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William B. Purpura

William B. Purpura the founder is nationally & internationally recognized for his representation of many high-profile clients. Mr. Purpura has appeared in federal courts throughout the Nation, including the District of Columbia (Washington D. C.), Maryland, Virginia, New York (Southern & Eastern District), Pennsylvania (Eastern & Western District), West Virginia and Delaware. He has successfully represented clients charged with the most serious federal criminal cases such as racketeering (RICO), Continuing Criminal Enterprises (CCE), federal narcotic and conspiracies, international narcotic distribution (counsel for Joaquin Guzman Lorea, AKA El Chapo, Eastern District of N.Y.) homicides (Federal Death Penalty cases, District of Columbia, District of Maryland, Eastern District of Pennsylvania), sex offenses (sex trafficking and child pornography), police corruption, white collar crimes (ID theft, embezzlement, tax fraud, mortgage fraud, political bribery).  Mr. Purpura over his career has tried hundreds of cases in State and Federal Courts to Judge and Jury.


His practice is not limited to Criminal Defense. He has tried and settled numerous civil cases, involving personal injuries and obtained for his clients multiple millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts.




Mr. Purpura has been recognized as an expert in the litigation of Death Penalty cases and as an expert in criminal defense, in the State Court of Maryland and in the United States District Court, District of Maryland. He is recognized as “learned counsel” in federal capital litigation, District of Columbia, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and District of Maryland. 


In 1998, he was the second recipient of the John Adams Award for outstanding representation of indigent federal defendant’s in the U. S. District Court, District of Maryland.


Mr. Purpura was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers. “The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers…The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality.”

*(The College accepts for admission less than 1% of attorneys in each state & Canada.)

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