Some of the earliest readers of this website will recall my career path as a lawyer thus far: I finished law school and worked as a government law clerk while studying for (and passin) the Illinois bar exam. I stayed with the government for a while, then accepted an attorney position with a law firm in the Quad Cities area of Illinois/Iowa. At that firm, I handled the majority of the court appearances on cases which ranged from murder down to traffic tickets. I also took (and passed) the Iowa bar exam, so that I could practice law in both Illinois and Iowa. Having gained trial and law-firm-business experience, I recently departed from that law firm, and started my own firm: Puryear Law P.C.
Right now, the majority of my cases are criminal defense and criminal appeal matters, which I find to be a exciting areas of law. I am also handling various civil matters, which I enjoy as well. As a gun rights proponent, I have an interest in self defense and its implications in criminal and civil matters, and plan to spend a good deal of time on that area of the law. Given my background in Computer Science and the time I spent at previous firms that focused on business law and other transactional matters, I may also spend more time in that area of law.
Taking the 1,000,000 or so steps needed to form a law firm, such as renting office space, securing the necessary insurance, selecting furniture, putting together a website, etc. have taken up quite a bit of my time over the last week or so. That is why there was a reduction in posts to LearnAboutGuns.com – but rest assured, I remain committed to this website, and plan to write for years to come. Those who have emailed me and not yet received a response should also rest assured that I will reply (I am working my way through over 100 emails right now, slowly but surely!)
Eric D. Puryear
Attorney at Law (IL & IA)
Puryear Law P.C.
3719 Bridge Ave # 6
Davenport, IA 52807
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Go ahead brotha and do your thing. Thanks for your dedication in the midst of your life changing events.
congratulations Eric I am pleased to see your interests and I am sure you will go far with this endeavor. A defense lawyer for self defense will be a great thing for all gun owners. My thanks JD
Congratulations! May much success come your way. HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS TO YOU AND YOUR BRIDE.
Congratulations my man!!!! As a former business owner I think you would agree, only ,in land of the free and home of the brave. Thanks for all you do, Happy New Year.
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you can enlighten the gunhaters.
Congratulations Eric – I wish you much success in your new endeavor! I'm sure with the dedication, intelligence and enthusiasm you've shown on this website, you'll do very well. All the best to you and your wife.
Congratulations Eric! I wish you and yours all the best in 2011, and look forward to reading new material from you out here in the Windy City.
Congratulations, Eric! I wish you every success in this new endeavor. It isn't often that gun-rights advocates as articulate and well-read as yourself come along. You represent our side of the argument very well. Thank you.
Congratulations, Eric! Best wishes, you will be regarded as the "go to guy" for gun knowledge and legal issues i.e. Massaad Ayoob.
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