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Marquis Who's Who Recognizes James Purcell for Professional Success

After serving with the Marine Corps for 13 years, Mr. Purcell now celebrates an outstanding career in law

    PONTE VEDRA, FL, March 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- James Purcell has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Purcell currently serves as a partner at Stoneburner Berry Purcell & Campbell, P.A., a position he has held since 2015. He previously served with Balch & Bingham, LLP, from 2012 to 2015, Stoneburner Berry Glocker Purcell & Greenhut, P.A., from 2008 to 2012, Akerman Senterfitt from 2006 to 2008, and Stoneburner Berry and Simmons, P.A., from 2000 to 2006. He began his career with the firm Mahoney Adams and Criser, P.A., in 1996, where he served for over three years. Outside of the law office, he shares his legal expertise teaching seminars. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association.

Mr. Purcell joined the United States Marine Corps in 1981 and served until being medically discharged due to a service related injury in 1993. Over the course of his career as a Marine, he achieved the enlisted rank of staff sergeant. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to his country, he was honored with a number of awards and commendations, some of which include the Navy Commendation Medal, multiple Navy Achievement Medals and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Purcell believes his military experience played a huge role in his personal and professional success. The Marine Corps was instrumental in enabling him to meet the strenuous commitments of the legal profession. His service taught him to prioritize and practice self-discipline.

After graduating from high school, Mr. Purcell had failed out of two colleges, but he did not let that define him. While serving in the Marine Corps, he decided to go back to school. Immediately following his discharge from the Marine Corps in November, 1993, Mr. Purcell graduated from the Charter Oaks State College with a Bachelor of Science with high honors. He then received a Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995. The self discipline, structure and determination he learned as a Marine showed him that he was capable of the hard work and dedication required to achieve a law degree. He is now dedicated to the profession and finds his career fulfilling and rewarding. According to Mr. Purcell, nothing could compare to the pride and accomplishment he finds in his kids and grandkids, but professionally, his greatest and most difficult achievements were in finishing Marine Corps boot camp (where he was meritoriously promoted for outstanding achievement) and graduating from law school.

Mr. Purcell also serves his community through a wide variety of charitable work. He previously served Wolfson's Children's Hospital as a board member of the Red Wagon Program and now continues to serve the hospital through charity fundraising. He and his wife Ann have used the holidays to provide gifts for the children of the hospital. He is also a board member of True Blue Navy Family Benefactors, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of service members and their families. The organization's current project is transforming Lake Wonderwood, located on the Naval Station at Mayport, Florida, into a recreational area for Navy families. He and his wife always try to help those in need, whether a family who just lost their home to a house fire, to a person dealing with complications of surgery, to senior citizens who are less fortunate, they are always there to provide a helping hand. Mr. Purcell hopes to expand his work with local charities and act as a mentor to the youth.

Mr. Purcell was listed as one of the Best Lawyers of America from 2008 to 2017. He has been AV Preeminent with 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 2003. He was named a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine in 2017, Best Lawyers in 2016 and 2017, Banking and Financing Lawyer of the Year for Jacksonville, Florida by Best Lawyers in 2014, and Secured Transaction Lawyer of the Year for Florida by Acquisition International in 2014. Aside from the skills and determination he learned through his experience in the Marine Corps, Mr. Purcell attributes his professional success to the love and support of his family. His parents, James L. Purcell and Regina B. Purcell, and all of his four siblings, Joe, Joan, Cathy and Dan, who worked as attorneys, and their experience was invaluable to his success in the legal industry. He is also grateful for the love and support of his wife and his children, who all sacrificed so much to help him become successful. He has been married to his wife Ann for more than 30 years. They have two children, Jennifer and Kathy, a son-in-law, Brad Sweeting, and two grandchildren, Cayden and Anna Marie.

He loves spending his spare time in the company of his children and grandchildren, swimming, reading, golfing, traveling and playing the guitar and piano.

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