Thomas PurpiMr. Purpi is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York as well as the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a graduate of New York University (B.A., Middle Eastern Studies) and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University (J.D., International and Comparative Law).

Mr. Purpi received a scholarship to New York University and there pursued studies in psychology, history, politics and language (Spanish and Arabic). After graduating, he worked with a distinguished sole practitioner before commencing his studies at Cardozo Law School as part of an accelerated program. There, he earned a position on Cardozo’s prestigious Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, where he served as Associate Editor; sat on the chapter board of the Unemployment Action Center, a not-for-profit organization providing pro bono legal representation to unemployment claimants; and was selected to participate in Cardozo’s renowned Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, where he worked with the Open Society Institute in drafting a complaint to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on behalf of victims of human rights abuses in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Mr. Purpi spent his time at the Office of New York State Attorney General in the Health Care Bureau, fighting for patients’ rights and interpreting and enforcing the insurance and health care laws of the state.

An active contributor to the local and legal communities of New York City, Mr. Purpi is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of  New York, the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association. In addition to his practice, Mr. Purpi is a Founder and Director of a technology firm and advises several not-for-profit organizations.


Bar Admissions
State: New York
Federal: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Business, Civil and Commercial, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Housing and Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Matrimonial and Family, Employment and Labor, Personal Injury

Previous Experience
Office of the New York State Attorney General, Unemployment Action Center, Cardozo Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Law Office of Michael Gottesman

Law School
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

New York University

Professional Activities
New York State Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers' Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Volunteers of Legal Services