Alex Purvis is a partner in the firm’s Jackson office and focuses a significant amount of his time on complex insurance coverage matters and products liability.
As a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), Alex has been recognized for his insurance coverage experience by Mid-South Super Lawyers. He started his practice with an insurance coverage firm and developed his skills in the context of complex first-party and third-party coverage disputes. With Bradley, Alex continues to focus on insurance coverage dispute resolution and often works closely with the firm’s clients on these issues. He assists clients from the earliest stages of the claim and works with them toward efficient resolution, recognizing that creative solutions may provide the most value to the client. When informal resolution is not possible, Alex has the litigation experience to see the matter through in court.
Alex frequently speaks and writes on insurance coverage issues, with particular focus on the duty to defend. He teaches seminars to various industry groups, including the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors and the Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys. Alex is a member of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association and authored a chapter in The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy, published by the ABA in 2010.
In addition to his coverage work, a significant portion of Alex’s work relates to his role as a dedicated team member of Bradley attorneys, serving as regional counsel for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Alex manages injury and wrongful death litigation across the country and recently obtained a complete defense verdict following a three-week jury trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2019-2022 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Insurance Law, 2016-2023 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2016-2023 Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2018-2023 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 "Litigation Star", 2023 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.