“Djuna Perkins is a fantastic attorney who fought for me in court against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and won. She believed in me when most people did not, and I saw the generous amount of time and effort she put in on my behalf. This is someone that fights for you and gets results.”
“I found attorney Djuna Perkins by chance and I am so glad I did! She handled my case like a pro and got me the settlement I deserved. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone that needed help!”
— Amy M.
“I am pleased to offer my highest recommendation for Djuna Perkins for your [Title IX] training needs. [Djuna] successfully engage[s] faculty, administrators and students with thoughtful discussion, practical examples and interactive exercises. Beyond the compliance issues of Title IX, she recognizes the need to care for all parties involved.”
— Associate Dean of Students, central Massachusetts college
“Attorney Perkins provides professional and thorough investigative services. She creates a comfortable environment for students as they participate in difficult conversations. Her reports are clear, thorough, logical, and instructive. She consistently provides sage and sensible guidance.”
— Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, Boston area university
“Djuna’s demeanor, experience, and thoroughness bring great comfort to students [and result in] high quality testimony. She is a strong communicator, appreciative of institutions’ timelines, and responsive to pivots that adjudication participants sometimes effect without notice–leading to confident, professional results.”
— Director of Student Conduct, Boston area university
“If all Title IX investigations were conducted the way Djuna describes doing them, I would be happy.”
— Andrew Miltenberg, Attorney for Accused Students, on Al-Jazeera America’s Third Rail
“Attorney Perkins is an expert investigator and understands both Title IX and Title VII….She is flexible and comfortable interviewing all levels of faculty, staff and [students]. She conveys confidence in her fact finding skills. Her report[s] are thorough and detailed and her training skills are exemplary.”
— A greater Boston university EEO director
“Perkins cares passionately about justice. Because of her brilliant detective work, her intellectual and psychological gifts…my advisee was exonerated. I cannot imagine a more outstanding investigator.”
— Advisor for accused student
Thorough and fair investigations are at the heart of what DP Law is all about. Accountability for sexual misconduct and discrimination is critical to a just society. At DP Law, we have investigated hundreds of sexual misconduct and discrimination matters, and we have deep knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and domestic violence. But we also know that holding someone accountable unfairly does not further the cause of justice. Each case must be evaluated carefully on its own merits and without bias. Our experience both on the trial and appellate levels allows us to analyze the evidence incisively and explain our conclusions in clear, detailed reports that exceed federal and state standards.
Training, Policies & Advice
Doctors have always known it, and the best lawyers know it too: prevention is the best defense. At DP Law, the depth and breadth of our legal experience as well as our experience teaching at the college and graduate level results in lively, interactive, practical trainings about investigating and responding to complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and discrimination with examples that encourage open discussion and enable participants to fully understand and appreciate the complex issues involved and to act on sexual misconduct and discrimination complaints with confidence.
The best lawyers leave clients feeling relieved, confident that they’re in good hands. At DP Law, our extensive litigation experience in courts and agencies throughout Massachusetts in litigation of all kinds, including employment discrimination, premises liability, personal injury, and criminal defense, give us the skills to meet any courtroom challenge. But we also know that solving legal problems is about more than just winning in the courtroom because legal problems have repercussions far beyond the courtroom. At DP Law, we listen to your goals and priorities to devise a comprehensive strategy to achieve the immediate goals of litigation within the broader context of other important needs, so you know you’re not just in good hands, but excellent ones.
A longtime former prosecutor and civil litigator, Djuna opened DP Law in 2012 to provide legal services that integrate the breadth and depth of her legal skills with her sense of fairness and empathy for people from all walks of life facing some of life’s most serious challenges.