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Mr. Puricelli is a 1985 graduate of Washington University, where he graduated Order of the Coif. Mr. Puricelli’s primary practice areas are business and commercial litigation. He has tried many jury and bench trials to conclusion, and has argued appeals in state and federal courts in Missouri and Illinois, as well as other jurisdictions.


  • Washington University, J.D., 1985
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1982


  • Missouri, 1985
  • Illinois, 1985
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois and Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Tax Court

Awards and Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers,  2008-2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2013 (Business Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2016 (Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law)
  • Best Lawyers, St. Louis Magazine 2007-2014 (Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain)
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Chair, Missouri Bar Eminent Domain Law Committee, 2011-12
  • Member, Missouri Bar Disciplinary Committee, Region X, 2016-2019