Byron M. Purcell
Director at Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs

Byron Michael Purcell is an experienced litigator who has successfully tried dozens of cases in a wide range of areas, including commercial litigation, products liability, personal injury defense, real estate and employment discrimination. He has argued before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals. Byron also represents clients in contractual disputes, complex business matters, commercial and real estate claims, insurance, equipment failures, wild fires, explosions and automobile accidents.

His clientele includes Fortune 500 Companies, such as Walmart, Bank of America, DIRECTV, Hertz, Chase Bank and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Byron became a Director with Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in 2001. Before joining the firm as a law clerk in 1994, he clerked with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

While earning his J.D. at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Byron was a member of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society. He was the regional champion of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition for the 1993-1994 season.

Byron obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Southern California. He was recognized as a Merit Scholar and received USC’s Achievement Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship. In 1991, he became a fellow of the Counsel on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO) and in 1993, he served as a legal teacher’s assistant in Huntington, NY.

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

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