Joseph “Joe” Perkins is a candidate for Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida. He has over a decade of experience combating financial fraud that has plagued our community. Joe desires to serve through the judiciary so he can utilize his skills on a full-time basis for the public good.
Joe's experience is diverse. He has represented individuals who are victims of fraud, the State of Florida, Department of Financial Services seeking to recover from insurance company executives accused of fraud, and financial institutions seeking to recover loss caused by bank fraud, among other experience.
Joe has been named as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication, a recognition given to up to 2.5% of Florida attorneys. He was also honored as one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Top 40 Attorneys Under 40.
From early on, Joe’s philosophy has been simple: Work hard and get it right the first time. Joe intends to bring the same philosophy to the bench.
Before and throughout his legal career, Joe has placed a high value on serving our community. As a lawyer, he has continued to volunteer his time and has provided legal services free of charge to underprivileged members of our community in need.
Joe earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Boston University School of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree in only three years, graduating cum laude with a degree in International Area Studies from Drexel University and with distinct honors from Pennoni Honors College.
Joe has been married to his lovely wife, Fernanda, for fifteen years. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and Japanese.