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Ken Purviance has been a litigation attorney since 1986. He joined the Hughes & Nunn team in 1991 after practicing at Post, Kirby, Noonan & Sweat. He has been a partner of our firm since 1999.


Mr. Purviance’s practice and expertise incorporates a variety of business and insurance litigation areas including first and third party coverage, insurance bad faith, agent errors and omissions, breach of contract, product liability, admiralty, real estate, construction defect and personal injury.


Mr. Purviance is the firm’s primary research and writing attorney. He oversees and executes the majority of our comprehensive research and writing assignments. He is analytical, objective and logical. His formidable talents in this arena have proven crucial to our firm’s successful law and motion practice.

Additionally, his steady and imperturbable demeanor lends itself to amenable relationships with colleagues, clients and opposing counsel.



  • Kramer v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, 76 Cal.App.4th 332 (1999) (No duty under Landlord’s policy to defend molestation claim against tenants)

  • Bjork v. State Farm General Insurance Company, 157 Cal. App. 4th 1 (2007) (Application of “resident relative” exclusion to liability claim for sexual molestation)

  • Behnke v. State Farm General Insurance Company, 196 Cal. App. 4th 1443 (2011) (Cumis fee dispute)



Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage, Admiralty Law, Product Liability, Directors and Officers' Liability, Employment Practices, Construction Defect, Real Estate.


McGeorge School of Law (JD 1986) with distinction

UC Riverside (BA 1983)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All California State Courts

All California Federal Dist. Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Supreme Court


San Diego Defense Lawyers (Board Member 2015-16)

San Diego County Bar Association

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