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Raymond A. Purdy, J.D.

Attorney Raymond Purdy is a proud alumnus of Michigan State University with both a Bachelors and Masters degree from MSU. He is proud to be able to give back to the University and serve MSU students when they have legal troubles in the East Lansing courts. He also studied law at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing and served as an adjunct professor at the Michigan State University Law School. There is no other attorney more uniquely qualified to represent students in criminal cases than Ray Purdy as he also served as a prosecuting attorney in Ingham County and was a deputy sheriff as well.


  • Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Master of Arts, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
    • College of Social Science, Criminal Justice

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan – licensed January 1987 (P39933)
  • US District Court, Western District, Michigan – admitted to practice
  • Ingham County Bar Association – Serves the 54-B District Court in East Lansing
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Professional Experience

  • Served in the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorneys Office that served the 54-B District Court
    • Circuit Court – 8 years
    • District Court – 10 years
    • Civil Asset Forfeiture and Felony Drug Prosecution – 5 years
    • Family Court – 1 year
  • Ingham County Sheriff’s Department – Served the 54-B District Court in East Lansing and MSU
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Lansing, Michigan
    • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Legal Methods, Research and Writing
  • Michigan State University Law School
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Lansing Community College
    • Associate Professor, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Business Law, Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Mid Michigan Police Academy
    • Coordinator, Administration, Curriculum Design, Classroom Instructor

Military Experience

  • Michigan National Guard
    • 46th Military Police Company
    • Honorable Discharge at rank of Staff Sergeant E-6
The Law Offices of Raymond A. Purdy, PLLC | 821 West Savidge St. Spring Lake, MI 49456 | Phone: 1-616-502-1646 | Fax: 1-616-842-5735