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James Lawrence Purcell

James Lawrence Purcell, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1953, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1953, United States Tax Court 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1956, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1957, District of Columbia 1970.

Background

  • Purcell, James Lawrence was born on July 29, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Ligouri and Mary Theresa (Walter) Purcell.

  • Education

    • Student, King's College, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, St. John's University, 1952. Master of Laws, New York University, 1955.

    Career

    • Associate Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood (and predecessor firms), New York City, 1952-1955, Crisona Brothers, New York City, 1955-1958, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1958-1964, partner, since 1964. Member board advisory National Center for Paralegal Training, New York City, since 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1953, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1953, United States Tax Court 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1956, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1957, District of Columbia 1970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, since 1977. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, Nassau County Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Louise Gallagher, November 22, 1956 (deceased 1968). Children: Joseph, Joan, James Lawrence, Catherine. Married Regina M. Bligh, May 31, 1971.

      1 son, Daniel.
    • father: Joseph Ligouri Purcell
    • mother: Mary Theresa (Walter) Purcell
    • spouses: Mary Louise Gallagher
    • Regina M. Bligh
    • children: Joseph Purcell
    • Joan Purcell
    • James Lawrence Purcell
    • Catherine Purcell
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