Mediator's Profile


Gregory Perkes

Business Name: Perkes Mediation/Arbitration Services

As a former Justice for the 13th Court of Appeals for eight years, Greg Perkes has heard and rendered legal opinions on hundreds of cases involving litigants from 20 different counties in Texas. Greg Perkes’ certification in Mediation, and 20 plus years of appellate and trial experience, along with his judicial service, gives him a unique perspective and advantage in dispute resolution involving many areas of litigation, as well as commercial, construction, contract, estate and family law.

Greg is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He has held memberships in the State Bar of Texas, including the Judicial and Civil Appellate Law sections, the American Bar Association, the Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit, and the Hidalgo, Cameron, and Corpus Christi Bar Associations.

He has served on the State Bar of Texas Judicial Section’s Legislative Committee, the Texas Center for Judiciary’s Board of Directors and Appellate Education Fund Committee, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s Civil Appellate Law Advisory Commission, and the Corpus Christi, Hidalgo and Cameron County Bar Associations’ Boards of Directors. He was also Co-Editor for The Appellate Advocate, the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Report.


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, JD, 1987
  • University of Texas at Austin, BA in Zoology, 1983


  • Basic and Advanced Mediation Certificates from Mediators & Arbitrators of America
  • Basic and Advanced Arbitration Certificates from Mediators & Arbitrators of America
  • TMCA Credentialed Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • National Judicial College’s Advanced Skills for Appellate Judges Program
  • New York University School of Law, Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration New Appellate Judges Series (honor and distinction)
  • Texas Center for the Judiciary’s College for New Judges (honor and distinction)
  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995


  • State of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Consistent AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell (Attorney and Judicial Recognitions)
  • Fellow of the College of the State Bar, 30+ years
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Member of Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • SBA/SBDC Small Business Champion Award
  • Cameron County Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award
  • Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow
  • The Bend Magazine Top Attorney for 2022 (Mediation & Arbitration)

Bar Membership/Activity

  • Bar Association for U.S. Supreme Court;
  • Bar Association for Fifth Federal Circuit;
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

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