Alex Purvis' experience includes litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country. He is currently handling disputes in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Minnesota, and Kentucky, and has prior litigation experience in Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is comfortable litigating beyond Mississippi and working with local counsel as necessary to achieve the client’s goals.

Alex’s practice is focused on two fields: (1) negotiation and litigation of complex insurance coverage matters, with significant experience handling construction disputes; and (2) products liability. He has handled all stages of the litigation and dispute resolution process from initial case consultation through appeal and works with his clients to define their goals early in the process. He recognizes that a client’s desire to win a dispute must be viewed in the context of other realities, including the cost of litigation, and he looks for creative opportunities for resolution throughout the matter. At the same time, Alex’s trial experience allows him to negotiate with confidence that the case can be tried if necessary. Alex’s interest in product liability started in law school. As a member of the Moot Court Board, he competed in the National Products Liability Competition at the University of Cincinnati and finished third, arguing before panels of state and federal Judges. From that early experience, Alex maintains his interest in understanding products and working with manufacturers to manage the risk related to their particular industry.

Alex has product liability experience from the early investigation stages through appeal. While some of Alex’s work includes management and supervision of local counsel, he is actively involved in the day-to-day handling of these complex litigation files. His successful results in products liability cases include the following:

  • Extraordinary Writ from Arkansas Supreme Court vacating trial court’s order requiring production of manufacturer’s confidential material and trade secrets;
  • Dismissal of cases arising from accidents in Mexico based on doctrine of forum non conveniens;
  • Dismissal during wrongful death trial at close of plaintiffs’ evidence;
  • Successful fraudulent joinder removal resulting in quick and favorable resolution;
  • Order requiring return of confidential material improperly removed from federal courthouse by plaintiffs’ counsel;
  • Multiple protective orders obtained despite substantial motion practice and efforts by plaintiffs’ counsel to disseminate confidential material and trade secrets beyond the case;
  • Successful and favorable resolution of multiple wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits.

Alex is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC).