Gunster attorney Lauren Purdy

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Lauren Vickroy Purdy has been named Office Managing Shareholder of the Jacksonville office. 

Purdy is a trial and appellate lawyer who focuses her practice on business litigation and professional liability defense in state and federal courts across Florida. She moves into her new role as Office Managing Shareholder after having served as vice-chair of Gunster’s Business Litigation practice. She will continue to co-chair the firm’s Appellate practice and serve as one of the firm’s Loss Prevention partners where she assists Gunster’s general counsel with internal loss prevention issues. Purdy joined Gunster more than a decade ago after completing clerkships in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Northern District of Florida.

Outside the practice of law, Purdy is active in the community, having supported the JaxSports Council and Gator Bowl in various capacities, and serving as a member of the Women’s Giving Alliance and Leadership Florida.

“Lauren’s steadfast leadership and service to the firm and greater community makes her very deserving of this title, and we look forward to seeing the Jacksonville office continue to flourish,” said Bill Perry, Gunster’s CEO and Managing Shareholder.

“I am grateful and humbled by the opportunity to serve the Jacksonville office as Managing Shareholder. Gunster has been my home for more than 10 years. In that time, we have recruited and developed some of the best lawyers and staff in Florida. And as the firm approaches its 100th anniversary, I could not be more excited about the future of our office here in Jacksonville and the vision for our future as a firm,” Purdy stated.

Purdy earned her B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University and her J.D. from Florida State University.

Now in its 99th year, Gunster continues to grow and bolster its footprint across its statewide and state wise business law platform. The firm now has nearly 300 attorneys and a foothold in 12 cities, or every major market, across the state of Florida.


About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 290 attorneys and consultants, and over 290 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at


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