With a unique professional background, exceptional academic record, and solid base of legal experience, Frances Perkins joined the firm in 2023. Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation.
Prior to her legal career, Frances spent almost 15 years working in the international fine art and design sector, where she built collections, organized exhibitions, and advised clients in Paris, New York City, and Nashville. She held several high-profile positions, including at Sotheby’s, and co-owned and operated a fine arts gallery.
A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Frances received her Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture. She earned her law degree from Belmont University College of Law, where she received a full academic scholarship and also graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Frances worked at the firm as a Summer Associate. She also clerked for the Hon. W. Neal McBrayer of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, served as Executive Articles Editor for the Belmont Law Review, and worked as a research assistant to one of her law professors.
Frances is fluent in several languages, including Portuguese, French, Italian, and Spanish.