Laughlin Law Firm wants to welcome our newest associate, Jeff Perkins!

We are incredibly thrilled to have him on our team. Jeff was a member of the Drake Law School graduating class of 2017.

Jeff was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa before moving to Chicago to attend DePaul University in 2001. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He then lived and worked in Chicago as owner and messenger for 4 Star Courier Collective, LLC from 2007 to 2014. During that time, he took up roles as President of the Northbrook Cycle Committee from 2012 to 2014, and President and Co-Founder of the Chicago Cuttin Crew from 2007-2014.

He began Drake Law School in the fall of 2014. His summers were spent clerking for Freeman Kevenides Law Firm in Chicago before joining Laughlin Law Firm as a clerk in January of 2017. He moved into an Associate position upon his September admission to the bar.

Spending more than a decade as an organizer, director, volunteer and participant in cycling events all over the continent, Jeff still loves getting on the bike whenever he can. Since settling in Des Moines, he has volunteered at the Drake Legal Clinic and is currently tutoring at Drake’s Adult Literacy Center.


Jeff enjoyed a prestigious academic career without sacrificing his personable nature and innate ability to relate to his clients while also being a fierce advocate and legal partner. Jeff's primary focus with the firm will include, but not be limited to, the area's of real estate law, business law, and litigation.


Welcome, Jeff Perkins! We are thrilled to have you on board!