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James W. Purcell

James W. Purcell

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

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About Me

As a young lawyer, I cut my teeth prosecuting felonies in the Augusta Judicial Circuit.  My cases ran the gamut from murder and other violent crimes to complex fraud prosecutions which resulted in the convictions of public figures.  I rose to a position supervising other Assistant District Attorneys as Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Judicial Circuit.  Several dozen reported appellate cases chronicle a lasting legacy of my service to the State of Georgia.  After five years of public service, I entered the civil arena where I began representing physicians, transportation companies and insurers in a wide range of litigated matters.  Over the years my practice has included more complex cases, including defense of financial institutions and other corporations in class action lawsuits filed in the state and federal courts of Georgia.  I have participated as a member of trial teams trying cases in adjacent southeastern states involving complex catastrophic litigation.


I continue to embrace the world view and small town virtues I formed growing up in Calhoun, Georgia.  There, I learned the value of hard work, fair play and public service.  Over the years, I have been recognized with leadership positions in local civic organizations, a seven year term on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the state of Georgia and served as President of the Augusta Bar Association.  By invitation, I participated in Bar and judicial committees, including a committee to select a federal Magistrate Judge.  I am active in my church, currently serving as Chair of the Pastoral Council and liaison to its Finance Commission.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Appeals: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%

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Contact Info

Fulcher Hagler LLP

One 10th Street Suite 700
Augusta, GA, 30901


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197507/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Bet-the-Company LitigationBest LawyersN/A
Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)Best LawyersN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Augusta Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2000
Augusta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Augusta Bar AssociationN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Georgia, AthensN/AA.B1973