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Meet Attorney Charles E. Purdy IV

Charles E. Purdy IV

A San Diego Business Lawyer Certified by the California State Bar

Charles E. Purdy IVCharles E. Purdy began practicing law in 1981, with a focus on corporate law, real estate transactions, and business litigation. Throughout his career, Mr. Purdy has tried more than 65 jury trials and has quarterbacked countless transactional matters. He has found that his experience in each of these areas strengthens his knowledge and efficiency in the other legal matters. By understanding how lawsuits arise, he knows how to vet criteria at the transaction and contract stages to prevent legal obstacles later on.

Charles E. Purdy IV, who goes by “Chip,” is not like most lawyers who limit themselves to one specific practice area. Instead, equipped with decades of experience and first-hand knowledge, he can look at any issue within our firm's practice areas and steer you or your company toward a favorable resolution.


  • Chip received his Bachelor’s degree with High Honors from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Licensed to Practice In

  • California, 1981
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986


  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Diego) – Member
  • Enrique S. Camarena Educational Foundation, Inc. – Co-Founder
  • Advisory Committee to the Law and Public Safety Program for High School Students – Member
  • San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Association – Honorary Member
  • Wisconsin Historical Society – Member
  • Editor and Publisher of “News From The Front” (A periodic review of legal news that affects closely held corporations and property owners)
  • Certified by the California State Bar’s Office of Certification to teach fellow lawyers.

Classes & Speaking Engagements

  • “Entities with Drama: Conflict Within California Corporations and LLCs”
  • “Entity Formation, Operation and Dissolution: The Details”

Chip can examine your situation from all angles and will take the necessary measures to both solve your immediate problems and prevent any future, unforeseen issues from arising if you retain the services of our firm. Thanks to his years of litigation and transactional experience, he knows how to chart a successful navigation strategy for business and property owners.

See For Yourself.
Our Clients Tell How We've Helped Them

  • My case was assigned to Jared, and he did a great job. He was easy to contact and communicate with, I feel that he really heard me in terms of my desired outcome.

    “I was immediately put at ease with the treatment I received and attention to detail. ”

    John G.

  • They will give cogent advice as to the merits of a case.

    “Our family has used Purdy & Bailey for both a civil suit and a consumer lemon law transaction. Both were handled expeditiously and with restraint on spending attorney costs on unnecessary process. We would use them again and have also referred them to a friend in need of legal advice because they will give cogent advice as to the merits of a case.”


  • Purdy and Bailey are the real deal.

    “Purdy and Bailey are the real deal. In particular Mr. Bailey possesses not only a keen legal mind but also a sense of compassion and determination to serve his clients. If you want a lawyer with integrity--call Micah Bailey.”


  • I recommend Purdy and Bailey with a 5 star review.

    “I recommend Purdy and Bailey with a 5 star review. I am a VA resident needing a CA attorney. I chose Purdy Bailey based on the stellar online reviews and I was confident from the first consultation. Micah Bailey and team are knowledgeable, timely and always kept me informed. Micah's legal advice and expertise was especially helpful. I'm thankful I found them from 3000 miles away!”


  • Highly recommend their services!

    “To Whom it may concern; Micah attended to our legal needs, quickly analysed the situation and helped us work out our needs timely, and efficiently. Highly recommend their services!”


  • 50+ Years of Combined Litigation Experience

  • One-Stop Shop for Business & Real Estate Owners

  • Invaluable Legal Advice for Business Owners

  • Focused and Personalized Attention

  • Efficient and Cost-Effective Results

  • Courtesy Confidential Consultation

  • Aggressive Representation in Court

  • Dedicated to Prioritizing Your Interest