Alex Purvis is a litigator and policyholder coverage lawyer with a unique background, including experience in product liability, construction, and complex commercial litigation. He started his career as a litigation associate handling large-scale insurance coverage and subrogation matters. After joining Bradley in 2005, Alex developed a reputation as a leading insurance coverage lawyer for commercial policyholders across the Southeast.
Alex can fight for his clients when needed, but he prefers to work with his clients to seek resolution consistent with their big-picture goals, using his insurance, risk management, and trial experience as leverage over the course of a dispute. His courtroom experience includes matters in state and federal courts across the country, and he frequently handles matters pending in courts outside of his home state of Mississippi. Alex manages all stages of the dispute resolution process from initial case consultation through appeal, and he works with his clients to define their goals early.
His favorite relationships with clients are partnerships, and Alex focuses on providing value to each matter that he handles. Alex is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC).
Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2019-2021 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Insurance Law, 2016-2022 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2016-2022 Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2018-2022 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Insurance Coverage, 2010, 2012-2016 Listed in Portico Jackson magazine, "Portico 10," 2014 Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated Listed in Benchmark Litigation "Future Star," Mississippi, 2016-2021 Listed in Mississippi Business Journal "Leader in Law," 2015 Top 50 under 40, 2015 Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar, Fellow American College of Coverage Counsel, Fellow Adams v. Energizer Holdings, Inc., et al., WL 1791373 (S.D. Miss. April 19, 2013) Obtained 12(b)(6) dismissal for Energizer Holdings, Inc., Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc., and Energizer Battery, Inc. in products liability action seeking compensatory and punitive damages for alleged injuries sustained by individual after handling allegedly defective batteries. Conwill v. Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc., 2010 WL 2400423 (S.D. Miss. June 11, 2010) Obtained summary judgment for Marsh USA, Inc. and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. against a $5.2 million claim arising from Hurricane Katrina. Delta & Pine Land Co. v. Nationwide Ins., 520 F.3d 395 (5th Cir. 2008) Reversal by Fifth Circuit in third-party coverage dispute arising under CGL policy for seed manufacturer. Great American Insurance Company of New York v. Lowry Development, LLC, 2007 WL 4268776 (S.D. Miss. 2007) Key spoliation ruling in coverage dispute arising out of Hurricane Katrina. Great American Insurance Company of New York v. Lowry Development, LLC, 576 F.3d 251 (5th Cir. 2009) Successfully represented Great American Insurance Company in its appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from an adverse jury verdict in an insurance coverage dispute. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of summary judgment, finding no wind coverage for the destruction of a condominium complex in Hurricane Katrina. National Casualty Co. v. Franklin County, Miss., 2010 WL 1780197 (S.D. Miss. April 29, 2010) Obtained 12(b)(6) dismissal for Franklin County and the Franklin County Board of Supervisors of insurance company’s action seeking declaratory judgment that it had no duty to defend or indemnify Franklin County against a lawsuit under a law enforcement liability policy. The underlying lawsuit alleged violations of 28 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, and 1985(3) and arose out of alleged actions and omissions of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department in the 1960s. Nichols v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 2007 WL 2475934 (N.D. Miss. 2007) Improper joinder removal opinion in products liability action.