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Roger G. Perkins is a trial lawyer who defends his clients in product liability actions, primarily involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices and nutriceuticals.

Roger advises manufacturers, distributors and biotech companies in individual claims as well as in toxic and mass torts in addition to representing clients in environmental and commercial litigation, and complex civil litigation.

Roger is experienced in defending hundreds of product liability claims in California and throughout the United States. He defends companies in product liability claims involving ventilators, apnea monitors, heart-lung bypass machines, morcellators, needles and syringes, catheters, lasers, spinal surgery devices and hardware, cold therapy devices, pain pumps, surgical tacks, inferior vena cava filters, patient lifts, wheelchairs, prosthetic devices, implants and waterless surgical scrubs. He also represents medical and genetic testing laboratories as well as companies in the defense of claims involving dietary supplements, zinc nasal sprays and hormone replacement drugs.

Additionally, Roger defends companies in products liability claims outside of Life Sciences. He has defended cases involving exercise, recreational, farm and material handling equipment.

Roger has served as national coordinating counsel for major defendants in in mass torts, including latex gloves, pain pump and cold therapy litigation. He has also served as regional and local counsel in many mass tort claims. He, and has represented manufacturers in class action lawsuits involving the UCLA Willed Body Program and cold therapy devices.

He also has extensive experience representing clients in commercial cases, ranging from contract breaches to complex violations of the California Wholesale Representatives Contractual Relations Act of 1990 and California B & P Code Sec. 17200 claims.

Education

San Diego, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
Harvard-Westlake School

Recognitions

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

Medmarc Attorney of the Year, 2014

Named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters, a distinction honoring the top 5% of lawyers in the region (2007-2016)

Named among The Best Lawyers in America© for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants by Best Lawyers (2021-2022)

Memberships

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Master in the American Inns of Court, Enright Chapter

Defense Research Institute

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Current Member and Past Trial Academy Instructor (2004)

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

San Diego Defense Lawyers, Past Board Member

State Bar Licenses

California

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California