Dan Purtell

Contact Information

Email: dpurtell@mceldrewyoung.com

Phone: 215-545-8800

Dan Purtell is a trial attorney who has dedicated his career to defending victims of corporate wrongdoing, negligence and abuse.

Dan has tried more than 25 cases to verdict with over 100 additional cases resolving at mediation or arbitration. He has extensive experience litigating cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, including cases resulting from pharmaceutical, medical and nursing home negligence, FELA violations, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents and premises liability.

Dan was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and attended LaSalle College High School. After graduating from Temple University, he decided to become a trial attorney because of his experiences watching loved ones deal with injuries caused by others. Dan saw insurance companies, medical providers and corporations put their profits ahead of his family’s well-being. He has dedicated his legal career to fighting this injustice on behalf of his clients.

Dan is a graduate of Temple University – Beasley School of Law where he was a member of Temple’s nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Program. He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.  Additionally, Dan is very active in the local and national legal community, with active memberships in The Temple Inn of Court, Philadelphia Trial Attorneys Association (PTLA), PTLA Future Leaders, Pennsylvania Association of Justice (PAJ), PAJ Board of Governors and America Association of Justice (AAJ).  Dan’s efforts and abilities have been acknowledged by his National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 and Super Lawyers Future Leaders designations.

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