J. Ryan Perkins

  • Undergrad School: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)- BBA/International Business
  • Law School: University of Mississippi
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Firm: Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A.
1076 Highland Colony Pkwy.
Ridgeland MS 39157
United States

Ryan Perkins has practiced for over twenty-two years in the defense of premises liability litigation, product liability litigation, automobile and trucking litigation, employment law litigation and construction defect litigation claims. Ryan is also experienced in drafting insurance coverage opinions, defending declaratory judgments and bad faith actions and in defense of employers in workers' compensation claims.

Ryan's representative clients are both domestic and international. Ryan serves as local Mississippi counsel for several national clients in retail, insurance and in construction matters, as well as for an international retail pharmacy chain in opioid litigation. Ryan's clients include businesses, individuals, contractors and their insurers.

Ryan serves on the speaking faculty at various construction and litigation seminars in the Southeast and practices in all Mississippi and Tennessee State and Federal Courts.

Ryan has been Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated since 2011.

From 2022 through the present, Ryan has been honored by Mid-South Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the State of Mississippi. Ryan has been ranked a Mid-South Super Lawyer in Litigation Defense every year since 2013 and a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011-2012.

Ryan has been designated by Best Lawyers in America in three (3) separate practice area categories every year since 2013.

Ryan was named by the Mississippi Business Journal as a "Leader in Law" 2016 and as a "Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader" in 2012.

Ryan currently serves as Firm President, Equity Shareholder and Management Committee member of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A., at its home office in Ridgeland, Mississippi, with two additional offices strategically located across the State of Mississippi.

Ryan has been actively involved in USLAW since 2017 and was a member of the inaugural class of USLAW Future Leaders.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Alternate 1
  • Construction Law: Primary
  • Retail and Hospitality Law: Primary

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