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About Me

I work as a people's lawyer and represent persons with claims against insurance companies, corporations, and government agencies. Despite the rules of court that often work to conceal an insurance company's participation, I will not appear in any case where the settlement or judgment will be paid by an individual, rather than an insurance company, corporation, or governmental agency.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 85%
    28 years, 350 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    28 years, 8 cases
  3. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    28 years, 5 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact Info

Purdy Law Offices

PO Box 8002
Santa Fe, NM, 87504-8002


NMAuthorized to practice law198002/03/2012
AZInactive 198205/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Note & Comment EditorArizona Law Review1980
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPurdy Law Offices1985 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Mexico Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
New Mexico State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
First Judicial Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Montoya v. Akal SecurityRule overturned, worker's benefits restored.
Westgate Families v. County ClerkReferendum ordinances overturned.
Lopez v. Maez, 651 P.2d 1268 (N.M. 1982)Law refusing dram shop liability overturned.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Law ReviewRecovery of Damages for Wrongful Injunction1978
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1980
University of ArizonaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977