Pamela L. Purdy

Pamela L. Purdy

Managing Member
Location:
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Phone:
717-836-0764
Fax:
717-221-8403
Email:

Pamela L. Purdy established the Purdy Law Office, LLC in March 2006, concentrating her practice in Family and Matrimonial Law. After receiving her B.A. from the University of Richmond in 1996, she worked for a year for the law firm of Hunton and Willliams in Richmond, Virginia as a tobacco litigation paralegal. She attended law school at American University, Washington College of Law, graduating in 2000. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Justin M. Johnson of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, during which most of her assignments dealt with family law issues. Prior to opening her own practice, Ms. Purdy worked as a family law associate at McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC in Harrisburg from 2001 to 2006.

She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She participated as a Barrister in Honorable William W. Lipsitt Inn of Court, past chair of the Dauphin County Young Lawyers Section, and past secretary of its Family Law Section. Ms. Purdy serves as Paternity Counsel for the Dauphin County Domestic Relations Office and served as a custody conference officer for the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas from 2009 to 2015. She also is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has lectured on family law issues for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is a trained divorce mediator and collaborative law attorney.

Ms. Purdy was born in the Harrisburg area. She has been active in various community organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2000

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1996

Classes/Seminars

  • Lectured, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Lectured, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Past Counsel Member
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Family Law Section, Past Chair
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania (formerly the Independent Collaborative Attorneys of Central Pennsylvania), Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Honorable William W. Lipsitt Inn of Court, Past Barrister
  • Dauphin County Domestic Relations Office, Paternity Counsel
  • Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Custody Conference Officer, 2009 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Associate, 2001 - 2006
  • Honorable Justin M. Johnson of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk
  • Hunton and Willliams, Tobacco Litigation Paralegal