The Purvis Law Firm
Legal & Business Advisors     805.884.9881


The Purvis Law Firm was founded by Michael C. Purvis.  Mr. Purvis has over 26 years of experience as an attorney and business advisor.  He has served as in-house counsel for a variety of major multi-national corporations, including The Walt Disney Company, Viacom, The Carborundum Company (a subsidiary of British Petroleum) and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (the fourth largest toy company in the U.S.). He has extensive experience in all of the practice areas of the firm, and has experience as both a litigator and transactional attorney. 

Mr. Purvis also currently serves as the Managing Partner of Global Rights Management, LLC, an intangible assets management company that brokers, manages, trades and enforces a wide range of intangible assets and intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patents, trademarks, copyrights, celebrity rights, product rights, and financial rights.  For more information, visit

He resides in Santa Barbara, California along with his wife and two children, where he is an active member of the community.


Admitted to Practice Law:

State of California (for over 26 years)

District of Columbia (inactive)

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Central District, CA


California real estate broker license  


B.A. in Psychology, Louisiana State University

M.A. in Communications, the University of New Orleans

J.D. Cum Laude, Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles 


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