Kylie Purves

Kylie Purves

Attorney

Kylie got her start in the legal field working her way through college as a legal assistant at a busy Dallas area asbestos personal injury law firm.  Inspired by helping injured workers seek justice against some of the biggest chemical companies and refineries in the world, she went to law school at the University of Houston Law Center where she participated in several programs that offered free legal services to people in need.  She served as court assigned mediator in dozens of cases involving consumer disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and breach of contract cases and won her first trial against a lawyer for the federal government while she was still a second-year law student.  

After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 2003, Kylie moved to Kitsap County with her husband and law school classmate, John Purves.  Kylie worked in Port Orchard for ten years representing injured people in personal injury cases and working as a public defender in municipal, district, and superior courts.  She then went into public service, first for the City of Poulsbo where she started the “in-house” prosecution program and then for the City of Bremerton where she advised city officials and handled Bremerton’s civil litigation and code enforcement.

Kylie joined the firm in 2019.  She represents government entities, property owners, businesses, and injured people seeking justice.  She is an experienced trial attorney and admitted to practice in all Washington Courts and Federal Court for the Western District of Washington.  

Kylie lives in Port Orchard with her husband, John, and their sons William and Kyle.  When the Purves family gets a weekend that is not taken up with their boys’ sports or 4-H activities, they like to head out to the coast for camping, hiking and, if they are lucky, some razor clamming.

Background

Education

  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. English, 2001
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2003

Admissions

  • Washington State
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Professional and Civic Involvement
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Leadership Kitsap, Class of 2018 – 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Kitsap County Bar, Poulsbo CLE – “Washington Public Records Law”

Results

  • Jury verdict in excess of arbitration award in soft tissue injury motor vehicle case
  • Confidential settlement for employee in constructive termination case involving employer harassment
  • Summary judgment dismissal of class action lawsuit challenging municipal parking citations upheld on appeal
  • Summary judgment dismissal of challenge to municipality’s street vacation as ultra vires act
  • Dismissal of Land Use Petition Act appeal seeking to overturn municipal permitting decision

 

Serving Kitsap, Jefferson, Mason Counties and surrounding areas. 360-692-6415