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A. Craig Purcell

A. Craig Purcell, Partner

Providing legal advocacy, educational leadership and professional integrity for Suffolk County 

In the 40 years that attorney Purcell has been practicing criminal and personal injury law, he has built a reputation for integrity and professionalism with his clients and peers. He not only practices law, but he is also an educator and legal education advocate, which includes his serving as a founding officer and dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law. Mr. Purcell is the chief trial counsel at Glynn Mercep and Purcell, LLP.

Offering strong personal injury advocacy, criminal defense skills and courtroom presence

Known throughout the state for his criminal defense and personal injury trial practice, attorney Purcell provides clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties with sought-after legal representation. He currently serves as the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the Tort System and has previously served the New York State Bar Association as one of its vice presidents and as a member of the executive committee. He has instructed students in trial advocacy at both Hofstra Law and Touro Law schools and is a frequent lecturer for the Suffolk Academy of Law.

Contact a respected lawyer with extensive trial experience

When you are looking for wise counsel, contact us at Glynn Mercep and Purcell, LLP for a consultation on your personal injury, criminal law or real estate matter. Our firm is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and outside of these hours by appointment. Contact us at 631.751.5757 or online to book an appointment at one of our two locations in Stony Brook and Hauppauge, New York.

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Criminal law

Bar admissions

  • New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Honors

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1973
  • A.B., Hamilton College, 1970

Professional associations

Attorney Purcell has served as president of the 3500-member Suffolk County Bar Association, as chairman of its Criminal Law and Judicial Screening committees and as dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law. 

Attorney Purcell has also been very active in the New York State Bar Association, serving as a Vice President from the 10th Judicial District, a member of its executive committee and presently serves as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on the Tort System. In connection with the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Purcell served as Chairman of the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders from 1998 to 1999. 

Seminars

  • Hofstra Law, instructor, Trial Techniques Program
  • Touro Law, instructor
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