Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012-2019
Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2008-2011
Maslon Law Firm Humanitarian Award for 2001 (honoring volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity and Kenwood Elementary School Reading Program).
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell®
Honorable Discharge, United States Navy in June 1973.
Mr. Purdy served as an officer in the United States Navy reaching the rank of Lieutenant. His service included a one-year tour in Viet Nam beginning in December 1969 and ending in December 1970. While on active duty, he received the following military decorations and honors: Joint Services Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V," Navy/Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation, Southeast Asia and Vietnam Service Medals, and the National Service Medal.