Alice A. Purdy is an associate in the firm’s Family Law Department.
The enthusiasm Ms. Purdy brings to family law is based on a strong sense
of justice and commitment to make a measurable difference and improvement
in the lives of her clients. Ms. Purdy transitioned from environmental
law and civil litigation practice to exclusively family law in 2013. Her
practice includes all aspects of family law matters, including high-asset
property division, child and spousal support, complex custody issues,
paternity matters, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and post-judgment matters.
Ms. Purdy received her J.D. and Certificate of Specialization with Distinction
in Environmental Law from Golden Gate University School of Law where she
earned the CALI Award for promising student in Water Law and served on
the Moot Court Board. She has a B.A. in English as well as a B.S. with
honors in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California,
Berkeley where she completed her thesis in the Environmental Science Honors
Ms. Purdy currently serves as an Officer and Director on the board of Queen’s
Bench where she provides continuing legal education on behalf of the oldest
women’s bar association in the country and volunteers her time to
mentor young women in Juvenile Hall.
Ms. Purdy is a volunteer attorney for Bay Area Legal Aid and the San Francisco
Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center, where she represents
low-income victims of domestic violence in restraining order and child
custody matters. She serves on the Color of Justice Committee, organized
by the National Association of Women Judges and California Women Lawyers,
that encourages young minority and women students to consider a career
in law or the judiciary. Ms. Purdy is a member of the State Bar of California,
as well as the San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, San Francisco County,
Contra Costa County and Alameda County Bar Associations. Her hobbies include
yoga, dance, and Italian cooking.