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H. Mark Purdy is a Martindale-Hubbell AV ® PreeminentTM Rated Lawyer (since 1987) with more than 46 years of combined litigation and judicial experience. He has a very broad background in all types of civil litigation and currently his practice is focused on personal injury and wrongful death, dissolution of marriage, and commercial disputes.

EDUCATION:

Univ. of So. Mississippi, 1967, B.S. (History & Political Science – double major)

Florida State University College of Law, 1970, J.D.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Florida (1970); Hawaii (1992)

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

1979-1981: County Court Judge for Broward County, Florida.

1981-1985: Circuit Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida.

2007-Present: Code Enforcement, Special Magistrate for City of Fort Lauderdale

CERTIFICATIONS

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator – (1990); Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator,(1993); Certified Mediator, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1993); Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator (2011); Qualified Arbitrator (1993). Trained in mediation of residential mortgage foreclosures (2010).

MISCELLANEOUS

Nominated to the Fourth District Court of Appeal by the Judicial Nominating Commission, 1988; Adjunct Professor of Law Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (negotiation, mediation and legal ethics); Three-term Chairman of the Broward County Bar Association Mediation Committee; Member of the Board of Directors, Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators, 2009-2010.

PERSONAL

Born in Sylacauga, Alabama on October 10, 1944; Member Kappa Alpha Order; Married to Ines Olaya Purdy, M.D. for 45 years; two adult children. Hobbies include photography, travel and study of world and U.S. history.