A Message from the President

Greetings D.W. Perkins Family,


I am humbled and honored to serve the Jacksonville and surrounding community as the President of the D. W. Perkins Bar Association. I look forward to continuing the work of our Immediate Past President, Christine Michel, and the legacy of the presidents who have come before us.

This year, we are looking forward to learning from the events of the past to prepare for a better future. 2020 was a tipping point for our local community and for our nation. We will use this year to stand firm in our mission to continue to be a change agent and to improve the plight of the African-American community and to combat the effects of racial and social injustices.


To our community partners: we look forward to working with you to enhance the experiences of people within our community. To our members: we look forward to meeting you, whether virtually or in-person, as we continue serving the Jacksonville and surrounding area.


On behalf of the D.W. Perkins Bar Association, I thank our members and supporters for remaining with us as we continue to advance our founders’ vision.


Yours in Service,


Obinna Anum