ADA lawsuit. He also handled Chrystie Nguyen v. University of Texas School of Law, which was also a Fifth Circuit victory affirming summary judgment on a race/national origin claim.

In addition, Dan is well-versed in counseling clients on employment lawsuit prevention and effective employment practices.


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December 5, 2014

Effective Workplace Investigations Introduction
May 14, 2014

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Stopping Bullying In The Workplace
January 22, 2014

Could Dish Employee-Rights Case Alter How Online Job Applications Are Handled?
January 10, 2014


Title IX And Sexual Assault On Campus
October 1, 2014

Transgender Issues Highlight Tensions Between Students' Rights To Liberty And Privacy
April 1, 2014

Reported CasesReported Cases; Leach v. Texas Tech University, 335 SW 3d 386 (Tex.App.-Amarillo 2011); Lewis v. Univ. of Texas Med. Br. at Galveston, 665 F. 3d 625 (5th Cir. 2011); Texas Medical Providers v. Lakey, 806 F.Supp.2d 942 (W.D.Tex. 2011); DeMino v. Sheridan, 176 SW 3d 359 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2004); Mauldin v. Texas State Bd. of Plumbing Examiners, 94 S.W.3d 867 (Tex.App.-Austin 2002)

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Whistleblower Protection Extends To Federal Workers Who Violate Agency Regulations
Daniel C. Perkins, February 4, 2015
Today the U.S. Supreme Court held that an agent of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who disclosed information that was prohibited by TSA regulations, was nonetheless protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Court’s reasoning centered around the fact that...

Title IX And Sexual Assault On Campus
Daniel C. Perkins, October 14, 2014
In January this year, President Obama created the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault to provide colleges and universities with recommendations to prevent and respond to sexual assault and enhance efforts to hold educational institutions accountable when they fall short in addressing...

Transgender Issues Highlight Tensions Between Students' Rights To Liberty And Privacy
Daniel C. Perkins, April 14, 2014
In the wake of controversy over school vouchers, fights over appropriate curriculum, and the endless battles to decide whether school funding is adequate, the nation’s public and private schools certainly have their share of problems to overcome. It is no wonder that issues pertaining to...
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Daniel C. Perkins

1801 California Street
DenverCO 80202


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